Board Highlights

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Board Highlights January 17, 2023


January 17, 2023
Elmhurst District 205 
Board Meeting Highlights 


Spotlight and Presentation on Jackson Elementary School 

In a presentation to the Board of Education on Tuesday night, Principal Trendel shared highlights of how they have worked to build a sense of community with their students and staff at Jackson Elementary. 

Proclamation - Middle School Students - Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA)

The Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) competitions are considered the most prestigious state-wide student recognition program in music education. This program recognizes some of the best musicians in the State of Illinois and rewards excellence on the part of individual students, while encouraging further music study and artistry.

 The following students were honored for being selected for the Junior ILMEA Festivals: Kate Frahm (Chorus, Alto), Eleanor Markos (Chorus, Alto), Hannah Peterson (Chorus, Alto), Lanie Shish (Chorus, Alto), Peter Russo (Chorus, Bass), Ava Dicosola (Band, Clarinet), Daniel Lattas (Band, Clarinet), Dean Deligiannis (Jazz Band II, Jazz Drum Set), Dean Deligiannis (Band, Percussion), Arjan Shuaipaj (Band, Percussion), Liam Smith (Chorus, Soprano), Ethan Sullivan (Chorus, Tenor), Eamon Hall (Band, Trombone), Tyler Moy (Band, Trumpet), Josh Redick (Band, Trumpet), Jonah Hertel (Band, Tuba), Zachary Wiechman (Orchestra, Viola), Sarah Gerbasi (Orchestra, Violin), Stella Cliffel (Chorus, Alto), Vivien Lo (Orchestra, Cello), Henry Teague (Band, Trumpet), Sajan Peel (Orchestra, Cello), Henry Amberg (Band, Clarinet), Alexios Malamis (Jazz Band II, Jazz Drum Set), Alexios Malamis (Band, Percussion), Michael Dorko (Chorus, Tenor), Megumi Gallwas (Orchestra, Violin), Olivia Moore (Orchestra, Violin), Sophie Saldanha (Orchestra, Violin), Lillian Samuelian (Orchestra, Violin), Jane Skattum (Orchestra, Double Bass), and Rachel Wernick (Band, Clarinet). 



Summer Programs 2023 Overview
Staff presented an update and overview of the planned summer programs for 2023. 

Bus Transportation Presentation
The Board of Education reviewed and discussed the proposed contract extension received from First Student for the 2023-2024 school year. 

Annual Audit Review
Auditors presented the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report for the school year ending June 30, 2022. 

Abatement Presentation
District staff presented a review of the Levy and Abatement Options for Board discussion. 




Intergovernmental Agreement with Village of Bensenville
District 205 staff shared an update regarding the pursuit of a possible opportunity being explored to provide students and families, in the area around York St. and Grand Ave. In Bensenville, with free and reliable internet service. The Board then approved an Intergovernmental Agreement between the Village of Bensenville and Elmhurst CUSD 205 to proceed with Phase II.


NOTE: Video footage of all Board of Education regular meetings are posted on 205TV within 48 hours. Audio is posted within 24 hours.  * Board Highlights were paused for 2020-21 to focus on communications related to COVID-19.