www.cusd200.org April 13, 2018
Board Meeting Highlights
April 11, 2018 at Edison Middle School
Dr. Charlie Kyle hired as the new Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services
On Wednesday night, the Board approved Dr. Charlie Kyle as the next Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services. He will oversee human resources, school safety, Freedom of Information and ensure compliance with all all policies, procedures and protocols. Dr. Kyle will replace Dr. Robert Rammer who is retiring in June after 11 years of service in District 200.
After graduating from Wheaton Central High School, Dr. Kyle attained a B.A. at Augustana College and an M.S. and Ed.D. from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Kyle is currently the principal at St. Charles East High School where he has served as instructional leader for the past seven years. Prior to that he served as the principal at Haines Middle School for six years and was the assistant principal there for four years. Dr. Kyle has coached high school soccer and has language arts and social studies teaching experience.
Almost as if he is returning home to District 200, Dr. Kyle is excited for the opportunity. “I look forward to bringing my 23 years of experience in education to help build on the tradition and academic success of District 200,” says Kyle.
Edison students win top spot in national contest & $25,000 in technology
More than 3,000 teams of students across the country submitted applications for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and a six-member student team from Edison Middle School was one the top 51 teams. Led by Edison teacher Usha Iype, 8th graders Louis Bellocchio, Jack Bendicsen, Ian Conley, Ryan Kammerzell, Aiden Richardson and Annastacia Thiel won $25,000 in technology equipment for the school and were entered into the National Finalist Contest.
For their project, the team developed a mobile app that teaches teens financial literacy. Watch the video they submitted as part of their application. Designed to boost interest and proficiency in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM), the nationwide Solve for Tomorrow contest challenges public school teachers and students in grades 6-12 to show how STEAM can be applied to help improve their local community.
Board reviews updated designs, budget for new early childhood center
At their meeting, following a review of the Design Development Report of the new Jefferson Early Childhood Center, the Board approved moving forward with the next phase of the project, development of Construction Documents. The Design Development Report highlights engineering systems, finishes, color palette, site development, designs of various spaces and updated cost estimates. Pictures of the current design are available on the District website at www.cusd200.org/facilities. The project timeline assumes breaking ground on the new building in August 2018 and opening for students for the 2019-20 School Year.
At the March Meeting, the Board approved the structure for the lease agreement between Zions Bank (lessor) and the District for a new Jefferson Early Childhood Center on the existing site. The District will act as agent of the Lessor to construct the building. For more information about how the new school will be financed, visit the District website at www.cusd200.org/facilities.
No change in registration fees for 2018-19 School Year
Following Board approval of fees, registration fees for the 2018-19 School Year will remain the same as the current school year. The fee schedule also includes a $10 per student incentive for families that register and pay fees prior to June 30. Following a 3% increase this year, the Board reviewed registration and athletics fees across all levels and decided not to make any changes for the upcoming year.
Erica Loiacono | Director of Public Relations