January 21 Board Brief

January 21 Board Brief

Dear District 30 Family,

After resuming our phased operations this week, I hope this email finds you doing well! The last Board of Education meeting included the following relevant items:

Elementary Capacity Project - Furniture & Wescott Playground Equipment Approved

The Board unanimously approved the purchase of classroom and LMC furniture for Wescott and Willowbrook. In a separate action, the Board also approved playground equipment for Wescott. The Elementary Capacity Project construction is set to begin this spring and will be completed by the start of the 2021-22 school year.  

Phased Operations Update

Sincere gratitude was expressed for our educators’ commitment and care of our children, our students’ flexibility and perseverance, and our parents’ partnership.  After resuming our phased operations on January 19, an update was shared that it was a successful week. The plan is to continue our collaboratively defined phased operations throughout the remainder of the year, unless mitigation protocols from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) change, along with plans to return directly to our phased operations after Spring Break on March 29.

Summer School 2021

The Board shared excitement about the prospect of resuming Summer School in our new Maple School from June 15 through July 16, with in-person and online courses.  Planning for in-person courses includes creating classes in pods of 12-15 students who will have access to 1, 2, 3, or 4 periods. Official registration will begin for in-district families on Tuesday, February 16. One week later, there will be another registration for online courses. online. Staff recruitment will begin in the next week!

Board Reports

Mrs. Blonder summarized recent Character Counts meetings and celebrated our six Character Counts Poster and Video Contest award winners that were celebrated at Tuesday’s Village of Glenview Board Meeting. Mrs. Artz summarized the most recent NSSED meeting including the upcoming implementation of their new financial model. She also briefly discussed Northfield Township’s plans for taking over management of Early Childhood education next year, along with the implications that those plans have on operations within NSSED. Mr. Rizki highlighted the recent joint meeting of the Northbrook Industrial & Commercial Development Commission and Economic Development Committee. Of interest to District 30, he also shared that plans for the Grainger property will be defined upon the completion of a stormwater analysis.

We are planning to be in-person at Maple School for our next Board Meeting on February 11, 2021. Have a great weekend, and let me know if you have any questions!


Dr. Brian K. Wegley