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|Tuesday August 30, 08:00 AM - 01:35 PM|
Rickover Early Dismissal
|Tuesday August 30, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM|
Rickover Open House
|Wednesday August 31, 08:00 AM - 01:50 PM|
Wagoner Early Dismissal
|Wednesday August 31, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM|
Wagoner Open House
|Thursday September 1, 08:00 AM - 01:50 PM|
Strassburg Early Dismissal
DISTRICT 168 IS HIRING
CERTIFIED TEACHERS AND
CERTIFIED SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS!
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Community Consolidated Schools District 168 held the Public Hearing for Qualified School Construction Bonds (QSCB) on Monday, April 18, 2016. The QSCB is part of a Federal Program to assist school districts with capital projects needed to update and maintain buildings and grounds. Close to 200 School districts across the state applied for the QSCB and only 29 were selected for the opportunity. The intent of the Federal program is to allow districts to issues bonds that the federal government will cover the interest cost – thus allowing school districts to be responsible for the principal and not the full interest costs. District 168 qualified to receive $9 million in QSCB for capital improvement and repairs. Having already established a partnership with Energy Systems Group in 2015, the district was ready with identified needs for the buildings. The District shared with the public the needed capital projects that would be considered. The current five priorities to be addressed are:
1. Remodeling Rickover Junior High – Remodeling the existing North East wing and a new Learning Resources Center.
2. New playgrounds at Wagoner and Strassburg
3. Flooring Replacement at all three schools
4. Replace the outdoor track at Rickover
5. Address the entry point of water at each of the buildings. Currently, the district has major expenditures for equipment impacted by the water. By addressing this issue now, it will save the district in the years to come added expense for pipes, boilers, HVAC systems, bathroom equipment, etc.
This opportunity allows the district to make needed repairs now while still being able to maintain a fund balance for other needed future expenditures. Without a budget from the State, the fund balance allows the district to still operate at full capacity at the opening of the 2016-17 school year. The QSCB allows the buildings to be in better quality for our children at the same time. The district has additional priorities, however the five above have been identified as a start point. Board members have also discussed the possibility for a hot kitchen at one of the buildings in the future. Please visit the District Website to view the PowerPoint from the March 21st Board meeting to see additional, more specific information.
As part of the transformation of District 168, the Board of Education is addressing the needs of our students in a holistic way which includes providing the best learning spaces possible. It is the district's goal to use this project in attracting families to Sauk Village to take advantage of the updated buildings and new curricular initiatives supporting our children.
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At CCSD168, our mission is to inspire, challenge, and support every child every day to reach their greatest academic, social, and personal potential. This mission cannot be accomplished without the support and involvement of our community.
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Vision 20/20's policy platform reflects educators from across the state and is representative of opinions from the southern tip of Illinois through the northern Chicago suburbs. Although the City of Chicago operates under a separate school code, they face many similar challenges. This vision is the result of input from over 3,000 key stakeholders, discussions with field experts, and a review of current literature on best practices.
Conscious that no single legislative attempt at school improvement can be developed, implemented, or find success without the support, devotion, and hard work of all stakeholders, Vision 20/20 asks not just for state action, but also for local action and the support of educators across the state to fulfill the promise of public education. On behalf of the over two million schoolchildren in Illinois, we challenge the State Legislature, the Governor, and all stakeholders to take action.
Our organizations contributed their time, insight, and advocacy to the Vision 20/20 process. Together, we are committed to supporting and promoting the priorities of this vision.
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Did you know that research has found that very positive things can happen (improved coping skills, better relationships and grades) when parents and caregivers spend at least 15 minutes of undivided time per day talking with and listening to their children? Additional research also reports that children really do look to their parents and caregivers for advice and help about difficult choices and decisions in their lives.
The Administration & Staff of Community Consolidated School District 168 would like to thank each and every school board member for their dedicated service and commitment in ensuring every student receives the best education possible. We thank you for your vision and leadership.