DeKalb Community School District #4282012 Annual Report School, Community, Family ... a partnership for education
Our Mission: Is to educate our students to reach their potential while preparing them to contribute to our global society. Dear Community Members, I would like to begin by thanking all of you for your continued support of our community schools. Although we face challenging economic times, our residents, local businesses and families of DeKalb have placed a high value on public education. New schools, a new hospital, a new Cancer Center, Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College facility improvements, as well as a renewed downtown DeKalb have built a foundation for a very bright future for Dear Community Members, the City of DeKalb and DeKalb County. This past school year was indeed a historic one for District 428. The Board of Education, administration and staff are The successful opening of our new high school, moving Huntley committed to improving communication, fiscal restraint, Middle School to the old high school and the conversion of student achievement and to setting high standards for the old Huntley to Founders Elementary is a tribute to our teaching and learning. In June the Board of Education administration, maintenance/custodial staff and our teachers.held a retreat and established goals and priorities for the school administration to We are also appreciative of the patience from parents andfocus on during the 2012-13 school term. Those goals/priorities include: students as these multiple changes occurred. • Improve articulation, alignment and instructional practices in order to improve The highlight of each school year is to see the pride and joy on student achievement, the graduation rate and college career readiness. the faces of our high school graduates. We congratulate our 2012 graduates and wish them well as they embark on the next • Create a comprehensive K-12 district-wide vision for teacher and student access phase of their lives. to technology that will support and facilitate student learning. • The administration and staff will provide the Board of Education regular updates This past year the Board spent significant time working with administration to reduce on the progress being made in student achievement and Board approved expenses. This will continue in 2012-13. In addition to school finance reform, your Board initiatives. spent significant time focusing on curriculum enhancement. Over the next couple of • Continue to improve communication with all stakeholders in the school and years the district will increase emphasis on reading, writing and math preparedness. We believe this focus will only enhance the excellent educational model that is currently community. in place. • Work with District 428 staff and the community to improve their understanding of district finances. Over the next year the Board will continually seek input from parents, community • Continue to improve community and parent engagement within the schools. members and our students on multiple issues the Board will be tackling. We welcome and encourage your input.Our school district and community face challenges similar to other communitiesaround the state; however we believe that in DeKalb we are positioning ourselves Thank you again for your investment in our students throughout District 428. Go Barbs!to overcome the obstacles we face. In the same breath, it is exciting to see theimprovements that are taking place in our school and community. We are proud of Sincerely, Tom Matyaour student successes, our outstanding teachers and support staff and the parentsand community members who have supported and contributed to our successes.It is an honor and privilege to be part of the DeKalb School District and Community.We are all looking forward to a promising and exciting 2012-13 school year. Tom Matya, District 428 Board PresidentSincerely,Dr. James BriscoeDr. James Briscoe, Superintendent
NIU Partnership DeKalb Community Unit School District 428 continues to share a strong partnership with Northern Illinois University. The goals of this partnership are to raise student achievement, improve the preparation of future educators, partner in educational research, and share resources. Some of the initiatives already underway are: • The implementation of Professional Development Schools (PDS) within District 428 • A co-teaching model for teacher preparation • NIU secondary education majors tutoring DeKalb High School students in a variety of content areas Board of Education Continuous School Improvement • Multi-tiered system of supports embedded through the Response to Intervention model Left to Right: Mike Verbic, Nina Fontana, Tracy Williams, Cohen Barnes, Jessica Lyons, Tom Matya, Michael Lord. • Research based curricula • Formative Assessments • Standards Aligned Instruction • Data-driven decision making • Embedded professional collaboration Common Core State Standards Initiative The district has begun the process of moving toward more rigorous learning standards for all students through the adoption of the Common Core State Standards. The standards provide a clear roadmap of learning standards K-12 for educators, parents, and students. With a focus on college and career readiness, the standards are designed to allow students to be successful in our globalized society. At present, 45 states, including Illinois, have adopted the Common Core State Standards. The new standards will be fully implemented by the 2014 school year.Parade of FlagsOn September 16, 2011, the entire fifth grade from DeKalb School Employee RecognitionDistrict gathered in front of the NIU stadium. The International Studies During the 2011—2012 school year, 121 employees were recognized for their commitment to excellence,Department fed the students lunch while international students spoketo groups. Students learned about a variety of cultures and countries hard work, and dedication to students. Awarded monthly, this recognition honors any employee whoand about what it means to be a global society. After lunch, students stands out by achieving and sustaining excellence through coordinated efforts in addressing the Districtmarched with over 200 flags, each belonging to a different country, tothe Martin Luther King Jr. Commons where they listened to international 428 Strategic Plan. Employees are nominated by any other employee and receive a certificate as wellstudents speak about becoming a global society. The Parade of Flagshas been in existence for over ten years. It is a partnership between as a small gift of appreciation.DeKalb School District and NIU’s International Studies Department.
State Testing Results School Board Goals/Priorities Goal #1: Improve articulation, alignment and instructional practices in K-12 Math in order to improve student math achievement, graduation rate and college and career readiness. Goal #2: Create a comprehensive K-12 district-wide vision for teacher andFigure 1. ACT Scores (Composite Average) Figure 2. Percentage of Students Meeting student access to technology that will AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) on the support and facilitate student learning. PSAE (Prairie State Achievement Examination) Goal #3: The administration and staff will provide the Board of Education regular updates on the progress being made in student achievement and Board approved initiatives. These updates and/or reports will be presented in clear and precise documents, summaries and presentations. Goal #4: Continue to improveFigure 3. Percentage of Students Meeting Figure 4. Graduation Rate (%) communication with all stakeholders in AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) on the the school and community. ISAT (Illinois Standard Achievement Test) Goal #5: Work with District 428 staff to improve their understanding of the district finances. IASB Dinner The Illinois Association of School Boards Kishwaukee Division Fall Goal #6: Continue to improve Dinner Meeting was held at DeKalb High School on October 27, 2012. Superintendents and school boards were treated to a delicious dinner, community and parent engagement prepared by Chartwells, and entertained by the DeKalb High School A within the schools. Cappella choir.
Demographic Percentage AP REPORT 2011-2012 Enrollment in Courses • DHS offered 9 AP courses • 12% of all DHS students were enrolled in at least 1 AP course Testing • 146 students took 235 exams • 65% of students enrolled in an AP course chose to take at least 1 AP test • 26% took at least 2 exams • 3% took 4 or more examsExam DHS GlobalCalc 94% 66% 2011-2012 AP Scores Breakdown of those who tested: • 18% of those who tested were onChem 21% 56% free or reduced price lunchComp Gov 100% 62% • 81% were CaucasianEng Lang 86% 60% • 1% were African-AmericanEng Lit 89% 57% • 9% were HispanicEuro Hist 54% 66% • 8% were AsianUS Gov 93% 52%US Hist 69% 55%Spanish 54% 72%
District 428 Music Department 2011-2012: Significant Achievements & EventsDistrict Wide• The DHS Percussion Ensemble hosts Transformation Through Rhythm: a Benefit Concert for Hospice services in Africa. The District 428 Harambee Drum Club, the DHS Percussion Ensemble, the NIU Percussion Department, and the DeKalb County Hospice collaborate to present this unique fundraising event. (March 2012)Elementary School• Malta Elementary music specialist Kristine Mutchler organizes an African Storytelling Workshop with the Old Town School of Folk Music during Fine Arts Week. Students learn about different African cultures through dancing, singing and listening to stories. (April 2012)Middle School• The Huntley Middle School Choirs score Division 1 rankings at the District IGSMA Organization Music Contest, earning berths to the state level contest. Both the 6th grade choir and the 7th & 8th grade combined choirs earn Division 1 rankings at the state contest as well. (April 2012)• The Clinton Rosette 6th grade choir earns a Division 1 ranking at the District IGSMA Organization Music Contest. The 6th grade choir advances to the state level contest where they are also awarded Division 1 rankings. (April 2012)• The Huntley Middle School Band Program is awarded the “Esprit de Corps Award” at the 2012 Music in the Parks Festival in Gurnee,Illinois based on their demonstration of school spirit and outstanding musicianship. The 7th/8th grade concert band place 2nd in the competition with an excellent rating. (May 2012)• The Huntley Middle School Choirs also participate at the Music in the Parks Festival with the 6th grade choir earning an excellent rating and the 7th & 8th grade choir earns a superior rating. The 7th & 8th grade choir is awarded the Sweepstakes Award as most outstanding middle school chorus at the festival. (May 2012)DeKalb High School• The DeKalb High School Marching Band celebrates the opening of the new DeKalb High School facility with the 2012 Marching Band Show “Rewired.”
The performance is specially designed and The National Merit composed by Director Steve Lundin and NIU Marching Band Professor Thomas Bough to Scholarship Program commemorate the opening of the new high school. (August 2011)• DHS hosts the Illinois Music Educators Association District 8 Festival in the New DeKalb High School. This marks the first time in over 10 years that a high school has hosted the District Festival. (November 2011)• Twenty DHS music students are selected to participate in the IMEA All-State Music Festival. This places DHS among the top schools state wide for the number of students placed in All- State. (January 2012) Adam Bellout was named as a semi-finalist in the• The DHS Symphonic Orchestra is accepted as a featured performer at the IMEA All-State Music National Merit Scholarship Competition. He is among the highest scoring entrants in the State of Illinois. In Celebrating 25 Years of Festival in Peoria. DHS was one of only two orchestras invited to perform this year. (January early September of 2011 (about 16,000 students) or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, Early Learning 2012) are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. “Early years are learning years” is a saying that• The DHS Jazz Ensemble competes in the supports the philosophy of the DeKalb School District 428 Prekindergarten Program. For the past Essentially Ellington Competition and is selected 25 years this has guided the practices of the Illinois as one of the 15 top finalists in the country to State Board of Education funded preschool at risk participate in the Festival at Jazz at Lincoln classrooms in our schools. This opportunity enables Center in New York, NY. Three students receive children to achieve the short and long term benefits from a quality program, such as higher graduation recognition as outstanding soloists at the Festival rates for high school, less retention, better social skills, in Lincoln Center: Ryan Earl, Max McArtor, and fewer delinquencies and college entrance. Rinah Wilson. (May 2012)• The DHS Mixed A Cappella Ensemble This program has a strong history in the DeKalb community. The first grant was submitted and Enharmonic Fusion places 2nd the Midwest accepted in 1987, beginning services for a handful Semifinals of the International Championships of children ages 3-5. What originated as a class of 10 of High School A Cappella in March and earns Sarah Bellout, Derek Neff, and Audrey Smith were has grown over the years to offering 180 children and recognition for outstanding choreography and named Commended Students in the 2012 National families this opportunity each school year. During the Merit Scholarship Program. In late September of past 25 years over 4,000 children have benefited student arrangement (created by Harrison 2011, more than two-thirds (about 34,000) of the from a quality learning experience. This effort has Hintzsche). The ensemble then qualifies as one approximately 50,000 high scorers receive Letters of started them on the path toward academic and of the top 10 high schools in the country to Commendation in recognition of their outstanding social success in the years to come. The DeKalb advance to the ICHSA Finals, and competes in academic promise. Program has also participated in the development late April in New York, NY. (April 2012) of the Early Illinois Learning Standards, piloting the Work Sampling System Assessment tool and served• The DHS Varsity Choir earns a Division I rating The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an as a model in its development of its At-Risk-Factors including two perfect scores at the IHSA academic competition for recognition and Synthesis Rubric. Organizational Contest (April 2012). scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the On May 12, from 1:00-3:00, a 25th Anniversary• The DHS Music and Theater Departments Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Celebration was held at DeKalb High School. Former present “West Side Story” as the first musical to Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and by meeting and current Pre-K students and families, as well as be performed in the new auditorium at DeKalb published program entry/participation community families, community leaders and other High School. (May 2012). requirements. District 428 staff members were in attendance at this open house.
DeKalb High School Athletics/Activities Annual Report Girls Volleyball: The team won the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Championship and the IHSA Regional Championship. Senior Emily Bemis was named an All American, becoming the first DHS volleyball player to win that recognition. She will attend the University of Arizona on a volleyball scholarship. Senior Jessica Schafer will attend Middle Tennessee State and Kendall Baum will attend South Florida College on volleyball scholarships. Girls Basketball: The team won the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Championship for the second year in a row, the IHSA Regional Championship and the IHSA Sectional Championship. They finished in the elite 8 in the state, farther than any other girls basketball team in school history. Girls Bowling: They won the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Championship for the second year in a row, the IHSA sectional bowling title and qualified for the state finals finishing 15th in state. Senior Alyssa Mershon and Junior Jessica Eberley finished individually in the top 65.DHS ATHLETICS:For the second year in a row, DeKalb High School won the ALL Sports Trophy, beating out Boys Bowling:Kaneland for the second year in a row. Head to Head in varsity sports, DeKalb defeated The boys finished up their first ever season at DHS. They placed 4th in conference and willthem 9 out of 16 times. bring back a great core of bowlers next year.DHS Forensics: Boys Tennis:Conference champions, regional champions and sectional champions. Junior Matt Kulma qualified for the state finals making it to the final 16 in the state.The team had one of its most successful seasons finishing 2nd in the Conference East Division.Girls/Boys Cross Country:The team placed 9th in the state. Sophomore Kelsey Shrader finished in 2nd place. Theboys qualified junior Marc Dubrick to the state finals.Boys Basketball:The team won the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Championship. Brian Sisler wasthe conference MVP for the 2011-12 season. The team also defeated Sycamore for theChallenge Cup.Boys Soccer:Won the Northern Illinois Big 12 conference Championship.Girls Soccer:The team placed 2nd in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference and won the Barbfest cupfor the third year in a row.
DeKalb DeKalb Olympians High School Accomplishments of Note Illinois State Scholars - 42 in 2011; 32 in 2012Girls Gymnastics:The girls won the Independent Conference Championship, the New Pennies student creative arts magazine:IHSA regional title and finished 10th in the state as a team. Senior 2010 Pacemaker Award, National Scholastic PressAlyssa Lopez was the State All-Around Champion, the first ever Association 2011, 2010 and 2008 Highest Award,in school history. She won the floor exercise and placed 4th inthe vault. At the high school nationals she became the 2nd DHS National Council of Teachers of English.gymnast in as many years to win the National Title. She is the Grant and Ross James, 2005 DeKalb High Schoolsecond All- American for DHS this year. Alyssa will be attending 2011, 2007 Pacemaker Award Finalist, National graduates, were members of the 2012 Londonthe University of Iowa on a gymnastics scholarship. Scholastic Press Association Olympics Rowing Team in the USA Men’s 8+Boys Wrestling: 1973-2004, 2006-2010 “All-American” ranking, Boat. The team trained for the Olympics in Rio deThe team finished 3rd in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Janeiro, Brazil and placed 4th in the competition. National Scholastic Press Association Member,and 2nd in the IHSA Regional. Junior Doug Johnson finished 3rdat the IHSA State Finals at 125 lbs. and senior Evan Jones finished National Scholastic Press Association’s Hall ofin the top 8 at 130 lbs. Evan will be wrestling at Harper College Fame.next season.Girls Track:The team placed 4th in conference and 2nd in the IHSA Forensics (DHS Speech team) 2012; won 13 straight Regional Titles (17 of the last 18), 8 consecutive CRMS Wrestlers Sectional Titles, and the last 8 conference titles - 2Sectionals. Three athletes earned All-Conference Honors for theIndoor Conference NIB XII meet in five events by placing in the years in the Upstate 8 and 4 years of the Westerntop three for individual events – Jasmine Brown, Kelsey Schrader, Sun conference and 2 Northern Big 12 conferenceand Danielle Dlabal. Three athletes earn All-Conference Honors championship; 2010 State Champion in Radio.for the Outdoor Conference NIB XII meet in four events – JasmineBrown, Jaylaan Slaughter, and Kelsey Schrader. These same Northern Illinois Big 12 Literary Festival. Team3 athletes qualified for the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet (indoor Conference Championship. Students written worksstate) in five events. Jasmine Brown placed 2nd in the triple jump, in 7 different genres were judged by a panel ofJaylaan Slaughter placed 5th in the 400m, and Kelsey Schrader experts. Genres: Personal narrative, descriptiveplaced 11th in the 1600m. These girls also qualified for the sketch, dramatic scene, short fiction, personalOutdoor State Meet at EIU where Jasmine Brown earned all-statehonors by placing 4th in the triple jump. She also placed 10th in essay, critical essay, poetry. Keynote speaker, Dirkthe long jump, Jaylaan Slaughter placed 10th in the 400m, and Johnson, former Chicago Bureau Chief for both The Clinton Rosette Middle School wrestlers wonKelsey Schrader placed 15th in the 3200m run. Jaylaan Slaughter Newsweek and the New York Times; currently Writer the state wrestling championship in 2011 and 2012.is signed to run on the Division I girls track and field team at NIU. in Residence at NIU.
DeKalb EducationDo you ever wonder how the idea for a particularfundraising organization originates in someone’s Foundationmind? And specifically, for the DeKalb EducationFoundation, how does that idea develop into a successfulfundraising organization that, 25 years later, continuesto enrich the educational experiences of the students ofDeKalb School District #428?For the DeKalb Education Foundation, or DEF, success is defined by havingdispersed over $500,000 in the form of grant requests to individual classrooms andschool programs since the Foundation’s inception in 1987.The financial base from which the Foundation would operate began with a promisefrom a local couple, who chose to remain anonymous, to donate $50,000 if DEFcould raise a matching $50,000 by December 31, 1987. With that incentive in place,fundraising became a priority. At that time, DEF raised the necessary $50,000,which allowed them to receive the $50,000 matching contribution. Since then, DEFhas been sustained by the continuing financial support of community members.For the last 25 years, teachers have looked to DEF for help, and in that time, theFoundation has broadened the educational experience for District #428 studentsin countless ways. Whether it’s reading new biographies in the library, using 3Dtechnology software for math and science, or gaining lifelong lessons from “STAND UP!Change Teen Statistics” at DeKalb High School, students have directly benefited from Row one (left to right): Mary Hess, Sue Wong, Barb Pearson, Melissa Beck,the efforts of DEF – all made possible by the valued contributions from community Carol Naylor. Row two (left to right): Anita Zurbrugg, Jim Briscoe, Cohenmembers. Barnes, Gary Gresholdt, Melissa Gallagher, Nancy Schelkopf, Sharon Freagon, Lindsey EngelsmanAdditionally, DEF has the responsibility of awarding 8 senior scholarships. Theestablishment of these scholarships, through donor designation, reflects a commitmentto the importance of education.Through education, DEF is providing community members with an opportunity to For information about DEF,invest themselves in the future of the students, the schools, and the community. As visit www.dekalbeducationfoundation.orgJohn Castle stated in 1987, “today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders.” With that inmind, DEF proves to be a worthy investment with benefits that have the potential to Correspondence or tax-deductible donations can be sent to:last a lifetime. DeKalb Education Foundation Submitted by Nancy Schelkopf, DeKalb Education Foundation Board member P Box 412 • DeKalb, Il 60115 .O.
DeKalb District #428 Lives Well! A Day Made Better Left to Right: Kim Posega, Caroln Vaughn Amanda Anderson, Jefferson’s Reading Specialist, was honored by Office Max as a treasured teacher at Jefferson. They presented her with a certificate, Wirtz AwardDeKalb District #428 is an active member of “Live Healthy flowers and $1000.00 worth of various office supplies for her to use with her students. She was selected WinnersDeKalb County,” a county-wide committee dedicated to because she dedicates so much of her energies to serve Jefferson’s diverse population of studentspromoting good nutrition and physical activity. As part ofour efforts, we have collaborated with NIU, Kishwaukee and she provides support to all of Jefferson’s staff Brooks Elementary TeachersCommunity Hospital, the Kishwaukee YMCA, the DeKalb through her work on the BLT and the PBIS Green are Recipients of the 2012County Health Department and the University of Illinois Team. She was instrumental in creating their ParentExtension to provide CATCH lessons within every pre- Resource Room, which has increased positive, Wirtz Award for Excellence inkindergarten through fifth grade classroom. CATCH, parent involvement and she facilitates Jefferson’s EducationCoordinated Approach to Child Health, combats childhood Reading is Fundamental Program and additionalobesity through lessons on making good nutritional Title One events. choices and staying active. Each lesson at school has an The Wirtz Award recognizes District 428 staff member(s)accompanying message to parents. for distinguished service and dedication to educating In addition to the supplies given to Mrs. Anderson, the children in our district. Brooks Elementary schoolThis collaborative relationship with our community agencies Office Max provided Jefferson with $700.00 worth of teachers Kim Posega and Carolyn Vaughn were theis just another way that DeKalb District #428’s Wellness various supplies to use with our students, including co-recipients of the 2012 Wirtz Award. In the manyCommittee serves its students and employees. several digital cameras! nomination letters from colleagues, Kim and Carolyn were lauded for their mastery at differentiating ? This is part of Office Max’s campaign called, “A instruction for their students, their innovative and Day Made Better.” They made these presentations reflective approach to teaching, and their willingness to 1000 teachers all over the United States. We are Did You Know proud that one of the recipients is right here at Jefferson School! to collaborate and share professional resources with their colleagues. As one nomination stated, “Mrs. Vaughn and Mrs. Posega demonstrate how good teachers become superb educators and mentors District 428 students through thoughtful, deliberate collaboration.” received: • 4 National Merit Scholars • 190 seniors received scholarships
FACTS AT A GLANCE Buildings Address Administration Phone EnrollmentCommunities ServedDeKalb, Cortland, and Malta Brooks Elementary (EC-5) 3225 Sangamon Rd., DeKalb Ms. Shahran Spears,Principal 754-9936 311(108.3 square miles) Cortland Elementary (K-5) 370 E. Lexington Ave., Cortland Ms. Kim Lyle, Principal 754-2360 530 Ms. Jennifer Hilliard, Asst. Principal District #428 Education Center901 South Fourth Street | DeKalb, IL 60115 Founders Elementary (K-5) 821 South Seventh St., DeKalb Ms. Gina Greenwald, Principal 754-3800 616(815) 754-2350 | Fax: (815) 758-6933 Ms. Kristin Smith, Asst. Principal Jefferson Elementary (PreK-5) 211 McCormick Dr., DeKalb Ms. Cristy Meyer, Principal 754-2263 278E-mail Addresses(name)@dist428.org Lincoln Elementary (K-5) 220 East Sunset Pl., DeKalb Mrs. Anna Hoyou, Principal 754-2212 320(name = first name.last name) Littlejohn Elementary (PreK-5) 1121 School St., DeKalb Mr. Jay Redmond, Principal 754-2258 337District Website Malta Elementary (K-5) 5068 State Rte. 38, Malta Mr. Troy Miller, Principal 825-2081 314http://dist428.org Tyler Elementary (EC, Pre-K-5) 1021 Alden Circle, DeKalb Ms. Andria Mitchell, Principal 754-2389 209 Clinton Rosette Middle School (6-8) 650 North First Street, DeKalb Mr. Tim Vincent, Principal 754-2226 605 Daily Time Schedule Ms. Brooke Condon, Asst. Principal 754-2226 Education Center 7:30 am – 4:30 pm Huntley Middle School (6-8) 1515 South Fourth St., DeKalb Dr. Roger Scott, Principal 754-2241 735 Ms. Latricia Dawkins, Asst. Principal 754-2241 K-5 Buildings 8:45 am - 3:30 pm DeKalb High School (9-12) 501 West Dresser Rd., DeKalb Ms. Tamra Ropeter, Principal 754-2100 16346–8 Buildings 7:45 am - 2:30 pm Ms. Valerie Bilek, Asst. Principal 754-21039–12 Building 7:45 am - 2:45 pm Dr. Jennie Hueber, Asst. Principal 754-2117 Mr. Sean Chamberlain, Dean 754-2130Early Childhood (Brooks) Hours vary Mr. Aaron Osborne, Dean 754-2103Pre-K Program – Littlejohn, Mr. Bryon Houy, Director of Activities and Athletics 754-2116 Jefferson & Tyler Hours vary K-12 Enrollment: 5889 Pre–K & E/C Enrollment: 232 Totals as of 9/12: 6,121 Administration Program Coordinators Directors Dr. James Briscoe, Superintendent Ms. Lisa Gorchels, Special Education Coordinator Mr. Tom Crouch, Director, Dr. Douglas Moeller, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum (special programs) 754-2222 Kishwaukee Education Consortium (KEC) 825-2000 & Student Services Mr. Brandon Royer, Special Education Coordinator (high school) Dan Aukst, Director, Ombudsman Program Ms. Andrea Gorla, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Finance 754-2289 304C N. 6th St., DeKalb 754-5106 Ms. Connie Rohlman, Director of Human Resources Leslie Berg, Media Director 754-2135 Ms. Tammy Carson, Facility Operations Manager Mr. Chris Wild, Music Coordinator 754-2100 754-2951 Ms. Jessica Stewart, Director of Student Services Ms. Jill McCormick, Music Coordinator 754-3800 Mr. Brian Tobin, Chief Technology Officer Ms. Katie Davis, Pre-Kindergarten Screening Coordinator 754-2361 Board of Education Ms. Amy Crook, Bilingual Coordinator 754-2358 Chartwells Food Service Mr. Tom Matya, President (2011-2015) Dr. Kelly Summers, Coordinator for 3TM, Assessment Doyle Forester, Director, Chartwells Food Service & Research 754-2953 Ms. Carol Warren, District Assistant Director Mr. Tracy Williams, Vice-President (2011-2015) Ms. Diane Durin, Literacy Specialist 754-2282 Paola Boeder, Donna Cerny Mr. Cohen Barnes, Secretary (2011-2015) Food Service (754-2162) Mr. Mike Verbic (2009-2013) Transportation Service Mr. Michael Lord (2009-2013) First Student: 748-2901 Ms. Jessica Lyons (2009-2013) Ms. Ellen Hoyle, Branch Manager Ms. Nina Fontana (2011-2015) Ms. Brenda Jergens, Transportation Liaison (754-2199)
Awards Received by the DeKalb YMCA Family Night School District Business & Finance The YMCA opened their doors on a couple of Sunday nights for Department DeKalb District #428 families only. During the evening, families traveledthrough stations where they played and learned about Positive Behavior and Intervention Systems (PBIS). Association of School Business Officials International The Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award is presented to DeKalb Community Unit School District # 428 For Its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) For the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2011 The CAFR has been reviewed and met or exceeded ASBO International’s Certificate of Excellence standardsAnge-loic Keleba plays Wii while Ali Hassan The Martinez-Esquivel family enjoy a game and Hunter Leman play fooseball! of Hi-Ho Cherrio together. Brian L. Mee, SFO, RSBA John D. Musso, CAE, RSBA President Executive Director The Annual Multicultural Night The Board of Education recognized Ms. Andrea Gorla, Assistant Superintendent for Business & Finance, and Ms. at Jefferson School. Cynthia Carpenter, Financial Accounting Manager, for receiving a Certificate of Achievement from the Government Finance Officers Association for their comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. The Families celebrate their cultures Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition through food, clothes and in governmental accounting and financial reporting, and activities on this special night at its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a Jefferson. Children and parents government and its management. “travel through the world” learning about the different The Business Department also received a Certificate of cultures found at Jefferson and Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the throughout DeKalb. Association of School Business Officials International for their Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. This is presented to government units whose comprehensive annual a financial report (CAFR) achieves the highest standards in government accounting and financial reporting.
DeKalb Community UnitThe Board and administration make it a District #428 Financehigh priority to review the fiscal health of thedistrict to ensure they can maintain the integrity of theprograms offered to our students. Key areas of concern areunfunded mandates, increasing population of English languagelearners, growing special education student needs and theincreasing health benefit costs, decreasing investment earnings,decreases in state funding and the overall impact of these The district received $19 million in March, 2011, and the remaining balanceunprecedented economic conditions. Over the past three years the of $2 million was received in January, 2012. Additionally, the committee’sdistrict has identified over $5.6 million dollars of budget reductions. main focus will be assisting the district in establishing baseline assumptions used in the financial forecasting model. In the model developed by PMA theFor the fiscal years ending June 30, 2010 and June 30, 2011, the district received Certificates of FFAC Committee will review various scenarios for the 5 year projection of theAchievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the International Association of School district’s budget, including the forecasted outcome of the fund balance. AfterBusiness Officials and the Government Finance Officers Association for its Comprehensive a baseline is developed and the assumptions are identified the documentAnnual Financial Reports (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of moves on to the School Board for their review. The School Board then uses thisrecognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting,and its attainment model to prioritize the allocation of funds to educational programs, staffing,represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. The CAFR supplies and equipment. The financial model also allows them to set budgethas been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including parameters for the district administration.demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial storyand motivate potential user and user groups to read the CAFR. Overall, the district is in sound financial condition. However, as with other districts in the State of Illinois, annual operations are negatively affected byThe district finances are monitored through such means as monthly financial reports to the the state’s school funding policies. The use of “tax caps” limits the annualBoard of Education, the annual budget process and long term financial projections which are amount of a district’s primary revenue source by essentially limiting annualupdated several times throughout the year. For the past 7 out of 8 years the district earned the property tax revenue increases to the lesser of 5% or Consumer Price Indexhighest financial recognition through the statewide financial profile score. In 2010 it received (CPI) factor plus a factor for new property added to the district’s community.financial review due to the bonds which have been issued for the referendum building In this somewhat complicated formula, with property values on a steadyprojects. As a result of the district’s efforts to maintain a balanced budget, along with their decline, it is rapidly pushing the tax rates to the maximum limit the district willinternal controls and policies, they have been awarded an improved bond rating in 2010 by be able to levy, thereby reducing the tax dollars in future years the district willMoody’s and Standard and Poor’s to a Aa2/AA- bond rating. be able to access. In addition, property tax revenues are further reduced by assessment refunds from prior years and appeals. Historically, revenueThe Board of Education has established the Finance Facilities Advisory Committee (FFAC) increases are not matching the higher increases in primary expenses of awhich consists of community members, representatives from each union group, administrators district such as salaries, health benefits, and commodity-based operatingand two school board members. This committee is a combination of the Community Financial costs, such as utilities. As this trend continues, the financial stresses areAdvisory Committee (CFAC) and the Facilities Planning Committee (FPC). Both these becoming more difficult to respond to.committees were instrumental in the successful passage of the building referendum in 2008.Now that the construction projects related to the referendum are substantially complete,these committees have been combined. The initial priority of this committee is developa plan regarding how to allocate the construction grant dollars received from theIllinois Capital Development Board (CDB). In March, 2011, the district wasawarded $21 million in CDB grant funds from the State of Illinois.
ue for the Year Ended June 30, 2011 $ 43,065,738 $ General State Aid 30,357,638 .01% 2.5% State Revenue Sources for the Year Ended June 30, 2011 $ 9,732,343 Operating Expenditures by Object 0.7% $ Total Operating Revenue $ State Construction Grant Proceeds 4,906,5903.2% Grants and Categorical Payments $ 6,584,108 14,041,187 3.4% 1.1% Local Revenue Sourcesue for the Year Ended June 30, 2011 78,329,966 $ Total State Sources $ 30,357,638 5% Property Tax Receipts $40,254,119 Corp. Personal Property Operating Expenditures by Function for the Year Ended June 30, 2011 6.3% Replacement Tax Investment Income $1,385,376 $51,009 14.5% State Revenue Sources for the Year Ended June 30, 2011 Student Fees/Food Service General State Aid 93.5% $ Payments 9,732,343 $1,088,367 57.2% Other Local Revenue Instruction $286,867 18.8% $ 34,610,895 Grants and Categorical Payments $ 6,584,108 State Construction Grant Proceeds $ 14,041,187 Total Local Sources Support Services $43,065,738 $ 25,729,059 Total State Sources $ 30,357,638 Community Services $ 160,750 Payment to Other Districts & Govt Units Salaries $ 2,877,296 $36,422,065 Debt Service Benefits Purchased Services $ 300,325 $11,952,720 $9,253,384 State Revenue Sources for the Year Ended June 30, 2011 Total Supplies & Materials $ 63,678,325 $2,169,473 General State Aid $ 9,732,343 Revenue Sources State Capital Outlay $679,154 Other Objects $3,201,529 Grants and Categorical Payments 32.1%$ 6,584,108 Total $63,678,325 State Construction Grant Proceeds 46.3% June 30, 2011 14,041,187 Federal Revenue Sources for the Year Ended $ General State Aid $9,732,343 38.8% 55% Total State Sources National School Lunch Program Title Grants $$ 30,357,638 Categorical Payments Grants and 1,154,408 $ $6,584,108 1,255,509 Construction Grant Proceeds State $14,041,187 Operating Expenditures by Function Stimulus Program (ARRA) 21.7% $ 1,118,269 State Sources Total $30,357,638 Special Education $ 1,367,768 4.5% 0.5% Other Federal Revenue $ 10,636 0.3% Total Federal Sources $ 4,906,590 Dekalb District 428 History Revenue, Expenditures, and Fund Balance 0.2% Education, O&M, Transportation, IMRF, Working Cash (Operating Funds) Federal Revenue Sources for the Year Ended June 30, 2011 Audited Balances and Projected FY11-12 through FY13-14 Cash/ National School Lunch Program $ 1,154,408 Surplus/ Construction RevenueAcc Federal Modified Sources 54.4% Title Grants $ 1,255,509 Fiscal Year Revenue Expenditures Program (ARRA) Stimulus (Deficit) Transfers $ Grant 1,118,269 Restatement Fund Balance 40.4% 2006 49,288,824 47,245,918 Special Education 2,042,906 169,855 1,367,768 $ 0 -18,508,238$1,154,408 10,045,477 National School Lunch Program 2007 52,474,758 52,052,919 Revenue 421,839 23.5% Other Federal 27.9% $ 0 10,636 Grants Title 0 $1,255,509 10,467,316 Local Sources 2008 57,824,161 $43,065,738 57,620,876 Total Federal Sources 203,285 245,000 4,906,590 $ 0 Stimulus Program (ARRA) $1,118,269 10,915,601 2009 60,642,586 62,036,394 -1,393,807 320,684 0 Special Education $1,367,768 9,842,479 State Sources 2010 63,983,302 $30,357,638 63,394,132 589,170 0 0 Other Federal Revenue Instruction $10,636 10,431,649 $34,610,895 25.6% Support Services $25,729,059 2011 Federal Sources 64,288,779 63,678,325 $4,906,590 610,454 22.8% 0 14,041,187 Total Federal Sources $4,906,590 25,083,290 s for the Year Ended June 30, 2011 Community Services $160,750 2012 66,102,587 67,147,737 -1,045,150 0 2,115,687 26,153,827 PROJECTED Payment to Other Districts & Gov’t Units $2,877,296 Total Operating Revenue 2013 67,134,066 $78,329,966 69,513,944 -2,379,878 0 0 23,773,949 PROJECTED Debt Service $300,325 ts 2014 69,076,209 $ 40,254,119 71,801,045 -2,724,836 0 0 21,049,114 PROJECTED Total $63,678,325 rty Replacement Tax Federal$ 1,385,376 Note: In FY2006, changed accounting method from Sources for theModified Accrual 30, 2011 Revenue Cash Basis to Year Ended June Basis National School Lunch Program $ 1,154,408 Title $ History Revenue, Expenditures, and Fund Grants 51,009 $ 1,255,509 Balance !"s$%r %) O+,ra.n0 R,2,n3,, E6+,ns, and F3nd 9a:an;, Service Payments $ 1,088,367 (Ed, O&M, Trans., IO&M, Trans., IMRF, WC) Stimulus Program (ARRA) $ MRF, WC) (Ed, 1,118,269 Special Education $ 1,367,768e 80,000,000 $ 286,867 Other Federal Revenue $ 10,636 Total Federal Sources $ 4,906,590 70,000,000 $ 43,065,738 60,000,000 Revenue 50,000,000 40,000,000 Expenditures 30,000,000 Fund Balance 20,000,000 10,000,000 0 2006 2006 Revenue 2007 2007 2008 Expenditures 2008 2009 Fund Balance 2009 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012 2013 2014 **************PROJECTED************** 2013 2014
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