School has already started for students at Kenwood and Barkstall – everyone else is around the corner (August 19th). As the new school year kicks off, there may be some items of interest.
Most importantly, the deadline for physicals and immunizations has been bumped earlier in the year. NOTE: there is a free (for physicals) clinic TODAY! From board member Kathy Shannon’s Unit 4 facebook page:
This year’s deadline is much earlier–your children in Unit 4 MUST have required physical and immunization records turned in by September 1! There’s still one free clinic this summer:
Physicals & Immunization Clinic Saturday, July 25 at C-U Public Health District (201 W. Kenyon Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Schools Physicals: Free
Vaccine Cost: Billed to Medicaid, Health Alliance, and Insurance (must bring insurance card)
Uninsured and Underinsured: $23
Must bring child’s immunization records
For appointment, call C-U Public Health District: 217-531-4317
Dr. Wiegand has released her annual report:
It is 12 pages packed with a number of positive things going on in Unit 4 schools, from U4 Innovate to the Art Society at Stratton, from Early Childhood and the International Prep to Novak Academy, with a snapshot of the budget, grants, faculty/teacher achievements and graduates.
The Education Equity Excellence Committee (EEE, or Triple E) is looking for some new folks:
The purpose of the EEE Committee is to support the Board of Education’s goal of providing an educational system that meets the needs of all students and leads to the attainment of educational excellence by all students, including students of diverse backgrounds. Additionally, the Committee will foster two-way communication and collaboration between the District and its stakeholders.
As the new members of the board explore how to better “do” board meetings and fulfill their roles, keep your eyes for small changes here and there. A few weeks ago they posted a draft of the agenda. This week I found a document that lists out board meeting agenda items for the coming year (mostly recurring items that are already known):