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District 113 Facilities Study Slideshow Now Available

The Powerpoint presented at last week's first of three community engagement meetings is now posted online, as well as additional information about Highland Park and Deerfield High School's master planning process.

The information below comes from District 113.

On September 4, District 113 held . District 113 architects from the firm Perkins + Will updated community members on their facilities study of Deerfield and Highland Park High Schools.  

The power point that they showed to the audience is available on the District 113 homepage. The power point outlines their work to date and includes an explanation of the master planning process. Master planning is a work in progress and we urge community members to review this material. 

In addition, community members are encouraged to learn more about the analysis of the 1914 buildings conducted by Building Technology Consultants (BTC) by watching a short video summarizing their work. The BTC video is available here.

The Community Engagement meeting held last week was videotaped and is available here

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the next Community Engagement meeting scheduled to take place at Highland Park High School on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

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Stuart Senescu September 11, 2012 at 01:40 PM
The fate of all these projects will be in the hands of the D113 School Board, but in April of 2013 the composition of the Board will change with an election of new members to the Board. A few current Board members will not be standing for re election, so there is a real chance to influence D113 policy on all matters beginning in April. Board members run for election without party affiliation and the process is starting now because petitions and signatures must be gathered and filed with the County several months before the election. That is why the School District Caucus is getting organized now. The Caucus is made up of volunteers from all the communities that feed into Highland Park and Deerfield. Volunteers draft up written and oral questions for candidates and hold open to the public meetings in November to listen to candidates, ask them questions and then vote on endorsement. The Caucus tries to find candidates who will represent all facets of the community and do their best for all students of the District, employees, and taxpayers. You do not need to be a parent or own property to be on the Caucus. This is an important step in the management of District policy. District 113 is likely the biggest tax line on your property tax bill, one of the biggest employers in the community and affects every child and family in the District as they pass through four years of high school. The Caucus is looking for volunteers contact Jean Sogin at District113Caucus@gmail.com

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