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Two Additional Strategic Plan Town Halls Planned
01/26/2023
Recently our District hosted a series of Strategic Planning Town Hall Meetings as part of our efforts to expand our Strategic Plan. We’d like to thank all of our families and staff who came out to share their thoughts during these events, as we received a lot of useful feedback that will help guide our future work.
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School Year Calendars for Next Three Years
01/25/2023
Our Board of Education this week approved calendar recommendations for school years 2023-2024, 2024-2025 and 2025-2026. These recommendations were made by our District's Calendar Committee, which consists of more than a dozen staff members representing our bargaining units, as well as administration.
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Victor Hinojosa Appointed as Student Board Member
01/25/2023
The Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 Board of Education appointed Waukegan High School Sophomore Victor Hinojosa as its newest Student Board Member during its January 24 meeting.
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Notice of January 24 Board Meeting
01/22/2023
​A regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Black Parent Network Meeting January 25
01/20/2023
Waukegan Public Schools’ Black Parent Network (BPN) will host its next workshop at 6:15 p.m. next Wednesday, January 25 at Clearview Elementary. The subject of this January’s workshop is: “Motivating My Child for Higher Learning.”
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College and Career Center Red Ribbon Cutting
01/20/2023
All Waukegan families are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting of the new College and Career Center located at AOEC 1020 Glen Rock Ave in Waukegan on January 26. If you are not able to attend the Ribbon Cutting, please come to Open House on January 24 or 25
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2023 JROTC Spaghetti and Taco Dinner
01/17/2023
Tickets are now on sale for the Waukegan High School JROTC Drill Team’s annual spaghetti and taco dinner. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the award-winning drill team, and help offset costs of travel to competitions.
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Notice of January 17 Board Committee Meetings
01/15/2023
On January 17, 2023 the regularly-scheduled Student Achievement and Operation Services Committee meetings will be held beginning at 6 p.m in the Lincoln Center Board Room. No formal Board action will be taken during the meetings.
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Recap of January 10 Board Meeting
01/11/2023
The Board of Education voted to ratify the Administration's payment of the renewal of the contract with the Suburban School Cooperative Insurance Program (SSCIP) for the District's general liability, property, excess property, school board liability, and boiler and machinery insurance for calendar year 2023 at a rate not to exceed $890,515.
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Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee Meets Jan. 12
01/10/2023
Waukegan Public Schools’ is seeking parents to join its Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee (PTAC). PTAC works with teachers, administrators, community members and the Board of Education to support the understanding and use of the Parent/Student Handbook on Rights and Responsibilities.
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WPS to Host Virtual BIP and IEP Presentation
01/09/2023
Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 is teaming up with the Family Resource Center on Disabilities to host an informational presentation for Diverse Learners (DL) families covering Behavior Intervention Plans and Individualized Education Programs.
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Notice of January 9 & 10 Board Meetings
01/07/2023
A Special Session Board Meeting to conduct individual interviews with the finalists for the Student Board Member position will be held on Monday, January 9, 2023. The following day a regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, 6 p.m. for Closed Session.
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WPS Observes National Day of Racial Healing
01/05/2023
This month Waukegan Community Unit School District #60 will be joining school districts and organizations across the country in observance of the National Day of Racial Healing,
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COVID Precautions as we Return From Break
01/04/2023
Happy New Year, and welcome back to the start of the second semester. I hope you each were able to enjoy the holidays with your family and loved ones.
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ESSER III Survey Update - Winter 2022/2023
12/22/2022
As required by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, we are again seeking input from our community stakeholders and we are requesting that they provide their input by completing a brief survey that we will review and, as appropriate, make revisions to the existing School Continuity Plan. SURVEY LINK. The deadline to complete the survey is Saturday, January 21, 2023.
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Winter Break Begins December 21
12/20/2022
District 60’s Winter Break will begin on Wednesday, December 21. January 4 is a District Records Day and will be a non-attendance day for students.
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Wishing You a Happy Winter Break
12/20/2022
With Winter Break officially underway I’d like to wish everyone a safe, relaxing and enjoyable holiday season and vacation. The holidays are a time for family and friends, and I hope everyone has the chance to spend quality time with those closest to them, and create new and priceless memories.
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No Board of Education Committee Meetings the Week of Dec. 19
12/19/2022
The Board of Education for Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60 will not meet this week. There is no Student Achievement and Operations Services meetings in December as a result of Winter Break. Additionally, there will be no Board Meeting the week of December 26, as the District is closed. The Board's next regularly-scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, January 10.
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WPS Pre K Program Awarded Gold Circle of Quality
12/16/2022
Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60’s preschool program was recently recognized with a Gold Circle of Quality for achievement and commitment to quality in early learning from ExceleRate Illinois and the Illinois State Board of Education.
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Graduation Requirement Changes
12/14/2022
Yesterday evening our Board of Education approved revisions to Policy 5301 - Graduation Requirements. The changes come as a result of our equity review of select policies and after nearly a year of work by various stakeholders. This policy work is aimed at ensuring that our District has a graduation policy that is equitable for all students, that increases the academic opportunities for students, and also assists us with closing the academic social/emotional and behavioral gaps.
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Recap of December 13 Board Meeting
12/14/2022
The Board of Education voted to approve the payment to FastSigns for the purchase and installation of ADA compliant signage at eleven schools in the amount of $49,596. The Operations department started the initiative to update interior signage in school buildings to be ADA compliant.
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Black Parent Network Meeting December 14
12/13/2022
Our District's Black Parent Network (BPN) will host its next workshop at 6:15 p.m. this Wednesday, December 14 at Clearview Elementary. The subject of this month’s workshop is: “Helping my Child with Bullying.” The workshop will be led by Licensed Mental Health Counselor Norma Venable, LCPC. During the workshop, Ms. Venable will discuss several strategies parents can utilize to support a child who is experiencing bullying.
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Notice of December 13 Board Meeting
12/11/2022
A meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, 5:30 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Cold Weather Information for Waukegan Schools
12/06/2022
With December now upon us, and extreme winter weather soon to follow, we wish to remind everyone of cold weather policies in Waukegan Community Unit School District # 60, as well as changes that can be expected this year.
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Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee Seeking Parents
12/02/2022
Waukegan Public Schools’ is seeking parents to join its Parent-Teacher Advisory Committee (PTAC). PTAC works with teachers, administrators, community members and the Board of Education to support the understanding and use of the Parent/Student Handbook on Rights and Responsibilities.
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Student Board Member Application Deadline Extended to Dec. 11
12/01/2022
The deadline to submit applications for Waukegan Public Schools’ Student Board Member position is being extended to Sunday, December 11. This is to allow students an extra weekend to complete required materials.
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December Waukegan Schools’ Holiday Concerts
11/30/2022
It’s the most wonderful time of the year for school concerts, and Waukegan Public Schools students have more than 20 shows planned in the upcoming weeks to fill you with holiday cheer.
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Reminder: Dec. 1 Strategic Plan Town Hall Meeting
11/30/2022
On Thursday, December 1, District 60 families will have the opportunity to share their feedback as we work to update our strategic plan, Destination 2028, during our first Strategic Planning Town Hall Meeting. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the WHS-Brookside Campus, in the Brett Theater. This is the first of five in person and virtual events strategic plan town hall events scheduled for December.
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Student Food Service Survey
11/29/2022
We want to know your opinion on food service in Waukegan Schools. Our District is exploring the possibility of working with a new food service vendor, and as we begin this search we want to learn more about what is important to our students in grades 6-12.
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Notice of June 14 Board Meeting
06/12/2022
A meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for Open Session, 5 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Summer Family Field Trips 2022
05/31/2022
Waukegan Public Schools summer family field trips are returning! Our District’s Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Department has three trips planned for this summer for a variety of adventures. The Family Field Trip program is open to all WPS families. All three field trips will include free bus transportation to and from to the destination.
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Supports and Safety in Waukegan Schools
05/25/2022
It is with great sadness that I write to you all today, on the heels of another senseless and tragic school shooting.
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Recap of March 21 Special Meeting
03/22/2022
The Board of Education voted to approve the purchase of a 66-passenger yellow bus and two (2) 14-passenger activity buses. The buses will be used to shuttle between high school campuses, athletics, field trips and other transportation services as needed, at a cost of $147,500.
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Upcoming Illinois Science State Assessment
03/08/2022
During the week of March 14, students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will participate in the Spring 2022 Illinois Science Assessment administration. The Illinois Science Assessment is given yearly to measure student proficiency in general science. The results of this assessment will provide information that district staff can use to inform appropriate curricular decisions.
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Waukegan Schools Masking Survey
02/18/2022
As COVID-19 metrics continue to improve in Waukegan, Lake County and beyond, our school District will eventually begin to transition some of its COVID mitigation strategies. One potential change is our current requirement, which mandates that masks be worn inside all District 60 buildings. In advance of any change, we are seeking parent, student and staff feedback through a short survey.
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Notice of Jan. 19 Closed Session BOE Meeting
01/17/2022
A Special Closed Session Board Meeting to conduct individual interviews with the finalists for the Student Board Member position on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held virtually in closed session.
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Recap of January 11 Board Meeting
01/12/2022
The Board of Education voted to approve the Emergency Contract Amendment request from Preferred Meals effective January 1, 2022, and ending on June 30, 2022. The amendment's estimated value is $330,877 based on projected meals counts for the Spring 2022 semester. The request is necessitated by industry cost increases for food, packaging, labor and transportation for delivery of goods.
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Notice of January 11 Board Meeting
01/09/2022
A Meeting of the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2021, at 7 p.m. for Open Session, 6 p.m. for Closed Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the Lincoln Center Board Room, 1201 N. Sheridan Road. Closed Session will occur in Room 120.
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Notice of June 1 Board Equity Workshop
05/30/2021
A Special Equity Workshop for the Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. for Open Session. The meeting will be conducted in-person in the gymnasium of Whittier Elementary School, 901 N. Lewis Avenue.
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District to Host Finance Information Sessions
02/08/2021
We are inviting you to attend a virtual Finance Information Session where our District’s finance team will present an overview of the District’s strong financial condition, and answer questions that you might present on the subject. These remote meetings will take place on the following dates and times:
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