- COVERSION OF QUEST ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL FROM A TARGETED ASSISTANCE TITLE I SCHOOL TO A SCHOOL WIDE TITLE I SCHOOL – Moved by Wolfmeyer, seconded by Cloyd that the Board of Education approve the Title I Schoolwide Plans prepared and submitted by Quest Academy Charter School. After a year of being a Targeted Assistance Title I School, Quest Charter School has submitted the following items: a School Wide Title I Plan, Parent Involvement Plan and a Parent Compact which now makes them eligible to implement Title I programming school wide.
- ADOPTION OF LICENSE AGREEMENT - Moved by Wolfmeyer, seconded by Costic that the Board of Education approve a one-year License Agreement with Carl Cannon for use of ELITE program information at Trewyn School at a cost of $80,000.00.
- Mr. Cloyd and Mr. Crawford reported on the Washington D.C. Fly In. (Recall the outrage when Wolfmeyer, Butler went on the Fly In).
- BOARD POLICY 7:70 – STUDENTS ATTENDANCE AND TRUANCY – Moved by Wolfmeyer, seconded by Cloyd that the Board of Education approve the changes/revisions to the following Board Policy as presented by the Policy Committee: 7:70 – Students: Attendance and Truancy. The policy is being revised to reflect the changes made in the Illinois School Code as it refers to truancy. Previously a chronic truant was defined as any student absent from school without valid cause for 10% or more of the previous school year (180 days). That figure has been lowered by 5% by School Code. The Board agreed to waive the first reading.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
As posted earlier, the State is seeking to stop Parker's name from being on the ballot for school board. It also seeks to stop Parker from campaigning for or taking the office of School Board and fines him $1000, plus court costs for claiming that he is "legally qualified" to hold the seat.
In an earlier press release Parker raised issues as to how/why the State's Attorney chooses his battles, implying that this is a personal vendetta that Kevin Lyons is waging. Parker also points to recent infractions by Mayor Ardis and others that have not been as closely scrutinized by the State's Attorney office.
Related article: Ardis may have broken law
State's Attorney Kevin Lyons
“Impunity is a factor in charging. These attempts to use your position for your personal thrust is very appealing, it’s very inviting, but wrong is wrong. “You’re elected to a position and it’s not enough to use your own personal persuasion, your own personal strength, you want to use the office that apparently you think you now own. The public owns it.”
talking about Mayor Jim Ardis
October 20, 2010