Meeting roundup


Last updated 10/9/2019 at 7:53pm | View PDF

Community Consolidated Elementary District 181

Among other business Monday night, board members:

• heard a State of the District report from administrators, updating the board on work for the 2019-20 school year in accordance with the strategic plan. Highlights included having no administrative turnover for the first time in six years, registering a teacher retention rate of 90 percent and the need for the district to mitigate financial risk in the face of state-level proposals for a property tax freeze and shifting the pension burden to school districts.

• approved next summer’s proposed capital projects, allowing administrators to continue to develop plans and specifications for bidding for the projects, which include upgrading the districtwide building automation system for an estimated $492,800, replacing about 20,000 square feet of the Oak School roof for an estimated $421,800, replacing flooring at Clarendon Hills Middle School for a projected $573,000 and moisture mitigation at the school for an estimated $420,000. The board still needs to approve bids on the projects, once received, for the work to go forward.


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