Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The school board discussed implementing a new check-in procedure, hiring a student resource officer and raising school fees at Monday's meeting.
One month after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Frankfort School District 157-C board of education discussed heightening district security measures at a meeting on Monday. Superintendent Thomas Hurlburt said during his report that the district will be implementing a new visitor check-in system in the coming weeks, earlier than had previously been anticipated. “Given the current events, we’ve decided to accelerate that process,” he said. The new system, which was created by Raptor Technologies, will be introduced to day-to-day district procedures on Jan. 22, according to a press release from the district. In order to check in, visitors will be required to scan their driver’s licenses, allowing the system to perform a short …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The levy, including bonds and abatements, totals approximately $29.35 million.
The Frankfort School District 157-C Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt the district’s 2012 operating tax levy of $24.75 million on Monday evening at a district board meeting. In total, the 2012 levy will be approximately $29.35 million, which is about $10,000 less than the 2011 levy. The levy approved on Monday does not include the district bond amount because district refinancing for 2012 is not yet complete. The bonds are anticipated to come to about $4.8 million, and will include a $200,000 district abatement. “I feel very good,” said Curt Saindon, assistant superintendent for finance operations for the district. “We haven’t had to make major cuts that affect class size, that affect instruction.” Frankfort School District …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The board approved the 2012 tentative tax levy at Monday's board meeting.
The Frankfort School District 157-C Board of Education discussed teaching strategies surrounding the statewide Common Core Standards at a board meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12. Several district administrators were in attendance to provide insight into the day-to-day implementation of the new state standards. Common Core is a set of statewide curricular standards aimed at preparing students for college and the workforce. The Common Core assessment system will be in place by the 2014-15 school year. The Common Core is a concept-based, integrative approach to education. “Teachers are leading this,” said Kristin Simpkins, principal of Chelsea Intermediate School. “I think we’ve moved beyond compliance to real ownership.” Grand Prairie Elementary …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The board will discuss Common Core and tax levy information.
The Frankfort School Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the district board room at 10482 W. Nebraska Street. The board will discuss the Common Core standards, a tentative 2012 tax levy and board policies. They will also act on giving public notice regarding 2012 tax levy information. Two Ways to Stay Connected to Frankfort Patch: