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May 20, 2013

School board to consider intercom bids

DANVILLE — The Danville District 118 school board on Wednesday will decide whether to reject three bids that were received to upgrade the intercom systems for Kenneth D. Bailey Academy as well as areas of North Ridge and South View middle schools.

After looking at the intercom systems more closely, the district’s IT department suggested a more economical way to digitally upgrade the intercom systems by going through the district’s server, saving the district money.

The bids ranged from $60,389 to $93,842.

“We can take care of this ourselves through our existing technology,” Superintendent Mark Denman said.

“We already have the technology in place at a much lower cost,” he said.

Also on Wednesday, the school board will:

  • Consider administrative appointments for the 2013-2014 school year. Denman declined to name the appointments, saying they had not been confirmed as of Friday afternoon.
  • Consider approving improvement plans for Danville High School, North Ridge Middle School and East Park and Edison elementary schools 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.

The Rising Star program has been implemented already at four schools in the district, including Meade Park Elementary School.

Some of the goals of the program is establishing Professional Learning Communities in which teachers meet, collaborate and share data on students; communicating to stakeholders; and implementing Common Core Standards.

  • Hear a presentation from East Park kindergarten teachers about an online assessment tool they’ve been using.
  • Review a first reading of a new math class proposed for DHS next school year. The new class, transitional algebra, would focus on fundamental pre-algebra skills, targeting incoming freshmen who have significant deficits in their math skills. The course would prepare them to take algebra I their sophomore year.
  • Review a first reading of mastery criteria for kindergarten through second grade that will be piloted in the 2013-2014 school year in accordance with the district’s strategic plan.
  • Consider approving 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.
  • Consider approving paying annual dues of $8,654 to the Illinois Association of School Boards and annual dues of $3,000 to the Large Unit District Association.
  • Consider appointing Teri Atwood as district treasurer for the 2013-2014 school year.
  • Consider applying for a $50,000 school maintenance project grant from the Illinois State Board of Education as the district has done in the past.

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