We have recently learned that Lake Louise is one of seven District 15 schools that will be required to offer families school of choice for the upcoming school year. In case you did not receive the letter sent home from Mary Zarr – Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Special Services, and School Improvement for District 15 – here is what she sent:
Community Consolidated School District 15 is committed to providing a high-quality educational program for your child. We are working hard to provide programs to help all students succeed in our school district.
Lake Louise School receives federal Title I funds. These funds provide help for your child to meet state achievement standards. While the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has not yet released AYP reports, preliminary results indicate that Lake Louise School did not meet the adequate yearly progress (AYP) targets. Lake Louise School is in school improvement status, which means the school has failed to make adequate yearly progress for 2 consecutive years in the same subject and is required to offer public school choice.
Lake Louise School is working to improve the school’s academic program by continuing to offer our successful extended day program, “Summer Blast”, the “Summer Early Literacy Academy” and “literacy coaching” programs. The district and the State Board of Education are working with your child’s school to help improve the academic standards of the school. This is being accomplished by providing technical assistance to the teachers and administrators within your child’s school. However, this may not be enough and we want to request your help as the school addresses its academic problems.
Our district’s 2013 report card and the most recent AYP status report for your school will show how your child’s school compares to other schools in our district and state. These reports will be available on our web site at http://www.ccsd15.net, at your child’s school, and at the school district office when they are released by ISBE. The many successes at Lake Louise School cannot be measured in one test, and we appreciate your continued support.
We encourage all parents to become involved with our school and to support our school improvement efforts. We will be inviting parents to serve on the committee that will review our current school improvement plan. We would also like to involve parents in addressing the academic issues that caused the school to be identified for school improvement.
The No Child Left Behind Act provides you, as a parent, the option to transfer your child to another public school within the district with transportation provided by the district. Frank C. Whiteley School in Hoffman Estates is eligible to receive transfer students. The enclosed Student Transfer Form must be completed and returned to: CCSD 15, Attention: Anita Jamnik, 580 N. First Bank Drive, Palatine, IL 60067. In the event of space, financial, or program limitations, requests for transfers will be prioritized based on lowest achieving, and low-income students first.
Please call me at 847-963-3106 or Maria McClurkin, Director of Literacy Programs, at 847-963-3133 if you have any questions about these services.
Mary K. Zarr
As seen in the Daily Herald: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130815/news/708159719/