The Island Trees Board of Education gathered last Wednesday for their monthly work session, just one day after the 2012-13 school board and budget elections. Patch has compiled a roundup of what was discussed.
- In recent weeks, district officials have administered Pride Surveys at both the middle school and high school level. Pride Surveys look at student opinions and engagement on drugs, alcohol and tobacco use along with the risk factors associated with engagement. High School social worker Susan Lyons presented results to the board.
- "There was the recommendation to do more student education at the middle school level," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Charles Murphy. "In particular, we will incorporate additional substance abuse prevention during our advisory periods."
- The district's 2012-13 budget of $57,925,136 with a 1.99 percent tax levy increase was approved Tuesday by a vote of 689 to 278.
- Incumbent trustees Kim McDonough and Daniel Donahue were re-elected to the Board of Education. McDonough received 562 votes, while Donahue earned 583 votes.
The Board of Education will reconvene for their general meeting Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. at the Karopczyc School.