December 3, 2019 –
What's happening at the state level to address the growing teacher shortage
Building better preparation programs is just one element of the state's strategy to address a growing shortage of teachers.
November 22, 2019 –
District 62 Foundation awards $28,880 in grants
The District 62 Education Foundation recently awarded 40 grants totaling $28,880. The grants provide unique educational experiences for the students.
November 5, 2019 –
No Underperforming Schools In Dist. 62
All schools in Des Plaines Elementary School Dist. 62 have been designated as “commendable” or “exemplary” in new data from the Illinois State Board of Education.
October 23, 2019 –
Dist. 62 Expects New Construction To Increase Tax Levy
Though a tentative property tax levy for Des Plaines Elementary School Dist. 62 is not expected to be approved until next month, administrators are estimating a 1.9 percent increase for taxpayers.
The 2019 annual report to the community takes a closer look at the first year of our five-year strategic plan. In June of 2018, the Board of Education adopted a strategic plan with the involvement and engagement of staff, students, parents, community members and business leaders.
The five strategic plan goals identify 13 priorities for the district to assess and analyze. Beginning this fall, the district action plan committees will study and define next steps.
Our district and its schools are the centers of the community. As such, the district believes that community engagement and collaboration between our staff, parents and residents are pivotal to the success of our students. The district has a volunteer program in place designed to strengthen partnerships between schools and our communities while preserving and enhancing educational opportunities for all students within the school district.
The district prides itself on the accomplishments of its staff and students as well as the contributions of our families and residents who volunteer their time to the schools.
The Office of Community Relations shares news and updates on District 62 developments and serves as the main point of contact for all media inquiries.
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