From: "School District 204" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, May 2, 2011 8:59:26 AM Subject: 204 e-News: Message from the Board
204 e-News: The official email newsletter for Indian Prairie School District 204
Dear District 204 Community,
The Board of Education is pleased to announce an agreement to extend Dr. Kathy Birkett's contract through June 30, 2014.
During Dr. Birkett's first two years as Superintendent, District 204 has achieved incredible results.
More students are meeting and exceeding state standards than ever before. We earned an Aa1 financial rating, placing us in the top 10 percent of districts nationally. Community members grading the district with an "A" or "B" increased from 76 percent to 87 percent. We achieved these results while operating at the lowest cost per student of any school district in our county.
In reaching an agreement, it was important to both the Board and Dr. Birkett to be mindful of the current economic situation and respectful to taxpayers. We believe we achieved this goal. As part of the Board's continued commitment to transparency, you can access Dr. Birkett's contract online at www.ipsd.org once it has been signed.
We look forward to our continued partnership with Dr. Birkett. And, most importantly, we look forward to continuing to deliver results for our families and taxpayers.
Curt Bradshaw, President Alka Tyle, Vice President Christine Vickers, Secretary Dawn DeSart Mark Metzger Cathy Piehl Susan Rasmus