February Board of Education Meeting

February Board of Education Meeting
Posted on 02/13/2024
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The Indian Lake Board of Education voted to investigate the possibility of building a new bus garage facility on campus and approved the calendar for the 2024-25 school year during their February regular meeting. 
The board authorized Superintendent Dr. Rob Underwood to solicit qualifications from design professionals, who will design the facilities and determine if it is a feasible project for the district. The idea is to move the bus garage and bus parking to the southern part of campus and turn the current bus facility into a multi-purpose athletic facility for the district's growing wrestling program. 
"One of the issues we've struggled with over the past few years is that buses have gotten longer and they won't fit in our current bus maintenance facility. So, we did a study to determine where the best location of a new garage would be." Underwood continued, "Also, we have really good wrestling numbers right now and we have a girls wrestling program that continues to grow. The practice facility that they use, the wrestlers have simply outgrown it. So, we're exploring the idea of building a new bus mechanics facility, which would then open up the current facility, or something similar in that same location, for our wrestlers to have somewhere to practice."
Cast and crew members from the upcoming ILHS musical "Footloose" addressed the board and explained their roles in the production. They invite everyone to attend the event on March 1 and 2. Tickets go on sale to the public on February 15th at http://ils-k12.org/athletic__activity_director/ticket_box_office. Finally, board members voted to accept the proposed calendar for the 2024-25 school year that was chosen by a popular vote of staff members.
The board will meet again on March 18th at 6:30 pm.

2024-25 IL School Calendar