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District 211 2016 – 2017 Tentative Budget Available for Review

Each fiscal year, High School District 211 creates a budget for the upcoming school year. The tentative budget for the 2016-2017 academic year was approved by the Board of Education at its Aug. 18 meeting, and is available for public viewing on the District website and at local libraries.  In accordance with School Code, the budget is available for public review for 30 days, and following a public hearing at its Sept. 22 meeting, the Board will vote to adopt the plan for the upcoming year. All school districts must finalize and approve a budget no later than Sept. 30. The goal of the tentative budget is to have a conservatively planned and ...

Five-Year Budget Projections Presented to Board of Education

In order to sustain and uphold the educational excellence and extraordinary learning opportunities that District 211 has delivered for many years, the District maintains a five-year financial projection of revenues, expenditures, and fund balances. The District five-year financial projection shows District 211 remains financially stable with a balanced budget over the next several years and maintains the ability to provide continued quality instructional programs. It has implemented budget reductions through efficiencies away from academic or extracurricular programs for students in anticipation of a loss of funding through state funding ...

2014 – 2015 Tentative Budget Approved

Each fiscal year, High School District 211 creates a budget for the upcoming school year. The tentative budget for the 2014-2015 academic year was approved by the Board of Education at its Aug. 14 meeting, and is available for public viewing on the District website and at local libraries.  In accordance with School Code, the budget will be available for public review for 30 days, and following a public hearing at its Sept. 18 meeting, the Board will vote to adopt the plan for the upcoming year. All school districts must finalize and approve a budget no later than Sept. 30. The goal of the tentative budget is to have a conservatively planned and ...

District 211 Presents Facilities and Capital Improvement Plans to Board of Education

The High School District 211 administration presented its plans for long-range capital improvement projects through the next five years, as well as required Life Safety work and maintenance schedules. Several facility and capital improvement projects are outlined for the next five school years and were presented to the Board of Education at its meeting on March 20. Although the Board has seen proposals in the past for some of the projects, such as swimming pool renovations, improvements and plans also were introduced for future consideration by the Board. The District is currently in a strong financial position, and has worked to build reserves ...

District 211 Participation in Free and Reduced Lunch Program Ensures All Students Receive Healthy Food Options

High School District 211 has a diverse student population, and because of this, each school strives to ensure the needs of individual students are met. This is one reason District 211 participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The program allows the District to provide qualifying students meals at a free or reduced rate based on household income. It’s beneficial for District 211 to participate in the program because it allows every student access to a meal that is nutritionally balanced and meets strict federal requirements. “The program offers every student a meal choice at an affordable rate, and offers a growing ...

Palatine High School Kitchen Renovations Will Maximize Efficiency, Serve More Students

Upcoming summer renovations at Palatine High School include several updates that will modernize the school building and increase operational efficiency for both students and staff. Some of the larger renovations include the kitchen, cafeteria, and faculty dining room, which have not been updated since the school opened in the late 1970s. Although there are several reasons to update the kitchen based on maintenance and equipment, the layout and functionality for students and staff is a top priority. “As it is currently set up, the kitchen at Palatine High School has a very inefficient floor plan for workflow,” said Lauren Hummel, director of ...

District 211 Participates in National School Breakfast Week, Stresses Importance of Meal

Although it’s stressed in schools, not every student has access to eat a nutritious breakfast to start the day. Some students might skip the meal because they don't realize how important it is. During National School Breakfast Week, schools help encourage and educate students on why they should partake in what is considered the most important meal of the day. District 211 is participating in National School Breakfast Week outlined by the School Nutrition Association. The week, which started on March 4 and continues through March 8, is to promote the importance of breakfast to students and how it’s beneficial not to skip. “Regardless of ...