May 2018
Dear District 67 Community Member,

To keep you informed, we will be sending you the District 67 Board Report on a monthly basis. Please note: These are not the official minutes of the Board of Education. Minutes once approved, all board agendas, packets, and videos can can be found here
Superintendent's Report
Mike Simeck recognized Ken Smith, Deer Path Middle School 5th grade teacher, who won the prestigious Dr. Dave Peterson Outstanding Educator Award from the NSSED's Association of Parents and Staff (APS). The award recognizes an individual educator or administrator who displays an exemplary commitment to the inherent possibilities of all learners. Mr. Simeck also recognized Corey Ames and Tom Cardamone for receiving the SupportMusic Merit Award for Deer Path Middle School from the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). Designations were given to schools that demonstrated an exceptionally high commitment and consistent access to music education. Deer Path is one of only 135 schools recognized nation-wide.  View video
Emotional Wellness Report
Executive Director of Student Services Dr. Ingrid Wiemer and Emotional Wellness Coordinator Emilie Correa reported on the Emotional Wellness/CSCI report findings. Next steps were discussed as the district and building teams look at trends and areas to further explore and address. View written report    View video 
Education Committee
Jeff Folker reported that the committee reviewed the 2017-18 Strategic Plan and provided feedback to the administration. They also reviewed a draft of the 2018-19 Strategic Plan and provided input to the administration. Director of Teaching and Learning Susan Milsk overviewed FastBridge Learning, a new system that will be utilized by K-8 specialists and Special Education teachers to screen all K-3 students and monitor progress for students with IEPs who receive interventions. Professional development for special education staff, reading and math specialists, and school psychologists will occur in August. Jeff thanked all of the members of the Education Committee, as well as the many teachers, staff, and administrators who presented to the committee this year.  
North Suburban Special Education District (NSSED )
Suzanne Sands noted that the NSSED's Leadership Council announced the NSSED Foundation Kinnett Scholarship Winners. This award recognizes students who are planning to go into the field of special education or have benefited from special education services themselves. One recipient was LFHS student Lianna Wisneski who plans to study Special Education at Miami of Ohio. Suzanne reported that NSSED is in the process of completing the purchase of the Rubloff Building and the committee received a budget update. She discussed NSSED transportation costs and noted that they were up slightly, partially due to a reduction in student use. The council also discussed renewal agreements, specifically increasing the use and strengthening the partnership with Wagner Farm. View written report    View video
Spirit of 67 Foundation
Suzanne Sands reported that this was a record breaking year for the Foundation. The Home Tour netted roughly $78,000 including ticket sales and sponsorships. District annual donor participation hit an all-time high of 53%. The fall luncheon is scheduled for October 19 and the Home Tour will be held every other year. View video
Association of Parents and Teachers Executive Board (APT)
Jeff Folker reported that the APT Executive Board held its annual Incoming/Outgoing Board Luncheon. APT President, Dez Witte thanked all the teachers, staff, and administration for their support, dedication and hard work throughout the past year. Retiring Board members were recognized.  View written report View video
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Next Meeting:
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7:00pm, Administration Center Board Room, LFHS West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Rd.