District Committees

To apply for membership on the District 54 Budget Committee, ACDI or DCAC, complete the District Committee Application and submit it to CyndiBallmaier@sd54.org or mail it to School District 54, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194.

Advisory Council for District Initiatives (ACDI)

The Advisory Council for District Initiatives is a strategic planning committee which reviews new ideas that impact teaching and learning in District 54. Members provide guidance and mentoring to individuals or groups that present new instructional initiatives to the committee.  Ideas are explored and developed at the meetings before they are presented to the School Board for review.

ACDI is a district committee composed of individuals who represent one of the District 54 constituent groups – teachers, support staff, administrators, school board and the community.

Who can suggest a change?

Any person or group can suggest changes in the instruction or operation of the district. A curriculum committee, a task force, a School Leadership Team, a community group and individuals have presented ideas to ACDI. If you have an idea, contact an ACDI member. ACDI will assign a small group of its members to meet with you before your initial presentation to the committee. This group becomes your mentors through the ACDI process. For more information about ACDI, contact Cyndi Ballmaier at (847) 357-5141.

Meeting Dates

ACDI will meet on an as-needed basis pending proposals. The press and public will be notified as required by the Open Meetings Act.

District Citizens’ Advisory Committee (DCAC)

The District Citizens’ Advisory Committee is a School Board committee composed of staff members; parents; representatives of various governmental, community and business organizations; and members of the community-at-large. The Board established this committee to increase communication and provide citizen involvement at the school and district levels.  DCAC offers members an opportunity to offer input on district topics and promote education and community involvement.

DCAC has been a valuable resource for the district. Some recent projects include helping to develop a parent brochure about interventions, creating parent booklets explaining MAP testing (Measures of Academic Progress), and providing feedback on a revised junior high report card, social studies curriculum and a new writing framework. For more information about DCAC, contact Cyndi Ballmaier at (847) 357-5141.

DCAC’s function

  • Operates as a School Board committee focusing on issues within the community.
  • Provides a network for interested citizens across the school district.
  • Communicates with other school community organizations to share information to improve the level of education and the community environment.

2015-16 Meeting Dates

DCAC meets at 9 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month during the school year at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

  • September 10, 2015
  • October 8, 2015
  • November 12, 2015
  • January 14, 2016
  • February 11, 2016
  • March 10, 2016
  • April 14, 2016
  • May 12, 2016

Minutes from DCAC minutes held in 2014-15

Minutes from DCAC meetings held in 2013-14

Minutes from DCAC meetings held in 2012-13

Minutes from DCAC meetings held in 2011-12

Budget Committee

The Budget Review Committee, consisting of board members, staff and community members, meets for the purpose of obtaining input on the acquisition and allocation of resources.

Member Responsibilities

  • Attend meetings on January 7 and May 5, 2016 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
  • Participate in discussions on school finance.

For more information, please contact Ric King, assistant superintendent of business operations, at (847) 357-5039 or RicKing@sd54.org. Applications are due in the District Office, 524 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194, by October 30, 2015.

Board Policy Committee

The Board Policy Committee is composed of three school board members and one assistant superintendent who review current and proposed board policies for School District 54. For more information, contact Associate Superintendent Nick Myers at (847) 357-5033.

2015-16 Meeting Dates

The Board Policy Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg, on the following dates:

  • August 20, 2015
  • September 17, 2015
  • October 15, 2015
  • November 19, 2015
  • January 21, 2016
  • February 18, 2016
  • March 17, 2016
  • April 21, 2016
  • May 19, 2016
  • June 16, 2016