DANVILLE — The Danville District 118 school board will learn about the upcoming dates for the Ownership in Education Committee meetings.

The district has begun the process for the annual review of its Ownership in Education handbook for students and parents.

“It is something we do every year to review discipline and process protocols,” Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education Beth Yacobi said.

Three meetings have been set to review the handbook, and those meetings are open to the public and the community is welcome to come and share in the review process.

“We want people to come and become involved,” Yacobi said.

The Ownership in Education Committee will meet Tuesday, Jan. 29; Tuesday, Feb. 26; and Tuesday, April 16. All meetings will take place from will meet from 5-6 p.m. in Danville High School’s Little Theatre.

“Each school has a representative as well as their administrator,” Yacobi said. “Students have always been a part of the process, especially high school students because they have a lot to say.

“We also get input from the parents,” she said. “In the spring, we will recommend any changes to the school board for board approval.”

To access the 2018-2019 Ownership in Education handbook, please go to www.danville118.org.

“We post agendas and notes from the committee meetings on the district’s website as well,” Yacobi said.

Also on Wednesday, board members will:

• Consider approving the rebranding of a math coach position to a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) coach position.

• Review a first reading of a job description for a home program interventionist who would focus on substance issues.

• Consider approving Board of Education policy updates regarding extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

• Consider entering into a cooperative agreement with VASE (Vermilion Association for Special Education) regarding a visually impaired itinerant instructor contract.

• Hear an update from Buildings and Grounds Director Skip Truex about the city’s repair of a sanitary sewer line and a brick-lined reservoir that was failing underneath Garfield Elementary School’s 1930s-era gymnasium/cafeteria. The city has since fixed the issue.


The Danville District 118 school board will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at the Jackson Building, 516 N. Jackson St.

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