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May 1st Board Meeting Highlights

For Immediate Release

May 2, 2018 

At its regular meeting held Tuesday evening, the Freeport School District Board of Education:

● Received updates on the progress of the curriculum reviews for K-12 Art and World Languages, as well as an update from the Technology Department on its activities and upcoming initiatives. (Additional contact: Dr. Duane Meighan, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, 815-232-0310, duane.meighan@fsd145.org)

● Considered a proposal to adopt the Pearson/My Perspectives Curriculum for FHS Grades 9-11 English Language Arts (ELA) courses. This will return to the Board for a decision at its May 15th meeting. (Additional contact: Dr. Duane Meighan, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, 815-232-0310, duane.meighan@fsd145.org)

● Considered a proposal to revise the district’s Uniformity of Dress Policy. A Uniformity of Dress Committee was established to review the current policy. The committee proposed one updated version of the policy for the K-6 level and two potential updated versions for the Gr. 7-12 level. This item will return to the Board for further consideration and action at its May 15th meeting. (Additional contact: Dr. Mike Schiffman, Superintendent, 815-232-0308, mike.schiffman@fsd145.org)

● Approved a resolution providing for the issue of General Obligation Limited School Bonds, Series 2018A and Taxable General Obligation Refunding Limited School Bonds, Series 2018B. This includes $5,000,000 in bonds for the purpose of refinancing current bonds and $11,339,387 in Working Cash Fund Bonds in order to complete much-needed facility repairs and upgrades. The bond issue is within the limits of the debt service extension base and therefore will not result in any tax increase to the community. (Additional contact: Dr. Patrick McDermott, Asst. Superintendent of Business & Finance, 815-232-0304, patrick.mcdermott@fsd145.org)

● Approved contract extensions for building and district administrators and directors. (Additional contact: Dr. Mike Schiffman, Superintendent, 815-232-0308, mike.schiffman@fsd145.org)

The public is always invited and encouraged to attend Freeport School District Board of Education meetings. The next scheduled regular meeting will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018,​ at 6:00 PM​ ​at Freeport Middle School.