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June 19th Board Meeting Highlights

For Immediate Release

June 20, 2018

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

● Appointed Mr. George McCarty as Vice-President of the Board. The role was previously filled by Mrs. Janice Crutchfield, who recently moved to the role of President. (Additional contact: Dr. Mike Schiffman, Superintendent, 815-232-0308, mike.schiffman@fsd145.org)

● Approved a proposal of recommended changes to the differential schedule. (Additional contact: Mr. Chris Shockey, Director of Human Resources, 815-232-0307, chris.shockey@fsd145.org)

● Approved a proposal to adopt the Pearson Miller & Levine Biology 2019 Program, the Walker Pearson Physics Program, and PASCO Chemistry Program for High School Science Curriculum. (Additional contact: Dr. Duane Meighan, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, 815-232-0310, duane.meighan@fsd145.org)

● Approved proposed updates to the extracurricular activity policy. (Additional contact: Dr. Mike Schiffman, Superintendent, 815-232-0308, mike.schiffman@fsd145.org)

● Approved a job description for the position of behavior support specialist. (Additional contact: Ms. Nita White, Director of Equity & Curriulum, 815-232-0300, nita.white@fsd145.org)

● Appointed Ms. Sarah Swords as Associate Principal of Banks-Bergagna/SITE for the 2018-2019 school year. Ms. Swords will begin her new role on July 1st, 2018, with a one year contract. (Additional contact: Mr. Chris Shockey, Director of Human Resources, 815-232-0307, chris.shockey@fsd145.org)

● Approved recommended salary increases for administrators and classified non-union staff. (Additional contact: Mr. Chris Shockey, Director of Human Resources, 815-232-0307, chris.shockey@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, July 17, 2018,​ at ​6:00 PM​ ​at the ​FSD Administration Building.