The Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Board of Education accepted news at the Thursday meeting at Lincoln-Way Central High School that $40,000 was raised by the Lincoln-Way Foundation so far this year.
In a single event, the Dream Raffle, just over half of the available tickets were sold; however, the foundation still acquired $40,000 to use to support the extra activities and amenities. Lopez said the Foundation sold 1,064 tickets total.
The prizes for this year's Dream Raffle was a chance to win $100,000, one of eight $1,000 prizes and more.
The goal of the foundation is raising money for enhanced educational opportunities, she said. Since 1994, the Foundation has raised and donated more than $3 million in the form of grants and scholarships.
Lopez added that she expects the Foundation to continue its success in fund raising activities. Ongoing events are anticipated to work to collect more funds by the end of the year.
Advisory committee members named
The board accepted a report naming Kevin O'Sullivan and Jeff Waldier to serve as chairman and vice chairman respectively. The committee of community members, including student representatives from each of the four high schools in the district, is tasked with reviewing the district's improvement plan.
In other business, the board accepted the 2010-2011 school district audit from Mulcahy, Pauritsch, Salvador & Co., Burr Ridge. According to the auditor's report, the district's financial statements are in good shape. "The district is in compliance with the laws and regulations set forth by the state and federal government."
Asset of the Month
In updates on the district-wide Asset of the Month, Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie reflected on the designated October asset—Youth as Resources—by pointing out that it's healthy for "young people" to be given useful roles in the community. It also needs positive reinforcement "at home, at school, in the community, and in the religious community."
The board adjourned after a brief meeting for executive session to discuss negotiations and other personnel matters.