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Glenwood, IL 60425

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board accomplishments

2:1 Technology Device Program (Every student has a device at home and school)

Approved purchase of Securly–Content filter protecting students while online

Approved purchase of Securly–Content filter protecting students while online

Purchase of Water Fountain Filler Stations installed at all schools

Approval of Paper Tutoring Services to provide unlimited 24/7 – 1:1 tutoring
for all students in grades 3-8

Recipient of the Property Tax Relief Grant FY22

Approval to build new playgrounds at LW & BMS

Tuition reimbursement for certified staff

Upgraded the book collection (Culturally Responsive) at every school library

Approval to pursue the project of adding a STEM/Performing Arts/Multi-Purpose Facility at HB

New roof replacement at LW –approved

Tax abatement for taxpayers

Summer books provided to students for home libraries and independent reading

One additional social worker at every building — schools have 2 social workers

Partnership with Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra – Providing violin lessons for students in Grades 3-6 at LW, HB, and BMS

Added 4th Grade Students at HB and LW to the Band Program

No cost for monthly field trips—District/Board Paid

July ’21 Board Community Forum for the Safe Return to School—Meaningful Consultation

December 2021 Mid-Year Community Forum for the Safe Return to School—
Meaningful Consultation and on June 23rd conducted End of Year Community

Morning Meetings and End of Day SEL Groups at all schools

Full support for families to enroll their child in band; Instrument rental paid by the District for families in need
Received ESSER/Cares Grants, Title Grants, Digital Equity Grant, School Maintenance Project Grants, Special Education, Property Tax Relief Grant, FEMA Grants
Lumos Learning – Math and Reading Software Program – Provides students in Grades 3-8 with targeted practice
Panorama – Social/Emotional screener and tiered support
College & Career Program, Naviance, adopted Grades 7-8
Dreambox Learning – Math Software Program – Grades K-8 – Builds conceptual understanding
School supply kits provided to every child for School & for Home – District/Board Paid
Wellness Activities for staff supported by BOE
EBC Insurance Offerings to support staff
Aptegy — District app that allows parents to use the app to receive important school information
New Fire Alarm Control Panel at LW
Compliance w/SOPPA (Student Online Personal Protection Act) – Providing protection for student data privacy
SWIVL devices purchased to ensure remote and collaborative learning for students
Surface Pro laptops purchased for art classrooms to integrate graphic design/photography
Purchased Hotspots to support our families (Internet Service)
Extra Capacity Tuff Shed approved for BJHS & District
Clever – single sign-on was adopted
GCN approved for mandated trainings for staff
New intercom system at LW
Upgrades to security camera systems – Sentinel Technologies
Purchased four (4) Multi-Function school Activity Vans to provide Equitable Access to learning opportunities
FY22 Summer School for All Students
Quality of Excellence Rating from Compliance/Safety Audit
LW Summer Life Safety/Facilities Project FY22 Approval (Plumbing, Mechanical, and Electrical Work $453,000)
Met all Criteria to Receive Comprehensive Reports from the 5Essentials Survey from all subgroups
Addition of four (4) Paraprofessionals & one (1) Full-Time Custodian
Upgraded lighting to LED Lights at LW, HB, and BJHS
Approval for a Human Resources Director supporting staffing
Approval of Bridges Beyond Brookwood, employing former students during the Summer to support District initiatives
Approval of a Teacher Retention Stipend of $1000
Approval of a recruitment stipend for new teachers
Approval of before/after School Care Program, CHAMPIONS
Approval of an upgraded electronic sign for LW
Approval of audio enhancement systems for classrooms to ensure audio equity for all students
Collective Bargaining Agreements with GEA & USA Unions
Upgraded mulch at HB and LW
Improvements of HB Garage and installation of new lighting and electric doors at District, LW and HB
Competitive substitute teacher pay raised to $150/day + $50 Bonus for every five (5) days worked

Replaced Band room carpeting

Three (3) MTSS Coordinator Positions Approved