D214 makes Forbes' 'America's Best' List
District 214 was named one of the best employers in Illinois by Forbes. The magazine surveyed 70,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 500 employees to create its list of America’s Best Employers by State.
According to Forbes, the final employers on the list universally value fair pay, safe working conditions and an inclusive work culture. This year’s survey also included questions about the wage gap for women and initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion.
District 214 Board waives registration fees for second consecutive year
High School District 214’s Board of Education has waived registration fees for all students for the 2022-2023 school year. Board members voted on January 20 to suspend the $425 fee in response to continuing economic uncertainties in the community linked to the ongoing pandemic. District 214 has identified cost savings elsewhere to offset revenue typically generated by registration fees.
The $425 registration fee covers such items as textbooks rental, instructional materials, digital learning, school calendars, physical education shirts and locks, a pass to regular season home activities, an iPad Protection Plan and the school newspaper. In addition to waiving the registration fee, the Board voted to suspend co-curricular participation fees.
District 214 receives grant to expand Youth Apprenticeship Program
District 214 is proud to be the recipient of a grant from the State of Illinois to boost workforce development programs. The grant will be used to expand our Youth Apprenticeship Program to continue to provide authentic work experiences for students. District 214 is one of 44 organizations and the only school district to receive a grant. We are honored to be recognized by the state as a leading partner in this initiative.
D214 Awarded with Excellence in Budget
For the 12th year in a row, District 214 has been presented the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials. This award reflects the District’s commitment to sound fiscal management and budgetary policies.
The District also earned a perfect 4.0 Financial Score from the Illinois State Board of Education. The District has received the highest ranking available every year since ISBE began the program 12 years ago.
These awards show the District is providing the highest quality of education in a fiscally responsible manner. Thank you to our staff who worked so hard to earn these honors.
D214 selected as a ‘Lighthouse’ School District
The School Superintendents Association, AASA, recognized High School District 214 as one of its “Lighthouse” systems that serves as models of positive change in public education. A panel reviewed more than 120 school districts across the country and picked the top 13 based on several factors including future-ready leaders, a diverse educator pipeline, technology enhanced learning, community alignment and more.
We are honored to serve as a model District for school communities across the country.