Board Briefs

Board Briefs: July 22, 2021

Board welcomes Superintendent Dr. John Deiter
The Board of Education welcomed Superintendent Dr. John Deiter to his first Board meeting on July 22. Dr. Deiter officially began leading the District on July 1.
Video: Get to Know Superintendent Dr. John Deiter

Tentative 2021-22 budget approved
The Board approved the tentative budget for the 2021-22 school year during its meeting. The total budget is set at $29.9 million which is a 2.5% increase over FY21 actual budget. The current budget allocates $300,000 toward contingencies.

Dr. Kimberly Rio, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, reported to the board that the District is in good financial standing with a 65% fund balance reserve.

A copy of the tentative budget is available for inspection at the District 27 office, 1250 Sanders Road, through September 23. A public hearing will be held on September 9, followed by the adoption of the budget on September 23. 

District launches Northbrook 27 mobile app
Ms. Tarah O’Connell, Director of Communications, presented the Board with a preview of the mobile app that the District is in the process of launching. The Northbrook 27 mobile app is free to download from the Apple and Google Play stores. It includes many parent-friendly features such as District and school news, upcoming events, Wood Oaks athletics schedules, a staff directory, and links to more important resources.

Board receives preliminary IAR performance results
The Board received a report from Dr. Katharine Olson, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, regarding the preliminary Illinois Assessment of Readiness results released by the State. A more comprehensive report will be made by the end of September once the State supplies final performance results, item analyses, and individual student data records to the District. Parent reports are anticipated to be sent home by mid-October. Dr. Olson reported that the District has been proactively planning for the upcoming school year and grade-level knowledge and skills that were not secured by its students due to the pandemic.