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Board Brief February 16, 2021

Highlights from the February 16, 2021 Board of Education meeting include:

The February 16, 2021 Board of Education meeting was held in-person at Naperville Central High School.

The Board celebrated nine students from Naperville 203 who have been selected as candidates for the United States Presidential Scholars Program. The program was established in 1964 by executive order of the President to recognize and honor some of the nation's most distinguished graduating seniors. Scholars are chosen for leadership and service to school and community. They demonstrate exceptional scholarship; visual, creative, and performing arts talent; and accomplishment in career and technical fields. Up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen annually. If circumstances permit, all Scholars will be invited to Washington, DC in June for the National Recognition Program, featuring events and enrichment activities including the Presidential Scholars medallion presentation during a White House-sponsored ceremony.  Congratulations to the following students:

From Naperville Central the students are Braden Hajer, Simeon Lee, Elizabeth Liu, and Colin Yao.  Students from Naperville North are Tyler Ditmars, Andrew Li, Rachel Shi, Katherine Watson, and Christopher Zhou.

Superintendent Bridges recognized the Naperville North Science Bowl who won the State Tournament for the sixth straight year!  The North A team won first place in the Illinois State Science Bowl and will be competing in the National Science Bowl at the end of April. This year the tournament has been held virtually with moderators from all across the country. The students earned $500 for their school and a chance to become the first school in Illinois to win the National Science Bowl.  The Naperville North C team took second place and the Naperville North B team took third place.  The Science Bowl team includes Coach: Kevin Farrell and Team: Geoffrey Wu, Judson Lam, Nick Liu, Henry Xie, and Kevin Cao.

The Board had action by consent:

  • Bills and Claims
  • Adoption of Personnel Report
  • Board Meeting Minutes

Members of the administration updated the community on the Return to Learn progress including updates on surveillance testing, vaccine distribution, and updated CDC guidelines.

Chief Information Officer Roger Brunelle presented to the Board of Education Naperville 203’s Data Privacy Update in response to the State of Illinois passing the Student Online Privacy Protection Act (SOPPA) that will go into effect on July 1, 2021.  

The Board held a discussion with action and approved the following:

  • General and Optional Fees 2022
  • High School Course Fees 2021-2022
  • Career 203 Update
  • DuPage Children’s Museum Agreement

To view the complete Board of Education agenda, click here.