Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Community Unit School District 200

130 West Park Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60189

P: 630.682.2000 F: 630.682.2227

www.cusd200.org                                View this message online  February 5, 2016
Let's talk potential costsparenting 
 
On Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 p.m., we will host our final community engagement session around facility master planning at Monroe Middle School. At this final session, we will review final options for a master plan and begin discussing potential costs to cover many important, needed updates at our schools. 
 
On February 17, the format of the evening will be a little different from prior sessions. While it all kicks off at 7:00 p.m., we will offer a combination of open house and presentations. You can visit your school table or as many other school tables you’d like in the 90-minute session. There will be presentations from three of our District’s middle schools, Jefferson Early Childhood Center and the District Office.  
 
For the past six months, our district has been engaging hundreds of community members in creating a master plan for all 20 of our school buildings through a series of community sessions. The final Facility Master Plan will be presented to the Board of Education on April 13, 2016 – you can make sure your opinion is part of that final plan. 

At the January 27 Board of Education Meeting, the Board heard a presentation on our five-year financial projections, as well as an overview of potential funding options for the Facility Master Plan. While the Facility Master Plan is not yet finalized, the Board felt it was important to begin discussions of options to fund the critical work needed at our schools.
 
Board President Jim Vroman encourages community members to get involved in the conversation. "Some of the borrowing options we reviewed on January 27 do impact property taxes," says Vroman. "The potential costs presented on February 17 will meaningfully shape the discussions and conversations, both within the community and before the Board, over the borrowing options the Board should pursue when considering the financing of the Facility Master Plan."    
 
The presentations, as well as a video of the January 27 Board Meeting, are available on our website. Interested in learning more about our facilities planning? Watch this short video.  

It is so important for you and your neighbors get involved in the conversation about the future of our schools on February 17. 

For questions, please contact communications@cusd200.org or 630-682-2000.
 
Call for Nominations - NEW 200 Distinguished Teacher Awards
Do you have a favorite District 200 teacher who has inspired you and made a difference in your life or your child’s life? Please fill out a nomination form and let the foundation know who they are! Nominations are due February 15, 2016.

NEW 200 will present six teachers with our Distinguished Teacher Award. Awards are presented to one teacher at each school level (preschool/elementary, middle, and high school), for each the North & South portions of the District. Awards will be presented at our Distinguished Teacher Awards event on April 26, 2016. Learn more about the nomination process here
 
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Wed., February 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Regular Meeting
Edison Middle School 
 
Wed., February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Committee of the Whole
School Service Center 
 
To view Board Meeting Agendas, highlights from previous Board Meetings and more, click here.
 
Upcoming Events
Going out to eat? Support our local PTAs. Click HERE for a full listing of Cook’s Night Out events.
 
ACT Prep Class Benefiting NEW 200 - Between now and February 15, take the ACT or SAT practice test with C2 Education and the $20 fee will go back to the foundation. Learn more about registration here
 
The adolescent brain, substances and risk-taking… What a parent needs to know! - Feb. 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Wheaton Warrenville South. Do you, as the parent, feel you need information that will assist you in helping your adolescent make important decisions as they transition to young adulthood? For questions, contact Gary Luckey (630 784-7208) at WWS or Sue Taddeucci (630 784 -7322) at WN. Event flier 
 
What is Erin's Law? Parent Night - Feb. 24 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m. at Wheaton Community Center. Please RSVP to Donna at 630.393.3558. Starting this school year, District 200 will provide child protection lessons to students in early childhood through grade 3. To learn more about District 200’s implementation of Erin’s Law and how to keep your child safe, please join us on February 24. Event flier
 
Special Education Resource Fair - Thursday, March 10 from 6:00 - 8:15 p.m. at Hubble Middle School. Hear an informational speaker on topics pertaining to government benefits, special need trusts and guardianship. Following, gain information about local community agencies, services, and resources. Families are welcome to attend with their loved ones. See the flier for full details.   
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
ph 630-682-2469  e erica.loiacono@cusd200.org   erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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