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District 158 and 171 receive perfect scores on safety inspections

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (January 18, 2022) – Both of Lansing’s Elementary and Middle School districts received perfect scores on their annual Health/Life Safety Inspections this year.

Sunnybrook District 171, which includes Nathan Hale Elementary and Heritage Middle School, received a perfect score on the annual state inspection, administered by the South Cook Intermediate Service Center.

The official report sent to D171 officials said, “No violations were cited at either of the district’s buildings. Congratulations on that outstanding achievement!”

District 158 received also perfect score — for the fourth consecutive year. The district includes Coolidge Elementary, Oak Glen Elementary, Reavis Elementary, Lester Crawl Primary Center, and Memorial Jr. High.

District 158 Superintendent Dr. Nathan Schilling expressed pride in achieving a perfect score for the fourth year in a row, and said the inspector mentioned “he could not think of another Illinois school district that has accomplished this.”

“We continue to be inspired by the care and pride shown by our staff in all aspects of their work,” Schilling said.

According to the Illinois of Regional Superintendents of Schools’ website, annual Health/Life Safety Inspections ensure the “minimum standards necessary to ensure the health and safety of public school students in Illinois, according to Building Specifications for Health and Safety in Public Schools.”

District 215 also was subject to the inspection, with the Administration Center and the Center for Alternative learning receiving perfect scores. TF South, TF North, and the TF Center for Academics and Technology all had minor deficiencies on their scores, a District 215 official said.


Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.