News

Dr. Matthew MontgomeryIn a unanimous vote at the April 12, 2021 Special Board Meeting, the Lake Forest Elementary School District 67 and Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Boards of Education jointly approved the contract for Dr. Matthew Montgomery to become the next Superintendent of Lake Forest Schools, effective July 1, 2021.

Dr. Montgomery, who has been in his current post as Superintendent of the Bath, Ohio Revere Local School District since 2015, was selected following an extensive community engagement and national search process managed jointly by the District 115 and District 67 school boards.

Since our last update, the Boards have worked in collaboration with search firm HYA to vet candidates. Following an extensive interview process, we have narrowed the field to three individuals who were introduced to the community last week during our Meet the Candidates Forum. It was exciting to see the finalists discuss their visions for or Districts with leaders across the community. For those unable to tune in, we are sharing a recording of that program here.

The District 67 Board Report is a monthly digest from the most recent Board of Education meeting to keep community members informed. Please note that these reports are not the official minutes of the Board of Education. Read the latest edition  here: February 23, 2021

Click here to view previous issues.

To Our District 67 School Community:

I want to provide an update on opportunities for expanded in-person offerings for this year.  

Over the last several weeks, COVID-19 infection rates have been significantly declining across both Lake Forest and Lake County. Additionally, Lake County expects the availability of vaccines to significantly increase over the coming weeks.

This is good news. It means that we can all expect students to be back to full-time, in-person learning when school starts in the fall.

These positive developments also create an opportunity for our District to expand in-person offerings for our students after Spring Break. At our Board meeting earlier this week, our Administrative team discussed varying approaches... Please use this link to read the entire communication.

Superintendent Search Webpage Link

District 67 Board of Education

BOARD MEETING Overview

Unless otherwise noted on the board calendar, regular meetings are held in the Board Room at Lake Forest High School West Campus, 300 S. Waukegan Rd. (2nd floor) beginning at 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 page, 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.

View information about public participation at Board Meeting

View the District 67 Board of Education Operating Procedures Manual


Notice regarding Board Meetings

Governor Pritzker recently extended the disaster declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic for all Illinois counties to May 30, 2021. Based on the current public health concerns, the Board President of Lake Forest School District 67, 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 April 30, 2021.

Public Comment

Unless otherwise noted, individuals who wish to make a public comment at a virtual meeting should notify Board Clerk Julia Polszakiewicz, at jpolszakiewicz@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, Ms. Polszakiewicz 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 Ms. Polszakiewicz. 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 this page approximately two hours prior to the start of each meeting.


Upcoming Meetings

Tuesday, May 25 2021 7:00 p.m.  

Recording of April 27, 2021 Regular Board Meeting


Board calendar 2020-2021 school year

Download the 2020-2021 School Year Calendar for Regular Board Meetings

Meeting Date

Time

Location

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Special Meeting
5:00 p.m.

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

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:00 p.m.

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Board Rm. Lake Forest HS West Campus
Budget Hearing Agenda
Budget Hearing Approved Minutes
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Public Board Packet/Reports
Recording of Meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Special Meeting

4:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes

Sunday, October 25, 2020
Special Meeting
4:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:00 p.m.

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Public Board Packet
Recording of Meeting

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Special Meeting - Self-Evaluation
5:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 7:00 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

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda - AMENDED
Approved Minutes
Public Board Packet
Recording of Meeting

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

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Public Board Packet
Recording of Meeting

Monday, March 1, 2021
Special Joint Board Meeting
HYA Leadership Profile Report Presentation and Action on Interim Superintendent Contract

5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Special Joint Board Meeting
HYA Superintendent Candidate Slate Presentation
5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Friday, March 12, 2021
Special Joint Board Meeting
Board Interviews of Superintendent Candidates
Day 1
5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Saturday, March 13, 2021
Special Joint Board Meeting
Board Interviews of Superintendent Candidates
Day 2
10:00 a.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Sunday, March 14
Special Joint Board Meeting
Post-Interview Candidate Deliberations
4:30 PM.      

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

5:15 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda - AMENDED
Approved Minutes
Public Board Packet - AMENDED
Recording of Meeting

Thursday, March 18, 2021
Joint Special Board Meeting

6:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Joint Special Board Meeting
Board Second Round Interviews of
Superintendent Candidates - Day 1
5:00 p.m.

Deer Path Middle School,
95 Deerpath, Lake Forest
Agenda

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Joint Special Board Meeting
Board Second Round Interviews of
Superintendent Candidates - Day 2
and Board Final Superintendent
Candidate Deliberations
5:30 p.m.

Deer Path Middle School,
95 Deerpath, Lake Forest
Agenda

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Joint Closed Special Board Meeting
6:00 p.m. Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Monday, April 12, 2021
Special Meeting
4:30 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Notice of Public Bond Hearing
Approved Minutes - Bond Hearing
Recording of Meeting

Monday, April 12, 2021
Joint Special Board Meeting

5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Approved Minutes
Recording of Meeting

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 7:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Public Board Packet
Recording of Meeting

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Special - Election and Reorganization

5:00 p.m.

Virtual Meeting
Agenda
Recording of Meeting

Tuesday, May 25 2021 7:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 7:00 p.m.  

Board Members

Email ALL Board Members and the Superintendent: boed67@lfschools.net

Mr. Justin Engelland

Mr. Justin Engelland, President
Term: 2019-2023
1178 Mt. Vernon Ave.
206-819-8748
jengelland@lfschools.net

 

Mrs. Suzanne Sands

Mrs. Suzanne Sands, Vice President
Term: 2015-2023
701 Highview
847-283-0215
ssands@lfschools.net

 

Mrs. Alice LeVert

Mrs. Alice LeVert, Secretary
Term: 2017-2025
547 Golf Lane
847-295-7272
alevert@lfschools.net

 

Mrs. Emily M. Bernahl

Mrs. Emily M. Bernahl, Board Member
Term: 2021-2025
1165 W. Deerpath
312-493-8762
ebernahl@lfschools.net

 

Mr. Richard Chun

Mr. Richard Chun, Board Member
Term: 2019-2023
525 E Illinois Rd.
847-234-6867
rchun@lfschools.net

 

Ms. Anne Geraghty Helms

Ms. Anne Geraghty Helms, Board Member
Term: 2021-2025
934 Waveland Rd.
847-951-8976
ahelms@lfschools.net

 

Mr. Carl Kirar

Mr. Carl Kirar, Board Member
Term: 2020-2025
1280 Burr Oak Rd.
847-668-3904
ckirar@lfschools.net

 

Board Member Leadership Training

Richard Chun
Open Meetings Act Training, June 2019
Professional Development Leadership and PERA Training, June 2019
The Basics of Governance, June 2019
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training, December 2019

Justin Engelland
Open Meetings Act Training, June 2019
Professional Development Leadership and PERA Training, June 2019
The Basics of Governance, June 2019
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training, November 2020

Carl Kirar
Open Meetings Act, May 2020
Professional Development Leadership and PERA Training, May 2020
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training, May 2020

Alive LeVert
Open Meetings Act Training, July 2017
Professional Development Leadership and PERA Training, July 2017
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training, May 2020

Suzanne Sands
IASB Master Board Members (Level 1)
Open Meetings Act Training, May 2015
Professional Development Leadership and PERA Training, May 2015
Attention Pays, November 2019
Equity: An Education Imperative, November 2019
DCFS Mandated Reporter Training, January 2020