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February 19, 2019 Board Meeting Highlights

At its regular meeting held on February 19, 2019, the Freeport School District Board of Education:

● Reviewed a report on first semester student discipline data and the impact of additional behavior support personnel that were added at all levels at the beginning of this school year. (Additional contact: Ms. Nita White, Director of Equity & Curriculum, 815-232-0321, nita.white@fsd145.org)

● Received an annual mid-year report on the work and progress of the district’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. (Additional contact: Dr. Duane Meighan, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, 815-232-0310, duane.meighan@fsd145.org)

● Approved the proposed District and School Improvement Plans and ISBE Work Plans. These plans will frame continued efforts to accelerate academic achievement for all students and the goals therein will be monitored based on student data. (Additional contact: Dr. Duane Meighan, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, 815-232-0310, duane.meighan@fsd145.org)

● Approved a proposal to begin transitioning to a career academy model at the high school. A multi-year plan would begin with convening a steering taskforce. (Additional contact: Dr. Beth Summers, Freeport High School Principal, 815-232-0400, beth.summers@fsd145.org)

● Approved the proposed 2019-2020 school year calendar. The calendar will be available for viewing on the district website by the end of this week. (Additional contact: Dr. Mike Schiffman, Superintendent, 815-232-0308, mike.schiffman@fsd145.org)

● Approved a letter of resignation from Superintendent Dr. Mike Schiffman, effective June 30, 2019. Freeport School District thanks Dr. Schiffman for his dedicated service to the staff and students of the district. The Board will move forward in an efficient manner to fill the Superintendent vacancy created by Dr. Schiffman’s resignation. More information on this process will be shared as it becomes available. (Additional contact: Mrs. Jesse Johnson, Communications Specialist, 815-801-0109, jesse.johnson@fsd145.org)

● Appointed Martha Furst to fill the board member vacancy on the Board of Education. (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, March 5, 2019, at 6:00 PM at Carl Sandburg School.