Superintendent's Department Announcements
New Illinois School Report Card 2018

In a commitment to new statewide accountability and support, the 2018 Illinois School Report Card will take on new areas of concentration when released in late October. Reinstating the work of the No Child Behind Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law in 2015 by President Barack Obama, offers credence to student growth and graduation rates, accounting for fifty percent of how schools are evaluated, and carrying with it a 15-year timeline.

Transitioning from a spotlight focused on standardized test scores, multiple indicators of students’ success will be used to assess school quality. In addition to standardized tests, comprehensive indicators will include academic growth, chronic absenteeism, English learner proficiency, fine arts participation, school climate survey summaries, science measures, as well as preschool to second grade and elementary/ middle-grade indicators. The system also measures the academic progress of individual student demographic groups across the inclusive indicators. High school indicators comprise college entrance examination (SAT) success, as well as graduation accountability.

Using these balanced indicators, as defined through ESSA, a set of four tiers have been designated to reflect individual school performance; Exemplary, Commendable, Underperforming/Comprehensive, and Lowest Performing/Targeted, with funding and support services aligned to the most challenged or struggling of schools.

For more information, read the comprehensive summary of Illinois' Every School Succeeds Plan


Updated 10-5-2018 3:38 PM
Principal Appreciation Day Oct. 26
Guy Schumacher

In an era of increased accountability, high expectations, and advanced demands, schools around the state will take time to recognize the extraordinary efforts of school leaders during Principal Appreciation Week, October 21-27. This week, and throughout the school year, I offer my sincere gratitude for the leadership and dedication offered by the Libertyville School District 70 principals, assistant principals and dean of students. A proclamation signed by Gov. Rauner highlights the important role of school administrators in education and their support toward the growth of children in elementary, middle, and secondary schools across the State of Illinois.

As we celebrate our District 70 leaders during Principal Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, I am tremendously thankful and incredibly proud of all that they do for the children, parents, and staff throughout our learning community. Please join me in sharing recognition of this distinctive day and the collective efforts portrayed by such an impressive school leadership team.

Updated 10-3-2018 10:53 AM
Funding for Florence Victims

Thank you very much, District 70 families, the fundraiser "Funding for Florence Victims" was a complete success.  

With donation boxes in all five schools and the ERC (admin office), D70 collected $2,670.23. 

All monies will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of Brunswick County in North Carolina. The funds will be used to help residents replace furniture and mattresses lost to flooding from Hurricane Florence. 

Updated 10-12-2018 12:39 PM
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The second annual RocktoberFest is set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Austin's Fuel Room in Libertyville. 
Proceeds from tickets sales will be split between four groups - Libertyville School District 70 Family Associations, Libertyville High School ParentCats, the Multiple Sclerosis Society (Libertyville Self-Help Group), and Camp Duncan's Christmas Party for underprivileged youth. Music will begin at 8:30 p.m. and be provided by Charlie Foxtrot and Hold the Pickle. 
Tickets are $20 a person at the door or $21.69 when you buy them in advance online at Once tickets are purchased online, you may direct which group or groups can benefit from the ticket sale. 

Updated 10-12-2018 12:41 PM
October No School, Early Release Dates
Calendar D70 schools will have early release on:
Oct. 17        (Only Highland Middle School at 1:45 p.m.)
Oct. 18        (K-5 at 1:15 p.m., HMS at 1:45 p.m.) 

There will be no school on: 
Oct. 19        
Updated 10-5-2018 5:58 PM
Consolidated School Board Elections April 2

Residents interested in running for the three, four-year term seats open on the seven-member Libertyville School District 70 School Board in the Consolidated Elections on April 2, 2019, may begin circulating petitions on Sept. 18. The filing period will run from Dec. 10-17.  

Courtesy petition packets will be available from the Lake County Clerks Office beginning on Sept. 12. Candidates may download the forms from the website at, then click on “Elections,” then “Candidate Services.”  Or they may pick up the forms in person at the Clerk's Office, 18 N. County Street, Waukegan. Information also is available at the Illinois School Board Association. 

*Election Calendar
*Key Dates
*Qualifications and Characteristics of a School Board Member

Election packets will no longer be available at the ERC. 

Updated 10-1-2018 12:21 PM
The Superintendent Search: Ten Step Process

(Click the image below to play the video.)

New Superintendent Profile Report presentation from School Exec Connect presented to the District 70 Board of Education during a public meeting on Sept. 24. 

Updated 9-25-2018 10:37 AM
School Calendar for the 2018-19 School Year
Calendar The calendar for the 2018-19 school year.


Updated 6-6-2018 10:17 AM
We Have an App for That - The D70 Mobile App is Here
District 70 District 70 is on the go with a mobile app! Download us - it's free! Available on iTunes and Google Play (search Libertyville District 70
Updated 10-3-2017 10:03 AM
Let The Sun Shine - Making a Difference in D70
Sun Libertyville School District 70 is the largest solar-powered school district in the state of Illinois.

Or read about why we have solar panels on Butterfield and HMS schools.
Updated 4-16-2018 4:42 PM
Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year Breaks
District 70 While we calculate trimesters, we'd like to share important dates with you for 2019-20 school year calendars. 

For the 2019-20 School year: 
The first day of school for students will be Aug. 21, 2019.
Winter Break will run from Dec. 20, 2019, through Jan. 5, 2020.
Spring Break will run from March 23, 2020, through March 29, 2020. 
Updated 8-22-2018 5:12 PM