Meeting roundup


Last updated 8/18/2021 at 3:10pm | View PDF

Community Consolidated School District 181 Board

Among other business Monday, board members:

• heard a presentation on ALICE, a training course for staff and students on strategies for survival in the event that a school intruder enters the building with intent to do harm. The training focuses on cases where, in addition to a lockdown, the teacher and students may take extra precautions to barricade the entrance of the classroom and/or to evacuate the building. The cost for the program is approximately $12,000 to $14,000, which includes access to all online courses within the ALICE School Safety and Wellness Suite, curriculum and eLearning support. It is scheduled to be implemented at the start of the 2022-23 school year.

• approved a memorandum of understanding with the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Teachers’ Association agreeing to provisions related to live-streamed instruction and sick leave due to a positive test for COVID-19.

• received the following donations: $490.05 (for a total of $3,212.55) from the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State for a School District Library Grant Award to benefit the district’s library media programs; $13,064 from the District 181 Foundation to benefit teachers by paying for the June Institute Day speaker, individual summer learning course fees and professional development; and from the HMS PTO, $2,000 for furniture to outfit a calming room. $575.20 for sixth-grade dictionaries, $2,100 for supplies for students in need and $305.26 for the end-of-year staff luncheon.


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