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Board Briefs October 21, 2019

Highlights from the October 21, 2019 Board of Education meeting

Prairie Elementary School students led the Board of Education in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Board of Education highlighted the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program at the meeting. Colleges use it to identify academically exceptional Hispanic/Latino students. To be considered for this honor a student must take the PSAT/NMSQT in October of their junior year; be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino; Achieve the minimum required PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score; and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of junior year. Congratulations to the following students who have met the criteria for consideration in the National Hispanic Recognition Program at NCHS: Matias Bonta, Elizabeth Ducharme, Althea Foster and Ella Ruiz, and at NNHS: Ana Cardenas Manrique, Sophia Feldman, Shawn Gregory, Cristian Hernandez.

The Board approved the music instrument bid as presented by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Jayne Willard. Annually, the Learning Services department reviews the music instrument inventory and recommends a refresh based on age and condition of the instruments as well as level of student interest. The total bid award is $48,970.69 from the 2019-2020 Learning Services music supply budget.

The Board also reviewed the following presentations:

  • FY2020-2021 Budget Calendar: Outlined the steps taken throughout the budgeting process.
  • Annual Enrollment Update: Provides a comparison of September 30, 2018 to September 30, 2019 enrollment data by level, to describe the accuracy of the projections provided by Dr. Charles Kofron and to describe enrollment trends by educational level. Dr. Kofron presented his demographic and enrollment report to the Board of Education in March of 2015 and provided District 203 with updates of that report each year since that time.
  • Naperville 203 School Report Card Presentation: Preview of the data that will be included in the 2019 Illinois State Report Card.


The Board members discussed without action the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school year calendars. The Board is expected to act on the proposed calendars at the November 18, 2019 meeting.

Also discussed with action at the meeting:

  • Opposition of IASB Resolution 1
  • IASB Resolution Delegate selection of Mrs. Gericke
  • Resolution to Regulate Expense Reimbursements
  • Resolution Designating Interest Earnings