Hello NSSD112 Community,

Below are highlights from the North Shore School District 112 Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
Teacher Presentation - Indian Trail Enrichment Opportunities
At Tuesday’s meeting, Indian Trail Elementary School teachers took part in a Teacher Presentation regarding Student Enrichment Opportunities. These teacher-led activities are open to all students and are focused on discovering, fostering, and enriching various student interests.

The programs also offer students from the former Lincoln school another opportunity to build relationships and transition to the Indian Trail school community. These activities include Drama Club, Green Growers, Robotics, STEAM Lunch, Adventure Club, Sports, and many more.

Long-Range Planning Update
Dr. Lubelfeld presented an update on the development of the District 112 Long-Range Plan. He reported on how the process has unfolded since he took office this past summer including community engagement efforts, the study of past community-committee efforts, and the development of various configuration models and boundary proposals. Dr. Lubelfeld also presented a new 9-school draft proposal that will be explored by the Long-Range Planning Committee at their final meeting on Thursday, October 4 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Preliminary Discussion of Proposed 2018 Levy Timeline
The primary source annual revenue for District 112 is local property taxes. A school district’s ability and process to obtain property tax revenue is prescribed by legislation. In order to comply with the governing rules, a specific timeline is prepared each year for use in this process. The Proposed 2018 Levy Timeline was presented Tuesday night for Board review and for discussion. Based on the proposed Levy timeline, the District will estimate the aggregate tax levy for 2018 using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation economic factor of 2.10% plus estimated value of new property of approximately 0.81%.

IASB Policy Maintenance Service Proposal
The Board’s Policy Committee met on September 25 and heard a presentation from representatives from the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) regarding overall School Board policy management. IASB offers a full range of services and tools designed to help districts ensure their Board policies are up-to-date and compliant with laws and regulations. In addition, IASB offers assistance with developing corresponding administrative procedures and offers easy to search and access online publishing. No formal action was taken at Tuesday's meeting, but informal consent was given for the Policy Committee’s pursuit of contract services with IASB.

Superintendent’s Report
Topics of Tuesday night’s Superintendent’s Report included National Recognition Days such as National Custodial Workers Appreciation Day (Oct. 2) as well as National Principal Recognition Week (Oct. 21 - 27).

Dr. Lubelfeld also highlighted the action-oriented process related to the organizational culture survey that was conducted early this year, and how school-level data will be reviewed by school staff during an early release on Friday, October 5. He also mentioned an upcoming parent and student culture survey that will be launched later this month. Dr. Lubelfeld went on to thank students, the community, and the 112 Education Foundation for a successful District 112 FUNd Run and Family Walk this past Saturday.

Personnel Recommendations

Upcoming Meetings
The next Regular Business Board of Education Meeting will be on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.