Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181

Among other business Monday, board members:

• listened to an update on possible locations for a district administrative center. The finance and facilities committee was set to further discuss the two options — 125 S. Vine St. and 211 W. Chicago Ave. — at its meeting Tuesday night. The district currently rents office space on 55th Street in Clarendon Hills, which is not within district boundaries.

• voted 7-0 to approve a calendar for the 2021-22 school year. The district’s winter break will start two school days earlier than that of Hinsdale High School District 86, which did not follow the recommendation sent out by the DuPage Regional Office of Education.

• heard an update on the district’s communication efforts from Jamie Lavigueur, director of communications. Due to COVID-19, the district sent 568 emails between March and December 2020, compared to 137 during the same time period in 2019.

“I love the fact that Jamie talks about a department. She is a department of one,” Superintendent Hector Garcia said. “We’re very proud of the work she has been doing.”

• accepted a donation of more than $15,0000 from The Lane School PTO for indoor and outdoor recess equipment, a new bench, hummingbird kits, PE equipment and more