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February 15, 2022 Board Meeting

At its regular meeting on February 15, 2022, the Freeport School District Board of Education:

Heard Superintendent Alvarado recognized the following FHS teams for their participation and achievements in sectional, state, and national level competitions:

  • Girls Bowling
  • Wrestling
  • NJROTC 
  • Speech

Received the following Reports:

  • Monthly Finance
  • Elementary & Secondary Promotion Guidelines
  • Intergovernmental Agreement Between RPS 205 & FSD 145:   FSD is partnering with Northern Illinois University and two other educational entities to offer staff who have a minimum of an Associates Degree and who are interested in earning a Professional Educator License with a special education endorsement, the opportunity to complete a condensed program in exchange for committing to work in the district upon completion. 
  • Initial Summer School Planning Report, providing a timeline for the planning process and outlining the ESSER Grant funding sources for summer school.
  • IL Graduation Requirements
  • Report on the Launching of the Birth to Five Councils for Illinois. In 2019, Governor JB Pritzker established an Early Childhood Funding Commission charged with studying and making recommendations on funding goals and funding mechanisms that provide equitable access to high-quality early childhood education and care services for all children, from birth to age five. The goals for the statewide regional council are:
  • Providing a statewide mechanism to engage local stakeholders 
  • Creating a strategic plan that clearly identifies the need for expansion of quality early learning in every region
  • Enabling local residents to come together and address the early childhood needs within their own communities and in the process gather family opinions

Took Action in Favor Of:

  • Boys & Girls Club Community Grant
  • 2022-2023 Proposed School Year Calendar
  • Updated Job Descriptions (ETC Dispatcher, ETC Secretary)
  • Inter-Governmental Agreement between RPS 205 & FSD 145

The public is always invited and encouraged to attend Freeport School District Board of Education meetings. ​The next scheduled regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1, at 6:00 PM.  Meetings can be accessed virtually and information on joining the meetings can be found here.