Board of Education Summary Report
Presentation to the Board: Mike Purcell and Nancy Lullo gave a report on Summer School and Extended School Year (ESY) services. ESY is provided for special education students who require an extended school year in order to prevent significant regression in academic and/or social skills over an extended period of time that school is not in session. Extended School Year services are mandated by federal and state regulations for students who are determined eligible through the IEP process.
Discussion Without Action: The Board received and discussed a revised 2013 – 2014 Draft School Calendar as presented by Superintendent Bridges who noted the following highlights of the proposed draft calendar:
- The first day of student attendance moves from August 14, the second Wednesday of August, to one week later on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
- Monday, October 14, 2013, (Columbus Day) would be an attendance day. Being in school on this day moves one day of student attendance from the second semester to the first semester, which helps balance the days in the semesters.
- First semester final examinations will be December 18, 19, and 20, 2013, ending the first semester before the winter vacation.
- Last day of student attendance, without any emergency days, would be Friday, May 30, 2014. This moves the last day of attendance from a Monday to a Friday, which was a move recommended by the community feedback in May.
- Semester balance:
- First semester will have 82 full days of attendance.
- Second semester will have 89 full days of attendance. Taking into account the two lost days of instruction for the administration of the PSAE, there will be 87 full days of instruction.
- The second semester includes 3 half days of instruction. Adjusting the 3 half days to the equivalent of 1.5 full days, there will be 88.5 days of instruction in the second semester.
- The difference is 6.5 days, which both high schools believe is acceptable.
- It is important to note that Public Act 97-0742, effective June 30, 2013, removes the provision that allows days of attendance to be less than five clock hours on the opening and closing days of the school term. This means that the last day of school will not be the typical shorter day the District has scheduled in recent years.
The Board will vote on the proposed draft calendar on Monday, October 15, 2012.
Discussion Without Action: There was a second discussion of the revised policy for Abused and Neglected Child Reporting (5.90). Recommended changes may be reviewed in BoardDocs (link below) and reflect a change in Illinois law. The review of School Board Policies is a standard process to insure alignment with current laws and practices. The Board will vote on the revisions on Monday, October 15, 2012.
The Board of Education will hold its next meeting on Monday, October 15, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Administration Center, 203 W. Hillside Road, Naperville. This session is recorded for rebroadcast.
To review the agenda and supporting documentation, please visit the District web site and select the "Meetings and Agenda" area under "Board of Education" or click here: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/naperville203/Board.nsf/Public
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