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Sustainability, techology, budgets on Sycamore School School District 427 Board agenda

SYCAMORE – Environmental sustainability and budgets will be the main talking points for the Sycamore School District 427 Board meeting Tuesday.

Kreg Wesley, principal of South Prairie Elementary School, said the superintendent’s report will include a presentation from members of the district’s sustainability committee. He said that will include some of the green initiatives taken throughout the district in the past two years, including using reusable plastic lunch trays instead of styrofoam, growing food for local shelters and families in need, and the district’s composting project.

Wesley said the purpose of the project was to teach students about being responsible citizens and to leave as small a footprint as possible.

“And it’s just the right thing to do, to be more green as a school and as a community,” Wesley said.

The District 427 Board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at South Prairie Elementary School, 820 Borden Ave.

Roxanne Horton, director of technology for District 427, is scheduled to give the technology budget presentation during the meeting.

Horton had said at the Jan. 8 District 427 Board meeting that the district is not quite at a 1:1 student-to-electronic device ratio, but officials have started to consider options on how to get closer to that ahead of budget talks starting this month. She had said the current districtwide student-to-device ratio is about 2.8:1, with the ratio of about 4:1 at the high school level.

Kris Webster, director of curriculum for District 427, is slated to give a presentation on the district’s learning and teaching budget Tuesday.

Neither Horton nor Webster, nor Superintendent Kathy Countryman or the district’s chief financial officer, Nicole Stuckert, immediately returned requests for comment Monday from the Daily Chronicle.

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