WESTERN SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT #101 PUBLIC NOTICE of INTENT to SELL EQUIPMENT
September 26, 2013
Western Springs School District #101 no longer has substantial need for its red pick-up truck. For that reason, it intends to sell this truck via a sealed-bid approach. Description of the vehicle and bid-process are detailed below.
1992 GMC Sierra 4x4 Pick-Up Truck Automatic Transmission; 5.7 liter; V8 Includes 6 foot Western snow plow
Truck is to be sold “as is,” with no warranties expressed or implied
Interested bidders can arrange to inspect the truck in advance of bid submission by contacting Mike Wilkin, Maintenance Director, at 708-246-3700
Eligible bids must be received in a sealed envelope These sealed bids must be received in the District 101 Board of Education Office, 4335 Howard Avenue, Western Springs, IL 60558 No Later Than Friday, October 18, 2013 by Noon Central Time
Any additional questions can be addressed to Brian Barnhart, Superintendent of Schools, at 708-246-3700.
MODIFIED HALF-DAY SCHEDULE for WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
All District 101 students will be on a modified half-day schedule tomorrow. Details have been forwarded to all families, but parents are encouraged to call their home building or the District Office with any additional questions.
Today's Heat - Tuesday, September 10
As today's heat is sure to make for a challenging day in our schools, parents and students should be aware of the following:
1. As of 7:00 am, we anticipate keeping students in attendance for a full school day. We will keep all options available to us open to assure the safety of our students and staff, but for now our plan is to conduct a full school day.
2. Any changes to the above plan will be communicated no later than lunch time via our Emergency Parent Contact System.
3. Students are to bring a water bottle with them to school, as we will assure students' hydration throughout the day.
4. Today is a "relaxed dress code" day in District 101. Parents are asked to make reasonable accommodations for their child's dress, but regular dress code expectations will be relaxed today.
5. Plans are in place to get students periodically to cooling areas in our buildings.
We know today is going to be a difficult day, but anticipate a smooth one with the above planning. And, as always, parents should be aware that the final decision to send your child to school is your own. Any parent who wishes to keep your child home today due to the heat can do so with it being considered an Excused Absence, in the same manner that we handle inclement winter weather.
We all look forward to the cool down that will come to our area beginning tomorrow. Thank you in advance for your planning and assistance today!
TAFFY APPLE TIME
A tradition for over 30 years, the District 101 Band and Orchestra taffy apple sale allows us to provide scholarships for summer band and orchestra camps and lessons, purchase new instruments, offer the spring assemblies at the elementary schools, the the 8th grade B&O students to see The Blue Man Group and so much more.
ORDER YOURS TODAY!!
Price: $28.00/case of 24 apples
Due Date: return the form to your school by Tuesday, September 10
Taffy Apple Time Order Deadline Extended! You now have 2 more days to order cases!
Pick-Up: Monday, September 16 from 3-4pm at your school or Monday, September 16 from 7-8pm at McClure
Please click on this link to print out a taffy apple order form. We appreciate your support.
District 101 to Enhance Elementary Building Security, Summer 2013
On Monday, May 20th the District 101 School Board voted unanimously to select Metropolitan Corporation to complete the upcoming summer's renovation projects at our 3 elementary buildings. These renovations at the elementary buildings are part of an overall life/safety and security improvement plan developed with input from parents, staff, administrators, architects expert in school construction projects, and law enforcement officers.
Upon evaluating the McClure building entrance, experts determined that the elementary school entrances have the potential to provide a similar level of security. Changes to the elementary building entrances in District 101 will provide greater control over visitors’ access to the schools, prevent or forestall security breaches, and will provide increased response time to staff and local emergency services if necessary.
Metropolitan Corporation was the lowest qualified bidder for the projects planned for summer 2013 with a bid of $556,000 which includes a contingency allowance. Renovations will begin as early as June 6, immediately following school dismissal for the summer, and are planned to be largely completed before students return to school in the Fall.
An additional objective will be accomplished at John Laidlaw Elementary School by reconfiguring its administrative office space in advance of renovation and construction under consideration for the summer of 2014. Projects are being evaluated for the summer of 2014 to add and improve availability of both classroom and small-group instructional spaces at all 4 of the District's school buildings, meeting needs identified by parents and staff. Work of this nature has not been completed on a similar scale in over 15 years. Future communications will provide updates about these project plans. In the interim, please contact Dr. Barnhart’s office with any questions about the planned projects.