High School District 214
Highlights from the Board of Education Meetings

Feature Story 


Tentative 2014 property tax levy 
of 2.4 percent proposed 


The Board approved the 2014 tentative tax levy with 
a 2.4 percent increase over 2013-14, a slightly lower increase than proposed the past few years. The overall levy includes a modest increase for the general education fund and increases required for pension and social security funding. This is offset by decreases in transportation and debt service requirements. The actual tax levy will be determined by the Cook Country Clerk's office, meaning taxpayers' rates may not necessarily increase by this exact amount. Following discussion, 
the Board approved the tentative tax levy and a public hearing on the matter that will take place at the next 
board meeting on Thursday, December 11.


District 214 honors students 
with perfect ACT scores


Less than one-tenth of one percent of students nationally achieve a perfect ACT score, but District 214 is proud to have nine students, representing all six of the District's comprehensive high schools, who have attained this achievement. The Board recognized the following students for their outstanding accomplishment: Andrew Kapinos, Buffalo Grove High School; Chris Kivlahan, Prospect High School; Alexander Lundgren, John Hersey High School; Emily Peterson, Wheeling High School; and Ellen Walter, Elk Grove High School. Four additional students with perfect scores --  Cameron Davidson, Selena Groh and Grace Hong from Buffalo Grove High School and Emma Corradi from Rolling Meadows High School -- were honored earlier. Click here to see pictures.


Food services program receiving rave reviews from students


Since withdrawing from the National School Lunch program, District 214's average meal participation has increased 20 percent since last year. Superintendent David Schuler presented an update on the food and nutrition program, noting that District schools are near budget and covering their expenses. Students are expressing more excitement and are taking an active 
role in shaping what is being offered. Food kiosks that allow them to sample cafeteria options have been set up, and some schools are running recipe contests among their culinary students to bring new healthy choices to 
the menu.

About High School District 214
We are the second largest high school district in Illinois, serving 
more than 12,000 students from eight communities. Our nationally recognized district includes six comprehensive high schools and four alternative programs, offering more than 600 academic courses and 140 co-curricular opportunities.

Friday, November 21, 2014

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