Board Briefs - Key Highlights

board briefs

Here are a few highlights from the Board of Education meeting. Full meeting agendas can be viewed on our website or by clicking here, and full livestream recordings are also available and can be viewed here. 

December 2, 2021

Click here to watch the Superintendent’s Update (video)

Public Hearing for 2021 Tax Levy

Dr. Romano’s reviewed the 2021Tax Levy presentation. Opportunity for public comment and board discussion followed. The 2021 Tax Levy was approved by the Board of Education. The Tax Levy presentation can be found by clicking here.

Approval of LZHS Course Proposals

A complete list and description of those courses can be found by clicking here.

Approval of 2022-23 School Fees

A list of the approved fees can be found by clicking here.

Teaching and Learning Committee Update

  • Review of Updated Standards/Social Science Curriculum Writing
  • Mandated Units of Study
    • Social Studies
    • Health
    • Financial Literacy
  • Middle School Fine and Applied Art Update
  • Term adjustment
  • Rationale
  • Increased Mathematics Support at Lake Zurich High School
    • Small group office hours
    • Additional staff in Math, Science and Technology Center
    • Early access to building (7:15 a.m.)
    • Referral system for Math, Science and Technology Center
    • Expanded tutoring appointments

School Improvement Plans

Mrs. Stallion and Middle School South, Middle School North, and Lake Zurich High School building leaders provided an overview of each secondary school's improvement plan for the current school year. The School Improvement Plan memo to the Board can be found here and the PowerPoint presentation on secondary level School Improvement Plans can be found here. (Links to individual school improvement plans can also be found within these links)

Social-Emotional Support Update

Dr. McArdle presented an update on the social-emotional supports that have been implemented throughout District 95 to support students. Highlights from her presentation included:

  • Lake Zurich High School Calming Room
  • Middle School Therapy Dog Access
  • Community Mental Health Partnerships
  • Mentorship Program Pilot
  • Staff Trauma Training

The complete Social-Emotional Support Update presentation can be found by clicking here.

Enrollment Boundaries – Kildeer Crossing

Mrs. Cullinan updated the Board of Education on future new home planned development as well as those currently under construction. Discussion followed regarding impact on elementary school attendance areas. Mrs. Cullinan proposed that the Board of Education consider assigning the future planned Kildeer Crossing development to Sarah Adams School. This proposal will be voted on at the December 16, 2021 Board of Education Meeting. The complete report can be found by clicking here.

Health & Wellness: COVID Update

General health updates were provided regarding the 7 and 14 day number of new case incidence rates, which continue to place our 60047 zip code area in the substantial range of COVID cases. The superintendent also shared the internal district case information including the following:

District 95 Internal Data

  • Total Cases to Date: 206 (24 staff, 182 students)
  • Current active cases (students/staff currently in isolation): 5 staff, 41 students
  • Current school-based exclusions: 46
  • Current staff/students in test-to-stay protocol: 0 staff, 13 students

Based upon the increase of exclusions at the elementary level due to identified close contacts during school lunch periods, beginning Monday, December 6, all elementary school lunch areas will implement a temporary shift to provide for 6 feet of physical distance between students. This decision may result in students being unable to access the gym and/or other large spaces in our schools. The Health and Wellness Committee will continue to monitor the data to make a recommendation beyond the winter break.