It is likely that Unit Five will put a county wide referendum on the ballot next year to create a sales tax to fund school facilities. Unit Five wants it because the district is growing and needs to build more schools, but District 87 Superintendent Barry Reilly talks with GLT's Charlie Schlenker saying it would benefit Bloomington Schools as well.
State Board of Education Chairman Gery Chico recently labeled District 87 as "on the cutting edge" through its participation of the In-Bloom cloud data project through the Gates Foundation, its development of Dashboard, and other ways to centralize student data. This makes the information accessible to a variety of programs and tools used to analyze student data and performance. Jim Peterson is the man behind that many headed effort. During this interview with GLT's Charlie Schlenker Peterson and Superintendent Barry Reilly update us on the status of those initiatives.
Hear Superintendent Barry Reilly talking about changes to District 87's emergency response policy
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