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June 18, 2019 Board Meeting Highlights

At its regular meeting on June 18, 2019, the Freeport School District Board of Education:

● Recognized several Freeport High School students for achievements in spring athletics. (Additional contact: Dr. Beth Summers, Freeport High School Principal, 815-232-0400, beth.summers@fsd145.org)

● Received an informational report from the Urban Learning and Leadership Center on diagnostic results, recommendations, and plans for the 2019-2020 school year for Freeport Middle School and Taylor Park Elementary School. These two schools have been identified to receive additional support from the State. As a result, the district partnered with the Urban Learning and Leadership Center and the Regional Office of Education #8 to focus on school improvement efforts in an effort to increase academic achievement. (Additional contact: Dr. Duane Meighan, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, 815-232-0300, duane.meighan@fsd145.org)

● Approved proposed policy updates in accordance with PRESS ​(Policy Reference Education Subscription Service) ​recommendations. (Additional contact: Dr. Mike Schiffman, Superintendent, 815-232-0308, mike.schiffman@fsd145.org)

● Approved 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 approved was a new High School Transitional Math course through a partnership of Freeport High School and Highland Community College. (Additional contact: Dr. Duane Meighan, Asst. Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction, 815-232-0300, duane.meighan@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 16, 2019, at 6:00 PM at the FSD Administration Building (501 E. South Street, Freeport, IL).