Master Facilities Plan and Summer Capital Improvement Projects
Dr. Kimberly Rio, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, and Mr. Douglas Heurich, Director of Facilities presented a staff report to the Board of Education at its meeting on February 11 outlining a Master Facilities Plan which included the scope of work for summer capital improvement projects. A full health/life safety survey of facilities is scheduled for 2022, in compliance with State School Code which requires school districts to complete this survey every 10 years. In addition, the report forecasted a continuation of roof system and HVAC replacements at Wood Oaks and a heat exchanger replacement at Hickory Point in the summer of 2021 for a total cost of a little over $3 million. The Board is expected to vote on these projects at its next meeting on February 18.
Summer Literacy and Math Intervention Program
Dr. Katharine Olson, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment presented a staff report to the Board regarding a potential Summer Literacy and Math Intervention Program. This program would be offered in two forms using Title I and Cares Grant funding: as a virtual academy and through separate, in-person classes. It would be offered in two 3-week sessions to students who are at risk of not meeting grade level standards. Dr. Olson said next steps include staffing the program, solidifying student eligibility criteria, approving a budget, and confirming the program’s instructional details. Dr. Olson will bring complete details of the program and a recommendation for approval to the Board in March.