High School District 214
Highlights from the Board of Education Meetings

Feature Story 

District 214 Holds Annual
Officer Elections  

The High School District 214 Board of Education held officer elections during its Thursday meeting. State law requires school district board members to vote annually
on officer positions. The Board voted to maintain its current officers:

  • Bill Dussling, president
  • Dan Petro, vice president
  • Cathy Johnson, Board secretary

Mr. Dussling, an Army veteran and longtime Arlington Heights resident, joined the District 214 board in 1998.
He has served on numerous District committees and
is the recipient of the Illinois Association of School Boards' Master Board Member award, as well as the National School Board Association's Distinguished Service award.


His three children are Buffalo Grove graduates.


Mr. Petro, an Arlington Heights resident, was elected
to the Board in 2011 after more than 10 years on the Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 Board of Education, where he served on numerous committees.
He is an attorney with Chicago's Petro Law Firm.


His children attend District 25 schools and Hersey.


Cathy Johnson is the District's Associate Superintendent for Finance and Operations.


Together, Mr. Dussling and Mr. Petro represent nearly
two decades of service to District 214.
District 214 Recognitions

The extraordinary talent of High School District 214 students is amazing. At Thursday's Board of Education meeting, students from across the District were recognized for their achievements in academics,
athletics and fine and performing arts. Highlights include:


Buffalo Grove junior Selena Groh earned a perfect score on her ACT and an 800 on both the math and verbal sections of the SAT.    


Prospect seniors Emma Denten and Jackson Wrede received a Silver Key Award for their art portfolios in the Midwest Region-at-Large Scholastic Art Competition. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, now in its 91st year, continues to be the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative and artistic teenagers in the United States, and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.


Click here to see photos of these outstanding students being recognized by the Board of Education.

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, May 9, 2014

After the Gavel

Board action included:


The Board voted to approve the Administration's recommendation to opt out
of the National School Lunch Program beginning with the 2014-2015 school year.

The recommendation was discussed at the Board of Education's April 17 meeting.


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and Supervisory Appointments:


The Board named Genevieve Rosenberg as the John Hersey High School Special Education Division Head. 



Jessica Thunberg
Director, Community Engagement & Outreach
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