|Referendum questions? Join us...
On April 4, 2017, voters will see a referendum question on the ballot.
Get the answers to your questions at one of our upcoming Coffee Houses. Stop by anytime during the designated time slot at a school of your choice.
|Fri., Feb. 24 from 9-10:30 a.m.
||Tues., Feb. 28 from 9-10:30 a.m.
| Monroe Middle School
|| Franklin Middle School
| Tues., March 14 from 9-10:30 a.m.
|| Fri., March 17 from 9-10:30 a.m.
| Hubble Middle School
|| Edison Middle School
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About the April 4 Referendum
At 19 of 20 District 200 schools, we have significant facility needs. For the past 18+ months, the Board of Education has developed a Facility Master Plan and has worked to prioritize projects, determine how to fund the projects and plan for future facility needs.
Key pieces of information include:
Much needed repairs, renovations and upgrades to 19 of our 20 schools will cost $154.5 million. The referendum question seeks to issue $132.5 million in bonds. The Board would commit to fund the remaining $22 million in work out of reserves and future budgets.
The proposed bond measure would initially cost the owner of a median home an additional $180 per year in taxes on the Bond & Interest portion of their tax bill.
Business INCubator Needs Volunteers
Beginning in Fall 2017, Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South High chools will offer students an authentic collaborative, entrepreneurship experience with INCubatoredu. Students will have the opportunity to create and fully develop their own product or service. Entrepreneurs and business experts serve as volunteer coaches and mentors guiding student teams through foundational business topics such as marketing and finance.
Join us at one of our breakfasts to learn how you can get involved.
Wednesday, February 8 at 8:00 a.m.
Wheaton North High School
Wednesday, March 1 at 8:00 a.m.
Wheaton Warrenville South High School
Water Testing Update
We have completed lead testing of more than 2,300 interior water fixtures (sinks and drinking fountains) at all District 200 student sites. All of the results were below the Federal lead in water standard. We are also sending some of our samples to an independent laboratory to validate our findings.
As we shared with you in December
, after working with our municipal partners, we confirmed that all our incoming water sources are free of any lead. Earlier this fall, District 200 proactively began testing interior water fixtures at all student sites.
Since we began our testing, the State of Illinois has adopted Public Act 099-0922 Lead in Water. We are reviewing the new statute and will comply with any of those standards.
Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries
Saturday, February 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at St. Charles Square Aparments, 607 E. Gunderson, Carol Stream
Thursday, March 9 from 4:30-6:30 pm at Washington Elementary, 911 Bridle Lane, Wheaton
Wednesday, April 12 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Lowell Elementary, 312 S. President, Wheaton
Electronic School Bag (E-School Bag)
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Weds., Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Weds., Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Committee of the Whole
School Service Center
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Going out to eat? Support our local PTAs. Click HERE for a full listing of Cook’s Night Out events.
"Home Recipes" for Supporting Your Gifted Child's Education - Monday, February 6 from 7-8:30 pm at Monroe Craving ideas to support your gifted/high ability child? Come see what’s cooking! Presented by: Patricia Steinmeyer, PACE Coordinator, District 200 Please join us to explore some "key ingredients" for helping to engage, motivate, and support gifted children at home and at school.
Noteable Notes Play A Thon Fundraiser for District 200 Music Programs
- Saturday, February 11 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Noteable Notes Music Academy is hosting a Play-a-thon to raise money for music in District 200 schools. 100% of the donations collected will be used to purchase new instruments; repair instruments and provide registration and instrumental scholarships. To participate in the Play-a-thon, please register here.
Family Day of Play - Saturday, February 25 from 9-11:30 am at Hubble. Family Day of Play recognizes the importance of early learning and play in children’s growth and development. All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Brought to you by the Wheaton Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative. Flier for more details