District 204 STEM Update

The John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School is currently running at full capacity for District 204.

Of the 150 students at the school, 51 are from 204, ranging from grades three to eight and three teachers from the District have opted to teach at the first of its kind school.

Currently, three school districts are taking part in the school; 204, West Aurora School District 129 and East Aurora District 131. Two additional districts have expressed interest in joining the partnership.

“We have options, we could keep the school as is with the current three districts, and dividing up those remaining 50 spots among the districts. What the law also says is its equal participation, which means all districts must be as equally participating as possible, and that would give us another 16 slots if we did that. Our other option is to let one or more districts in the trouble with letting two districts in is with the equal participation piece and we will lose slots, or let one district in,” said Dr. Karen Sullivan, Superintendent of District 204.

The board decided to inquire about adding the additional districts, however only if that means they will not lose seats at the school.

Dr. Sullivan will bring the solution to the STEM Partnership School Board at their next meeting in December.

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