A Publication of the Golf School District 67 Board of Education
Golf School District 67 Newsletter Vol 2, 2017
Golf School District 67 is
focused on the strategic goal of
nancial stewardship. As our
enrollment increases, we
priorize spending so that we
can provide a quality
educaonal program for all of our students.
Illinois school districts are struggling to balance
their budgets. The state has provided only one of
the four state categorical payments that are due
from them each year. For the second year in a
row, lawmakers have failed to reach an agreement
that ensures that elementary schools can open on
me this fall. The lack of a state budget and
funding shoralls creates an uncertain and
unstable educaonal environment that adversely
aects both short- and long-term planning .
Although District 67 receives most of its funding
from local property taxes, the lack of state
payments is challenging. Recently, the Niles
Township Superintendents Associaon sent leers
to our respecve state legislators on behalf of our
school districts. We asked legislators to
immediately, and with biparsan support, end the
State of Illinois budget impasse, x the school
funding formula so that all students across the
state benet from adequate funding, and pay
school districts the monies that they are owed for
FY17. We will keep you informed as we head into
the new school year.
This goal is ambious. It outlines objecves and
strategies to implement a 21
environment that is acve, rigorous, and that
fosters student engagement.
One area of focus this year was providing a
connuum of services in appropriate sengs for
every student. This year Hynes welcomed a
satellite classroom administered by NTDSE (Niles
Township District for Special Educaon) for
students in kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Golf Middle School will welcome a satellite
classroom for older students in the fall. We are
thrilled to have many of our Golf School District 67
students in their home schools.
In planning for next school year, the administraon
and sta are reviewing and rening daily schedules
to provide intervenon me throughout the school
day. Addionally, Response to Intervenon (RtI)
strategies and pracces will be formalized
throughout the district.
The District is commied to providing safe and secure learning spaces that
century learners. Our students and sta enjoy connuous
improvements to our facilies as outlined in the Life Safety plan and the district’s
5-year facilies ulizaon report. In 2016-17 the focus was on security
enhancements and a new phone system. This summer, improvements will include new lockers at
Hynes, ooring in some classrooms at Golf Middle School, and various other life-safety and