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June 4, 2019 Board Meeting Highlights

At its regular meeting on June 4, 2019, the Freeport School District Board of Education:

● Appointed Dr. Anna Alvarado as the district’s next Superintendent. Dr. Alvarado will begin her new role on July 1, 2019, with a base salary of $180,000 and a three-year contract. (Additional contact: Janice Crutchfield, Board of Education President, janice.crutchfield@fsd145.org)

● Received an informational update on the AVID program. The update shared data on the program’s progress and student impact. (Additional contact: Nita White, Director of Equity, 815-232-0300, nita.white@fsd145.org)

● Considered proposals to adopt new curriculum or instructional materials in several areas, including the Amplify Science Program for K-5 Science, Pearson’s myWorld Interactive for K-5 Social Studies, and new materials for High School Statistics. Also proposed was a new High School Transitional Math course through a partnership of Freeport High School and Highland Community College. These proposals will return to the Board for action at the regular meeting on June 18, 2019. (Additional contact: Dr. Duane Meighan, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, 815-232-0300, duane.meighan@fsd145.org)

● Approved the proposed 2019-2020 Student/Parent Handbook. (Additional contact: Jack Code, Director of Pupil Personnel Services, 815-232-0300, jack.code@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, June 18, 2019, at 6:00 PM at the FSD Administration Building (501 E. South Street, Freeport, IL).