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    Real world learning opportunities    TCDnursing
    For more than 40 years, the Technology Center of DuPage (TCD) has offered DuPage County area high school juniors and seniors 20 career and technical education programs as part of their high school curriculum. Together with our high schools, TCD helps students prepare for their next step in life, whether that is college, career or both. In addition to high school credit, TCD students may concurrently earn college credit.

    Each semester, approximately 150 students from Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South High Schools take courses at TCD. Students enrolled at TCD spend part of their day at their home school and part of their day at TCD taking specialized classes in their respective programs.  
    Sidney Wiese (pictured above left) is a senior at Wheaton Warrenville South and is completing her 2nd year in the nursing program at TCD. Upon graduation, Sidney will be a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). Even more impressive, because of her hard work in courses at South and TCD, Sidney has accepted a direct admission to Illinois State University's Mennonite College of Nursing in the fall.   
    Sidney decided she wanted to become a nurse as a young child when she had a positive healthcare experience. "I love that I can take classes during high school in an area that I'm passionate about," says Sidney. "I am able to really practice patient care with real equipment here at TCD or in my clinicals at an outside facility. I would recommend this program to anyone - it has really set me up for a great career path." Sidney was named January 2017 Student of the Month at TCD.  
    Education is about creating options. In partnership with TCD, we are able to give students real options for after high school. 
    April 4 Referendum - Financial Impact April 4 Referendum - Financial Impact
    Needed repairs, renovations and upgrades to 19 of our 20 schools will cost $154.5 million. The Board of Education is requesting to sell $132.5 million in bonds through a referendum question on the April 4 ballot. The Board has committed to fund the remaining $22 million in work out of reserves and future budgets. ($22 million board commitment = $7.5 million in reserves and $2.5 million per year operating budget allocation)

    $154.5 million in projects
    --$22 million in reserves and future budgets
    $132.5 million bond measure

    A $132.5 million bond measure would initially cost the homeowner of a median home an additional $180 per year on the Bond & Interest portion of their tax bill. 
     Home Value  Tax Impact
     $200,000  $108
     $300,000 $167 
     $322,300 (median) $180 
     $400,000 $226 
     $500,000 $285 
     *To calculate the approximate tax impact on your home, visit this page
    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. 
    Upcoming Mobile Food Pantries
    Each month District 200 and the Northern Illinois Food Bank will host at least one mobile pantry at various places in the community that are open to all District 200 families. A complete list of mobile pantries can be found on our website.
    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. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
    Committee of the Whole
    School Service Center 
    Weds., March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
    Regular Meeting
    Wheaton North High School 
    To view Board Meeting Agendas, highlights from previous Board Meetings and more, click here.
    Upcoming Events
    Going out to eat? Support our local PTAs. Click HERE for a full listing of Cook’s Night Out events.
    Referendum questions? Attend one of our upcoming Coffee Houses. Can't make it to a coffee house? Interested in hosting your own coffee house? Contact us via email or 630-682-2469.  
    Friday, February 24 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Monroe Middle School
    Tuesday, February 28 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Franklin Middle School
    Tuesday, March 14 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Hubble Middle School
    Friday, March 17 from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Edison Middle School 
    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  
    Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations
    ph 630-682-2469  e erica.loiacono@cusd200.org   erica.loiacono@cusd200.org
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