River Forest District 90
September 3, 2013 
Upcoming Meetings

Roosevelt Middle School
Library Learning Center
2nd Floor 


Budget Hearing
September 16, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Business Meeting
September 16, 2013
Immediately following Budget Hearing
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Committee of the Whole
Meeting Highlights

Presented by
Mr. Patrick Meyer, District 90 Board President
Dr. Edward Condon, Superintendent

The meeting was called to order by Patrick Meyer at 7:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt Middle School Library Learning Center. All members were present except David Latham.
Below is a summary of meeting highlights. Board Packets containing meeting details are posted on the District 90 website prior to each meeting. Full meeting minutes will be posted on the website once approved.
Facilities Committee
Roosevelt Middle School
North Gym Lighting

Anthony Cozzi, Director of Finance and Facilities, introduced a representative from Lumerica Corp. The representative presented a case study of the recent lighting renovations in the North Gym at Roosevelt Middle School, highlighting the key benefits of the project. Benefits include considerable positive environmental impact, as well as 10-year cost savings for both maintenance and energy estimated at approximately $40,000.
Education Committee
Professional Development

Martha Ryan-Toye, Director of Student Services, provided an overview of faculty professional development plans for the 2013-2014 school year. She highlighted key initiatives, emphasized the rationale for specific professional development approaches, and provided an overview of expected training timelines.

Adequate Yearly Progress Report (AYP)

Dr. Ed Condon, Superintendent, presented the annual AYP report from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Under current No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, all public schools are required to meet "Adequate Yearly Progress" in reading and math in order to avoid mandated sanctions.

ISBE applied the new ISAT cut scores when calculating the AYP this year, resulting in comparatively lower scores across the state and in District 90 schools. However, because this is the first year
that District 90 has not met all AYP requirements, the District is not indicated for sanctions or improvement status. Federal NCLB legislation currently requires that all students in public schools must "meet or exceed" standards by 2014 for schools to meet AYP requirements. It is expected that clarification will be provided about how school performance will be measured in the future using this standard.