District 116 to Decide Plan Aimed at Boosting Academic Achievement

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), January 26, 2013 | Go to article overview

District 116 to Decide Plan Aimed at Boosting Academic Achievement


Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com By Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com

Round Lake Area Unit District 116 board members will be asked to approve a plan that would alter how education is delivered to students in an effort to boost academic performance, officials say.

District 116s seven-member board will decide on a restructuring plan during a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Round Lake High Schools library media center. Superintendent Constance Collins said state education officials had wanted the plan earlier this month but agreed to extend the submission deadline to Feb. 1.

Consistently poor performance on the states annual report card and failure to meet federal No Child Left Behind guidelines are driving the need to drastically improve student achievement, Collins said. The districts total enrollment was listed at more than 7,200 students on the most recent state report card.All of the districts schools are in state academic warning status. Five elementary buildings are in federal corrective action or restructuring status.

Restructuring possibilities include converting neighborhood elementary buildings into "theme schools" or grade-level centers. Officials said a theme school could be a building that focuses on fine arts, for example.

For the high school, restructuring ideas include having additional counselors to support students with college and career readiness, starting a mandatory reading and writing program for all courses based on common core state standards for literacy in all disciplines, and creating a freshman academy to help first-year pupils. …

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