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March 16, 2019 Board Meeting Highlights

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

● Recognized and congratulated several FHS students and staff for achievements in Winter Athletics. (Additional contact: Dr. Beth Summers, Freeport High School Principal, 815-232-0400, beth.summers@fsd145.org)

● Received an update from the technology department on its activities. The update provided information on the district’s instructional technology focus areas, technology deployment and projects, cybersecurity and internet safety, and website and social media. (Additional contact: Mr. Tom Elzen, Director of Technology, 815-232-0589, tom.elzen@fsd145.org)

● Considered a proposal to add a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) class in place of Speech and Drama in the 6th grade wheel at Carl Sandburg School for the 2019-2020 school year. This item will return to the Board for action at its meeting on April 16, 2019. (Additional contact: Mr. Ben Asche, Carl Sandburg School Principal, 815-232-0340, ben.asche@fsd145.org)

● Approved a proposal to provide specialized reading professional development through Wilson Reading Training Level 1 to a small number of teachers in order to enhance delivery of reading interventions within the district. (Additional contact: Mr. Chris Shockey, Director of Human Resources, 815-232-0300, 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, April 16, 2019,​ at ​6:00 PM​ ​at the​ ​FSD Administration Building​ (501 E. South Street, Freeport, IL).