Onsite Attendance Hours Update and Board Preview

Dear District 58 Families,

As you plan your families’ schedules, we know that you are eagerly awaiting more details regarding the specific attendance hours for onsite learning. Please read the following update:

Onsite Attendance Hours Update (Aug. 7, 2020)

The District 58 Board of Education will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at Downers Grove Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave. Under Governor Pritzker’s guidelines for Phase 4, a limited number of seats will be available for the public to attend the meeting in person. The public is strongly encouraged to participate in the meeting remotely. 

The meeting agenda covers many topics, including:

  • An update and discussion of the District’s Return to Learn plan
  • A vote on the amended 2020-21 school calendar
  • A vote to approve Policy 5:222 – Tutoring/Professional Service Providers
  • A vote to approve the annual designation of bus transportation hazardous areas, which makes students who reside within the designated areas eligible for fee-based transportation services even though they live within the one and one half mile limit

To view all Board meeting topics, view the agenda. Please note that moving forward there will be a standing action item on the Board agenda titled, “Potential Board Action Regarding Return to Learn Plan 2020-21.” The reason for this agenda item is because conditions and/or guidance regarding reopening schools and learning scenarios could change at any moment. The Board of Education may need to amend a portion or all of the plan in response should conditions and/or guidance change.

How to view the meeting:

The State recently enacted legislation that amended provisions to the Open Meetings Act. Public Act 101-640 allows school boards to hold meetings virtually during a disaster proclamation such as that due to COVID-19.

The public may view the meeting via a live stream on the Village of Downers Grove’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/VillageDownersGrove. After the meeting has concluded, this live stream will be saved on District 58’s YouTube channel and posted to the District 58 website.  

For those who choose to attend the meeting in person, seating for visitors will be limited to 25 on a first come, first served basis. Social distancing must be adhered to and all visitors must wear a mask. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m.

How to make a public comment during the meeting if you do not attend in person:

The Board encourages public comment from the community. District 58 created a Google Form, which is linked in the “Public Comment” section of the meeting agenda. This form will be open on Monday, Aug. 10 from 6 p.m. through the end of the public comment portion of the meeting. The School Board will read public comments aloud during the meeting. All public comments submitted will be posted publicly in the meeting minutes, along with the commenter’s name and school attendance area. Members of the public may communicate with the Board at any time by emailing boe@dg58.org.

View more information about these and all Board meeting topics in the Board agenda at https://www.boarddocs.com/il/dg58/Board.nsf/Public.