At the board meeting on November 28, the board discussed the 2017-18 traditional school calendar. It has been CCSD59’s practice to align its traditional school calendar with District 214, as many families have children in both districts. D214 will transition to a calendar that starts earlier for the 2017- 2018 school year so that students can complete finals prior to their winter break.
The Board of Education currently plans to take action and adopt a 2017-18 traditional school calendar at the December 12, 2016, meeting.
To share your opinion about the alignment of the CCSD59 calendar with D214’s calendar, we invite you to take the survey.
During the board meeting on November 28, Dr. Josh Carpenter presented student growth and achievement information for the 2015-16 school year in three areas: the adaptive FAST measures, Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment, and PARCC results. He was pleased to show the overall growth on local measures and reiterated CCSD59’s continued commitment to building a comprehensive assessment system that accounts for multiple indicators of success.
Tax Levy Update
During the November 28, 2016, board meeting, a public hearing on the proposed 2016 tax levy extension was held. Administration is recommending a 3.8% increase of the 2016 levy as compared with the 2015 tax levy extension. This percentage was recommended incorporating the known CPI for the 2016 levy and to capture the estimated new construction amount for CCSD59. This equates to a proposed 2016 levy of $82,943,372 to offset the expected expenses.
At the next board of education meeting scheduled on December 12, administration will be recommending that the board approve the final adoption of the levy.
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