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Lyon and Pleasant Ridge students participated in an ELL Family Field Trip that took place on Saturday May 17th. About 250 people went on the field trip, which included District 34 students, their siblings, and parents. Seven buses made the trip to the Shedd Aquarium where the families watched the aquatic show, learned about jellyfish, and saw coral reefs. This year marked the fifth ELL Family Field Trip. In years past ELL families have gone to The Museum of Science and Industry, The Field Museum, and the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Current News
Board Hires Creative Collaborator to Serve as Communications Director
Monday, July 28, 2014 – The Board of Education approved the hiring of Jenn Nimke as the Director of Communications. In her role, she will be responsible for providing leadership in support of the District's strategic plan through increasing public awareness of issues, trends and resources as well as raise public and employee awareness of events, programs, services and goals. She will also advise and recommend appropriate communications strategies to the Superintendent and other administrators.
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Board Hires Thoughtful Leader to Serve as Attea Principal
Monday, July 28, 2014 – The Board of Education approved the hiring of Mark Richter as the Principal of Attea Middle School. In his role, he will be responsible for providing instructional leadership for the school resulting in student achievement, help implement District curriculum and board policies, maintain effective communication with the school community and promote programs and activities that enhance the health, welfare and safety of the students.
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Facility Projects Approved
In order to address the $21 million in facilities needs at its eight schools, the Board of Education recently approved $5 million in work that will be completed this summer.
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Financial Projections Show Generally Balanced Budgets Through 2017 Fiscal Year
District 34 will have generally balanced budgets through the 2017 fiscal year within the operating funds based on forecasts for revenue and expenditures prepared by a citizen’s committee. This financial future was reported to the Board of Education by the Citizen’s Finance Advisory Committee (CFAC) in February.
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