District 225 summer school update

Updated 9/16/2021 9:00 AM

Dr. John Finan, summer school principal for Glenbrook High Schools District 225, presented a report on 2021 summer school and updated the board on dates and anticipated fees for 2022 at Monday's District 225 board meeting.

There were 696 students attending the June session this summer, and 461 students in the July session, the former Glenbrook North principal said. A total of 51 teachers taught over both sessions. A third of the class sections were taught by out-of-district teachers.


Traditionally the first session is the better attended, Finan said.

Glenbrook South, which hosted 2021 summer school, had the majority of students in both sessions -- 61% in the first and 56% in the second. As the schools alternate hosting summer school classes annually, Finan said it's common for the host school to contribute more students. Glenbrook North will host in 2022.

The first session's total did drop from those attending summer school in both 2020 and 2019.

Consumer education led all course enrollments with a total of 160 students over the two sessions. Civics followed with 142 students. Both of these classes were taught by full-time district faculty members.

The extended school year option designed for special education services saw an incline in attendance for both sessions over the prior two years.

Finan said the first session in 2022 will be held June 13-26 and the second session July 6-26, Monday through Thursday. Each session offers 12 meetings with 5 hours of instruction from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., including a half-hour of break time.

To account for the Juneteenth holiday on Monday, June 20, there will be summer school on Friday, June 24, 2022.

The majority of course fees will remain flat or increase by no more than $10. The driver's education class itself will increase by $5 to $130. Recommended costs were: Behind the wheel ($430), 20-hour independent study ($190), 28-hour independent study ($220), 60-hour general course ($330), 75-hour service learning project ($560).

Course fees are determined by dividing the total cost of the course by a projected enrollment of 17 students per course, excepting driver's education, which enrolls 27 students per course.

Anticipated increases in expenses are due to hourly rates for teachers and support personnel, according to Finan's presentation.

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