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Skyward

What if I don't know my Family Access Password?

Please Contact the Tecnology Support Specialist in your building and they can give you a temporary password to login. Once logged in, you can reset your password.

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How do I change my Family Access password?

From within the Family Access portal, click the "Account Info" button in the top right corner of the screen.  Follow the on-screen instructions.

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How do I add a payment to my child's lunch account?

We are excited to upgrade our Food Service system into Skyward for the 2016-17 school year. Parents will have the ability to add payments into RevTrak during registration and throughout the year (RevTrak is available on the websites and through Skyward). Our new Food Service system will provide you extensive information within Skyward or on the App including purchase and balance information. MySchoolBucks will no longer be available - if there is a balance on a student's account in MySchoolBucks it will be transferred to their new account in Skyward

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Technology

What is Skyward?

What is Skyward Family Access?

Skyward Family Access is a web-based component of Skyward, our student database management system. This access will enable parents to take a proactive role in their student's education. This access is secured by a unique username and password which is included in the cover letter sent to you in your schedule pick up packet.

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School Board

What is the School Board?

In Illinois, public education is the state's constitutional responsibility. The state delegates the authority to govern school districts to local school boards. Boards are made up of seven district residents elected at-large to serve staggered terms of four years without pay. So, although the board if politically responsible to the district voters, it is legally responsible to the state.

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When and where do School Board meetings take place?

 
The District 230 School Board meets at 7:00 p.m.on the last Thursday of each month, with some variations based on the school calendar. A complete list of meeting dates can be found on the district website.
 
Meeting places for the school year are as follows:
August through October at Andrew
November through January at Sandburg 
February through April at Stagg 
May through July at Administration Center

In accordance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any individual in need of a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in or benefit from attendance at a public meeting of School District 230 should contact Liz Johnson at (708) 745-5213 as soon as possible before the meeting date. 

When special meetings are necessary, the times, dates and locations are posted on the district website. To verify a meeting date, please telephone the District Office at 745-5211.

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Is the Superintendent a Board member?

No. The superintendent is a professional educator hired by the board to carry out its goals and oversee the day-to-day operation of the district.

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What are the responsibilities of the School Board?

The job of the Board of Education is to:

  • adopt goals and policies that meet state requirements and reflect community needs
  • provide the resources necessary to pursue its goals according to its policies; and
  • monitor district performance to see that results are consistent with goals and policies.

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What are the School Board's legal duties?

Among the Board's legal duties are:

  • directing what shall be taught and what textbooks are used
  • hiring necessary personnel and setting their salaries
  • providing and maintaining buildings
  • letting all contracts and paying all bills
  • arranging for the revenue necessary to operate the district.

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How are board meetings conducted?

Meetings follow an agenda which establishes the sequence of events. The meeting is conducted by the board president based on a combination of Robert's Rules of Order, common sense and common courtesy. Meetings can last up to several hours, depending on the contents of the agenda.

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Are board meetings public?

Board meetings are not public meetings - rather, they are meetings held in public. By law, all board discussion and deliberation must be conducted in public, except for certain specific matters, such as personnel and student disciplinary cases, which may be discussed in closed session. However, all official board action must be taken in public.

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May I speak at the board meeting?

The tradition has been to allow any visitor the opportunity to comment or ask questions of the board. Visitors may speak at a time specifically set aside during the meeting when visitors are recognized. Groups attending board meetings are requested to appoint a spokesperson, and all visitors are requested to limit their remarks to five minutes. The board president has the responsibility to recognize visitors for comments, to maintain calm and order during the meeting, and to call an end to comments when this seems appropriate.

If you wish to address the Board at a meeting, please complete the "Public Participation at School Board Meetings" form and return it to the recording secretary prior to the start of the meeting. The form is available at the meeting. This will ensure that you are recognized and will allow your name to become a part of the official record.

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Will the board resolve my concern at the meeting?

The board rarely can be expected to act immediately on an issue brought before it for the first time. Even with more familiar issues, the board takes action only after it thoroughly has examined all aspects of an issue. You may, however expect the board to act as promptly as circumstances allow and to notify you when it arrives at a decision.

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How can I address the Board at a meeting?

If you wish to address the Board at a meeting, please complete the "Public Participation at School Board Meetings" form and return it to the recording secretary prior to the start of the meeting. The form is available at the meeting. This will ensure that you are recognized and will allow your name to become a part of the official record.

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Does the School Board have any committees?

Yes. The District 230 Board of Education has three standing committees. The Education Committee, the Building & Finance Committee and the Student Services Committee. Each committee focuses on a different aspect of the school district. The Board may also create special committees for specific purposes.

Student Services Committee
This committee reviews all policies, proposals, and programs related to student support services, special services, and transportation to provide information and recommendations to the School Board.

Education Committee
This committee reviews all policies and proposals related to curriculum and co-curricular program renewal and development to provide information and recommendations to the School Board.

Building and Finance Committee
This committee systematically reviews the financial condition of the district and provides information and recommendations to the School Board on matters of policy, processes, and planning for district finance. Also, this committee oversees all building projects extant within the district and advises the School Board on the progress of those projects. 

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Is special training required of School Board members?

Yes. Illinois law requires School Board members to complete Open Meetings Act training. All District 230 School Board members have completed this training in accordance with the law.

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Why do the students of District 230 attend more days than most schools in the state of Illinois? Why does "summer vacation" begin in late spring and end before summer is actually over?

The School Board, upon recommendation of the Superintendent and subject to State regulations, annually establishes the dates for opening and closing classes, teacher institutes and in-services, the length and dates of vacations, and the days designated as legal school holidays. The school calendar shall have a minimum of 185 days to ensure 176 days of actual student attendance.

 

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Registration

What date is schedule pickup?

Schedule pickup is in the beginning of August for all three schools. Specific dates and times are listed below for the 2015-16 school year.

Sandburg Schedule Pick Up Times: August 6, 2015 from 1 PM - 7 PM. 
              Late Schedule Pick-Up is August  11, 2015 from 4 PM - 7 PM.
Stagg Schedule Pick Up Times: August 4, 2015 from Noon - 7 PM.  
            Late Schedule Pick-Up is August 7, 2015 from 8 am - Noon.
Andrew Schedule Pick Up Times:  August 6th, 2014 from Noon - 5PM
           Late Schedule Pick Up Times:  August 11th  3pm-6pm

 

Beginning July 1st, 2015
Click the Family Access link to begin the registration process          

       SkywardPopularLink            
 

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Is there a school supply list?

No, there is no official school supply list.  Students will receive information from their individual teachers on the first day of school. 

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