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The Lake Forest Elementary School District 67 and Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Boards of Education will hold a Special Joint Meeting on Monday, March 1 at 5:00 PM. Additional information can be found on the District 67 and District 115 Board web pages prior to the meeting.

At this meeting the Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates Team will present the Leadership Profile Report based on all of the input gathered over the last month, and the Boards will take action to hire an Interim Superintendent.

We'd like to provide a progress update on the search for a new District 67 and 115 superintendent of schools as well as opportunities for our entire community to provide input into this process. Please use this link to read the entire communication

Residents of the Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood communities are invited to take this survey to ensure that their feedback is considered throughout the search process. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete and will remain open to our communities until 5:00 PM CT on Monday, February 15. Results of the survey will be tabulated and shared with the community.

Superintendent Search Webpage Link

District 115 Board of Education

Board Meeting Overview

Unless otherwise noted below, meetings of the District 115 Board of Education will be held from September through July (excluding January). Meetings are normally held in the Board Room at Lake Forest High School West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Rd. (2nd floor). The regular business of the Board of Education will not be conducted until 7:00 p.m. An Executive Session and Workshop may be held prior to the conduction of regular business. The agenda and any changes to meeting dates or location are posted on this website, and on the bulletin board in the foyer of the Administration Center prior to each meeting. Agenda items include matters related to education, finance, and operations. The public is encouraged to attend Board of Education meetings.

For questions or to access archived minutes, please contact Julia Polszakiewicz, Board Clerk.


Independent Investigation Report

The District 115 Board of Education voted in July to retain a nationally-renowned investigator of sexual misconduct as part of its response to a report lodged by a Lake Forest High School (LFHS) alum that a former staff member had an inappropriate relationship with him several decades ago while he was a LFHS student.
 
The investigator’s report notes that the District has already taken a number of steps to enhance our responsiveness to reports of inappropriate behavior. It also outlines additional actions we can take to further demonstrate our commitment to the safety and well-being of students, including enhancing District policies, training and parent and student communications pertaining to reports of sexual misconduct. We are working to put these recommendations into practice, and we are committed to doing whatever we can to continue to maintain a zero tolerance culture for any kind of misconduct in our community.
 
The Board authorized posting the investigator’s executive summary of her findings as well as a redacted version of the report to ensure parents, students and the full school community can assess the findings. The redactions are made, in part, to comply with state and federal law that prohibits disclosure of certain “personal identifiers,” including student information and personnel records.
 
As we continue to work through these findings and recommendations, we again encourage anyone with concerns about misconduct, past or present, to use the LFHS Confidential Reporting Tool to inform school officials about perceived threats to the safety and security of our school community. Above all else, ensuring the safety and well-being of students remains our highest priority.

Statement from Board President David Lane

Executive Summary Report

Redacted Report


notice regarding board Meetings

Governor Pritzker recently extended the disaster declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic for all Illinois counties to March 8, 2021. Based on the current public health concerns, the Board President of Lake Forest School District 115, as head of the public body, has determined that it is neither practical nor prudent to hold in-person meetings of the Boards of Education. Board meetings will be remote and comply with the procedures set forth in Public Act 101-640 that Governor Pritzker signed on January 8, 2021.

Individuals who wish to make a public comment at a virtual meeting should notify Chief Technology Officer, Jordan Salus, at jsalus@lfschools.net no later than 12:00 p.m. noon on the day of the meeting. During the afternoon of the day of the Board meeting, Mr. Salus will be in contact with those individuals regarding instructions on how to call in to make public comment.  If comments are submitted by community members in writing only, they will be added to the meeting record but will not be read aloud by a representative of the District at the meeting. Community members may read their own written comments once registered with Mr. Salus. It is not required, however, that community members submit their comments in writing.

A link to the live stream of virtual Board of Education meetings will be available on the District 115 Board of Education website approximately two hours prior to the start of each meeting.


Upcoming Meetings

Monday, March 1, 2021
Special Joint Board Meeting

At this meeting the Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates Team will present the Leadership Profile Report based on all of the input gathered over the last month and the Boards will take action to hire an Interim Superintendent.

 

5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda

Monday, March 8, 2021

7:00 p.m.  

Recording of January 28, 2021 Special Board Meeting

Meeting Date

Time

Location

Monday, September 14, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Gym, Lake Forest HS West Campus
Agenda
Approved Minutes - Regular Meeting
Budget Hearing Agenda
Approved Minutes - Budget Hearing
Public Board Packet/Reports
Recording of Meeting

Monday, October 5, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Public Packet/Reports
Recording of Meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Special Meeting

3:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes

Thursday, October 22, 2020
Emergency Meeting
5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Special Meeting
5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes

Monday, November 9, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Public Board Packet
Recording of Meeting

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Special Meeting - Self-Evaluation
5:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Monday, December 7, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Public Board Packet
Recording of Meeting

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Special Meeting
5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Public Board Packet
Recording of Meeting

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Special Joint Board Meeting
5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Special Meeting
5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda - AMENDED
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Special Joint Board Meeting
5:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Monday, February 8, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Public Board Packet
Recording of Meeting

Monday, March 1, 2021
Special Joint Board Meeting

At this meeting the Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates Team will present the Leadership Profile Report based on all of the input gathered over the last month and the Boards will take action to hire an Interim Superintendent.

5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda

Monday, March 8, 2021

7:00 p.m. Board Rm, Lake Forest HS West Campus
Monday, April 12, 2021 7:00 p.m. Board Rm, Lake Forest HS West Campus
Monday, May 10, 2021 7:00 p.m. Board Rm, Lake Forest HS West Campus
Monday, June 14, 2021 7:00 p.m. Board Rm, Lake Forest HS West Campus
Monday, July 12, 2021 7:00 p.m. Board Rm, Lake Forest HS West Campus

Board Members

Email ALL Board Members: boed115@lfschools.net
 

David Lane, President
Term: 2015-2021
320 Newman Court
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
847-387-0780
dlane@lfschools.net 

Sally Davis, Vice President
Term 2015-2021
332 E. Prospect Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
847-295-7392
sdavis@lfschools.net

Ted Moorman, Secretary
Term: 2013-2021
442 Michigamme Lane
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847-234-7891
tmoorman@lfschools.net

Tomas Nemickas, Board Member
Term: 2017-2021
701 N. Mayflower Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847-912-3856
tnemickas@lfschools.net

John Noble, Board Member
Term: 2019-2023
1819 Hackberry
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847-226-5030
jnoble@lfschools.net

Dewey Winebrenner, Board Member
Term: 2019-2023
117 E Westminster
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847-295-0093
dwinebrenner@lfschools.net

Jenny Zinser, Board Member
Term: 2019-2023
1680 Tall Grass Lane
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847-615-2188
jzinser@lfschools.net

Board Member Leadership Training

David Lane
Opening Meetings Act - June 2015
Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) - June 2015
Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - June 2015

Sally Davis
IASB Master Board Members (Level 1)  - September 2015
Opening Meetings Act  - September 2015
Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA)  - September 2015
The Basics of Governance - November 2015
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training - December 2019

Ted Moorman
Opening Meetings Act - May 2013
Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) - May 2013
Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - May 2013
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training - December 2019

Tomas Nemickas
Open Meetings Act – May 2017
Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) – May 2017
Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) – May 2017
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training - December 2019

John Noble
Opening Meetings Act - June 2019
Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) - June 2019
Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - June 2019
The Basics of Governance - June 2019
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training - December 2019

Dewey Winebrenner
Opening Meetings Act - June 2019
Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) - June 2019
Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - June 2019
The Basics of Governance - June 2019
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training - February 2020

Jenny Zinser
Opening Meetings Act - June 2019
Professional Development Leadership Training (PDLT) - June 2019
Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA) - June 2019
The Basics of Governance - June 2019
Balancing Effective Governance and Transparency - November 2019
The Happiness Advantage - November 2019
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training - December 2019