Northern Illinois University

Dist 428-NIU Partnership


Date Information and Announcements Action
October 6, 2003   Project approval
October 20, 2003 Preliminary tasks, timeline; Committees identified;
Web site launched;
10-29 launch meeting
November 3, 2003 Principal selected;
Name the School contest announced
Principal approved (District)
November 17, 2003 11/24 identify certified positions needed Guidelines for student selection, redistricting recommendations (District)
December 1, 2003 12/1 PS marketing begins;
Identification of contractual issues
December 15, 2003 Recommendations on facilities, technology;
Curriculum, instruction, professional development recommendations
Remodeling plans approved;
Curriculum recommendations including "instructional context" and arts and technology integration (District)
January 20, 2004 1/9 Name the School contest entries due;
Post certified grade level positions;
Information mtg. for interested staff;
Staff applications available;
Remodeling begins;
Applications for students accepted;
Liaison responsibilities reviewed;
1/20 New school name options to Board
February 2, 2004 2/6 Staff application period closes;
Staff screening and interviews underway;
Extended Day services report
Partnership School named (District)
February 16, 2004 Support staff needs identified;
Redistricting committee reports
March 1, 2004 Student applications due;
Announcement of dates for staff;
Development on new curriculum;
All day kindergarten plans and material reviewed
March 15, 2004 Student acceptances announced;
Pre-service agreement reviewed;
Partnership agreement reviewed
Recommendations for staff to be hired for the new school (District)
All day kindergarten plans and materials reviewed
April 5, 2004 Needs analysis for staff development process announced;
Materials and furnishings ordered;
Pre-service agreement approved;
Liaison announced (NIU);
Partnership agreement approved (District and NIU)
May 3, 2004 School schedule;
Support staff schedules
Adoption of school schedule (District)
May 17, 2004 Curriculum for fine arts, technology, and all day kindergarten;
Staff development begins on curriculum for fine arts, technology, and all day kindergarten
June 7, 2004 Accountability measures reviewed  
June 21, 2004   Accountability measures adopted (District) Accountability measures adopted (NIU)
July 2004 Remodeling completed  
August 2004    
September 2, 2004 Grand opening  
September 6, 2004 First day of school