Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 board members approved four changes in where students in English-as-a-Second-Language and bilingual programs will attend school, starting in August.
The bilingual changes, and one involving a school addition, were recommended by the boundary study committee.
The changes are:
– ESL students from the Frost Elementary School attendance area will move from Brentwood Elementary School back to Frost.
– A Spanish bilingual program will start for kindergarten through fifth-graders at Adm. Byrd School for both Byrd and Clearmont schools in Elk Grove Village.
– A Spanish bilingual program will start for kindergarten through fifth-graders at Salt Creek School for both Salt Creek and Rupley schools in Elk Grove Village.
– An ESL site will begin for kindergarten through fifth-graders at either Salt Creek or Clearmont.
– The board agreed to consider an addition to Devonshire Elementary School in Des Plaines, although its enrollment fell this year.
Insurance costs rising
Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 will be forced to cover a nearly $ 279,000 expected shortfall in its self-insured employee health plan during the first six months of 2000.
Costs, especially for prescription drugs, are running well ahead of what was projected last spring, according to a report from the accountants at Deloitte and Touche LLP.
Monthly premiums for both the single and family health plans would have to increase 21.6 percent for the expected cost increases to be covered by premiums. District 59 pays the full cost of the single plan and pays between 50 percent and 65 percent of the family plan premium.