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October 2018 Board Meeting Highlights

At its regular meeting held on Oct. 2, 2018, the Freeport School District Board of Education:

  • Received an update about recent progress on and revisions to the goals in the district’s strategic plan. Dr. Schiffman will provide an update to the board and administration on this process each month as an informational report. ​(Additional contact: Dr. Mike Schiffman, Superintendent, 815-232-0308,

At its regular meeting held on Oct. 16, 2018, the Freeport School District Board of Education:

  • Received a monthly update on the finances of the district. (Additional contact: Dr. Patrick McDermott, Asst. Superintendent of Business & Finance, 815-232-0305,
  • Received an update on ​Summer University 2018, which included information about the program and considerations for next year. Summer University 2018 marked the third year that FSD has offered an enrichment, project-based model of summer learning that was open to all district students in Kindergarten to 8th grade. Enrollment in the program remained strong and feedback has been positive. (Additional contact: Dr. Duane Meighan, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, 815-232-0310,

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, November 6, 2018,​​ at ​6:00 PM​​ ​​at the Freeport Middle School​​ Conference Center.

Notice of Upcoming School Board Election:

Freeport School District 145 will have four (4) four-year seats available on our seven-member Board of Education. The seats will be filled following the April 2, 2019 election. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2023.

To be eligible to serve as a school board member you must be, on the date of election, a citizen of the United States, at least 18 years of age, a registered voter, and a resident of the State of Illinois and Freeport School District 145 for at least one year immediately preceding the election.

Candidates for the office of school board can begin to circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 18, 2018. The responsibilities of school board elections are handled by the County Clerk. You may contact the County Clerk's office for questions relating to the election. You may also visit the Illinois Association of School Boards website ( or consult the "2019 Candidate's Guide," which can be downloaded at The “Key Dates for School Board Candidates” document containing important dates on filing may be viewed by clicking here.