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May 6, 2013

New members join D118 board

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DANVILLE —

  • Approved requests from the Danville Housing Authority and the Danville Family YMCA to have the district’s food service department provide meals for the agencies’ summer meals programs. The programs provide meals to many of the district’s students and offer work for some of the district’s staff during the summer months. The district charges $2.70 per meal, which covers the district’s cost to prepare them. The district also will loan two milk coolers, a holding oven and tables and chairs to the DHA.
  • Reviewed a first reading of an amended district policy dealing with administering medicines to students. The policy specifies that request forms are available for self-administration of asthma medication and self-administration of allergy medication, and that students who are diabetic and have a diabetes care plan may also carry diabetic testing supplies and self-administer insulin.
  • Approved the Ownership in Education handbook for 2013-2014. Very minor changes have been made, consisting of clarifications and minor word changes.
  • Approved a pilot of the new standards-based report card for grades 3-5. On the new report card, subjects will be broken down into skills based on Common Core Standards that students will need to master.

Diane Hampel, director of educational support, told the board that the district has had “very positive feedback” after it rolled out the K-2 standards-based report card this year.

She said the new report card “tells you a lot more than a C in a subject. It’s more specific on what they (children) need to work on.”

  • Approved the Danville High School graduating seniors list.
  • Approved K&K Insurance Group of Fort Wayne, Ind., to provide voluntary insurance for District 118 students.
  • Approved a district improvement plan through the Illinois State Board of Education’s Rising Star program. The program will aid the district during a two-and-a-half year period to self-access and prioritize actions based on 104 success indicators.

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