Dear Parents and Community members,
Currently our students and staff are completing the third quarter of the school term and preparing for the administration of the annual state testing. Although the state testing can become a rigorous process, please make sure your children get the necessary sleep, eat healthy and come to school ready for the testing.
Recently, the Facility and Finance Advisory Committee made several recommendations to the Board of Education. As a result, the Board of Education has recently approved several significant initiatives that will have a long term positive impact on student learning. In 2011, Huntley Middle School moved into the renovated old high school on Fourth Street in DeKalb. Because of the available space, beginning in the fall of 2014 an Early Childhood and Pre-Kindergarten Program will be added to the very east end of HMS. In addition, The Board approved a major renovation to Tyler Elementary School which will include a more secure entrance and remove the portable by the front entrance. Finally, the Board approved 1 to 1 pilot technology programs at Lincoln Elementary School and 8th grade at each middle school to begin in the fall of 2014.
I think all of us are looking forward to the warmer weather and the student activities and programs that are associated with spring. On behalf of our Board of Education, leadership team and staff, we want to thank you for your continued support of our schools and our students. In DeKalb CUSD 428 we are very proud of our students and their successes.
Dr. James Briscoe