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News from December 15th, 2022 Board of Education Meeting

News from December 15th, 2022 Board of Education Meeting

The District 64 Board of Education held a regular meeting on Thursday, December 15th, at Jefferson Early Childhood Center.


Student and Staff Recognition

  • We were treated to a performance by the Emerson Middle School Chamber Orchestra. Led by Erica Faulhaber, Curriculum Specialist for Instrumental Music, the group played some holiday favorites to start off the meeting in a festive fashion. 
  • We also recognized our musicians who represented District 64 at the 2022 Illinois Music Educators Association Festival, which is sponsored by the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA). 
    • More than 1,000 of the finest band and orchestra students from more than 50 junior high schools in the North Suburban area auditioned for a position in these all-star groups. Students spent months preparing their virtual auditions for submission.
    • District 64 students selected to participate in the festival include:
      • Emerson – Eliza Chasak, violin; Isabella Roszko, violin; Paxton Miller, trombone; Jasmyn Knipping, jazz tenor saxophone; Will Seiter, jazz trumpet.
      • Lincoln – Anderson Burkum, euphonium; Thomas Dickinson, trombone; Rose Hassman, viola; Reed Maurer, bassoon and jazz saxophone; Hannah Seol, viola; Luke Steffens, clarinet.
  • With this being our inaugural board meeting in the new space, we wanted to take a minute and offer our sincerest thank you to Studio GC, Nicholas & Associates, and Midwest Mechanical for making our full-day kindergarten additions and renovating the Jefferson Early Childhood Center and District Office. 

Spotlight on Franklin Elementary School

  • Franklin Principal Kristin Williams gave an in-depth presentation on what makes Franklin special and the close-knit community the school has built. 
  • Mrs. Williams highlighted how students were making a difference in other’s lives, how the staff continues to make it a great environment, and how the board has helped Franklin improve. 
  • She also shared a video, “Making Our Mark,” which had interviews with students on what makes Franklin memorable.  You can watch that video here

Adoption of Final 2022 Tax Levy Resolution #1302, #1303, #1304

  • Motion carried
  • You can find more information on the Tax Levy Resolutions here. 

Adoption of Resolution #1305 Authorizing a Supplemental Tax Levy to Pay the Principal of & Interest on Outstanding Limited Bonds of the District

  • Motion carried 

Approval of Summer Interim Session 2023

  • Motion carried
  • Worlds of Wonder will offer two 12-day sessions and will be located at Washington (K-3rd grade) and Lincoln (4th-7th grade). 
    • Session 1: Wednesday, June 14 - Friday, June 30 (No School Monday, June 19)
    • Session 2: Wednesday, July 5 - Thursday, July 20 (No School Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4)
  • The WOW tuition will be increased to $135 per 12-day class. This will accommodate a 3% salary increase for clerical staff, teachers, and teaching assistants, which is comparable to salaries paid by surrounding districts. WOW staffing salaries for these employees have not increased in five years. This tuition fee will support the full cost of the program, including the continued use of the online registration tool.

Approval of Policy 7:70 Attendance & Truancy 

  • Motion carried

Approval of Recommended Personnel Report

  • Motion carried

Consent Agenda

  • The board passed a motion to table the intergovernmental agreement with the City of Park Ridge for Crossing Guards due to the increased rate the District is being asked to pay. 
  • The rest of the Consent Agenda was passed, including the Adoption of the 2023-2024 School Year Calendar. 
  • You can find the calendar on our website

Approval of Minutes

  • Motion carried

Together We Discover, Learn, Grow & Care

At D64, our mission is to foster opportunities for discovery, engagement, and growth for all students. We accomplish this by nurturing interdependence, appreciation of differences, and care for self and others.

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