ADA Compliance
The Libertyville School District 70 website is currently under analysis and review in support of observance and conformity with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).
Please Welcome New School Board Members
Superintendent's Department
District 70 Please welcome political newcomers Maura Kennedy and Amie M. Krummick, along with incumbent Linda Lucke, to the Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education. Kennedy and Lucke, along with write-in candidate Krummick, ran unopposed for the three open four-year term School Board seats. 

We also would like to thank Greta Hoff and Chris Kennedy for their dedication in serving on the District 70 School Board. Hoff completed a four-year term, while Kennedy devoted 12 years to the board. Lucke was re-elected to serve in her second four-year term. 
Updated 4-2-2019 8:18 PM
The Current Need For Substitutes 2-19-2019
Human Resources Department
The District is no longer accepting applications for substitutes for the 2018-2019 school year.
We will open substitute applications for the 2019-2020 school year in mid-June, 2019.  Please apply / re-apply at that time.

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Updated 2-19-2019 12:16 PM
Marine Brother Surprises Sister At Butterfield School
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Butterfield alumni and Marine Corps Cpl. Maxwell Sampson deployed to Kuwait for the last six months, surprises his little sister, Frances, in her third grade classroom.

Cpl. Sampson and Frances' teacher, Karen McLean, planned the happy reunion.  Fox 32 Dane Placko reported the story. (Video does not play on Chrome) 
Updated 3-8-2019 10:15 AM
Kindergarten Registration Now Open
Superintendent's Department
District 70 Kindergarten and new student registration for the 2019-20 school year is now open. 

Registration for returning students will be held later this spring. 
Updated 3-4-2019 11:37 AM
Summer School Information
Superintendent's Department
Sun

Registration for D70 Summer School for residents is now open.  

Libertyville School District 70's popular Summer School will run from 8:30-11:45 a.m. on Monday through Thursday on June 10 through to July 11 at Highland Middle and Rockland schools. 

The list of course offerings is posted on the D70 website. 

 

Updated 4-1-2019 5:33 PM
No school/Early Release
Superintendent's Department
Calendar April 19                                    No School
April 22                                    No School - Teacher Institute

May 24                                      Early Release  K-5  at 1:15 p.m.
                                                    Early Release Highland at 1:45 p.m. 
May 27                                      No School - Memorial Day  
Updated 4-1-2019 5:33 PM
D70 Named Top Workplace
Superintendent's Department
News Photo Libertyville School District 70 has been named a Top Workplace 2018-19 by an independent improvement specialist after reviewing data collected by staff survey results.

District 70 placed 11 in the mid-size company category, between 250-999 employees, out of 55 companies listed by the Chicago Tribune, which sponsored the survey. About 2,612 companies were invited to participate in the study. 

The Libertyville school district also was honored with the award in 2015-16. 
Updated 2-7-2019 12:39 PM
School Closings, Emergency Notifications
Superintendent's Department
Snowflake 1 District 70 takes closing schools seriously. When the decision is made due to inclement weather, District 70 uses an emergency notification system to deliver phone calls and emails about school closings or safety emergencies.

For more information about school closings, please read the FAQ.

 There also now is an option to opt-in to receive the information via text by texting 67587 with either Y or YES as the message you send. (This will not be activated for 48-hours from when you opt-in.) This text (SMS) service only will be used in the event of school closings or a school emergency.
 
Updated 1-29-2019 10:26 AM
D70 School Board Hires New Supt. for 2019-22
Superintendent's Department
News Photo

The Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education agreed Monday night to hire Dr. Matthew J. Barbini, currently deputy superintendent of schools in Community Consolidated School District 15 in Palatine, to be the next superintendent of schools for District 70.

During a school board meeting, board members unanimously approved a three-year contract with Barbini that will begin on July 1, 2019. He replaces Supt. Dr. Guy Schumacher, who is retiring in June after a decade in the top slot.  

Updated 1-29-2019 10:28 AM
Calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The approved calendar for the 2019-20 school year in Libertyville School District 70. 
Updated 1-17-2019 4:05 PM
Student Perspectives
Technology Department



Thanks to Highland students for voicing their perspectives about the Access1:1@HMS initiative! This was part of the Board of Education presentation in October.

Updated 11-28-2018 4:15 PM
New Illinois School Report Card 2018
Superintendent's Department
Illinois

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
Let The Sun Shine - Making a Difference in D70
Superintendent's Department
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
School Calendar for the 2018-19 School Year
Superintendent's Department
Calendar The calendar for the 2018-19 school year.
Updated 1-29-2019 10:30 AM