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Board Briefs: May 16, 2024

Wood Oaks Students Celebrate Science Fair Success

Several Wood Oaks students showcased their Science Fair projects before the start of the Board of Education meeting on May 16. A total of 10 students competed at the Illinois Junior Academy of Science State Fair on May 4 at Millikin University in Decatur after qualifying from the regional competition at Stevenson High School on March 4. At the state event, all Wood Oaks students took home silver or gold awards; four received a Best in Category award, and one earned a special award from the Illinois Section American Water Works Association for an Exceptional Project in Chemistry. Congratulations to these students on a very successful year of competitions!

Science Fair students at the Board Meeting on May 16

D27 Recognized for 15th Consecutive Year of Financial Excellence

The Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) has awarded District 27 with its highest financial reporting award for the 15th consecutive year. The Certificate of Excellence was awarded for the District’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2023. Dr. Kimberly Rio, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, accepted the award during the Board meeting. The award reflects the District’s ongoing commitment to transparency and high-quality financial reporting.