VIDEO: D158 Superintendent Nathan Schilling shares district updates

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By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (August 20, 2021) – As school started on Wednesday, August 18, Managing Editor Josh Bootsma and Education Reporter Jim Masters got a chance to talk with District 158 Superintendent Dr. Nathan Schilling and ask him about the state of the D158 heading into a new school year.

At 0:40

Jim asks Dr. Schilling about expanded summer school, and what other steps the district is taking to address potential gaps in learning coming off a year of virtual instruction.

At 1:55

Jim and Dr. Schilling talk about what worries the district most as a new in-person school year starts in a COVID environment.

At 2:38

Dr. Schilling shares a concern regarding Indiana school districts, and D158’s tendency to eventually experience whatever trends are seen there with regard to COVID.

At 3:30

Jim and Dr. Schilling discuss vaccination policies at the D158 schools.

At 4:10

Jim talks about the construction at Lester Crawl, and asks Dr. Schilling how the work is coming along.

At 5:15

Jim asks about the agenda items for D158’s August 18 board meeting.

At 5:55

Dr. Schilling talks about saving taxpayers money through recalled and refinanced bonds.

At 6:32

How will D158 know they’ve had a successful year? Dr. Schilling answers.

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