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Minooka D111 accepts audit for fiscal year 2018-2019

The Minooka Community High School District Board of Education voted to accept the presentation of the district’s audit as presented for fiscal year 2018-2019 at a recent meeting.

John Troy, assistant superintendent of business and general counsel for the district, said the district’s audit reveals one significant finding to be considered a deficiency.

The district this year issued about $20 million in bonds, officials said.

Troy said a significant portion of the district’s revenue came from the bond issuance it did this year.

He had this to say of the district’s Education Fund, which is its largest fund.

Also at the meeting, the school board took time to review the district’s curriculum proposal for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Among the proposed changes is the addition of a second engineering course made available to the district’s students through Project Lead the Way.

Project Lead the Way is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers across the nation enabling them to explore real-world problems, according to its website.

Currently, the high school offers one engineering course, titled “Introduction to Engineering Design,” which provides students the opportunity to dive into the engineering design process and take on hands-on projects.

The district is looking to offer a second engineering course, titled “Principles of Engineering,” which will allow students to explore various engineering topics and apply what they know to take on challenges like designing a self-powered car.

Dr. Janel Grzetich, director of curriculum and instruction for the district, said it’s important to the district to provide a next-level offering for students.

The school board will give consideration to the curriculum proposal and its various components during a Nov. 19 meeting.

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