Facilities Consolidation and Program Reorganization

    As many of you know, our school district faces serious academic and financial challenges. In planning for the 2014-2015 school year, it is our highest priority to strengthen the educational opportunities we provide to our students. Additionally, we must make dramatic progress toward a balanced budget if we are to sustain our school district. In order to do this, our district must reorganize our schools and educational programs.

    At the meetings of the IA and FOP on October 24th, we recommended a plan for the 2014-2015 school year that will allow us to provide high quality and equal educational opportunities to all students in the district, and will help us to achieve a balanced budget.   This plan will reorganize our elementary schools into two Pre-K-2nd grade schools (Forrestal and North), two 3rd-5th grade schools (AJK and Yeager), one middle school (Neal Math and Science Academy) and one high school (North Chicago Community High School.  Under this plan, two buildings will close in the 2014-2015 school year (South and Greenbay).

    [button link=”http://d187.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/D187-Consolidation-Presentation_10.24.2013.pdf” color=”red” window=”yes”]Click here to see the presentation – English[/button]

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    During the first two weeks of November, we will be holding community forums at each of our elementary schools to share specific information about the recommended reorganization, and respond to questions and concerns. The schedule for these meetings is listed below; we encourage everyone to attend.

     

    Greenbay Elementary
    Date: Monday, November 4th
    Address: 2100 Green Bay Road
    Location: Cafeteria
    Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

     

    South Elementary
    Date: Tuesday, November 5th 
    Address:1812 Morrow Avenue
    Location: Cafeteria
    Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

     

    North Elementary
    Date: Wednesday, November 6th
    Address: 1210 Adams Street
    Location: Cafeteria
    Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

     

    AJK Elementary
    Date: Tuesday, November 12th
    Address: 1829 Kennedy Drive
    Location: Gymnasium
    Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

     

    Forrestal Elementary
    Date: Wednesday, November 13th
    Address: 2833 Washington Street
    Location: Gymnasium
    Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

     

    [button link=”http://d187.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Consolidation-Parent-Meetings-10.30.2013.pdf” color=”red” window=”yes”]Click here to see the informational letter – English[/button]

    [button link=”http://d187.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Consolidation-Parent-Meetings-10.30.2013-Revised-MLSpanish.pdf” color=”red” window=”yes”]Click here to see the informational letter – Spanish[/button]

     

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