District Committees

2014-15 Budget Review Committee Application

2014-15 DCAC or ACDI Application (Word)

2014-15 DCAC or ACDI Application (PDF)

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.

I have an idea, what do I do?

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.

2013-14 Meeting Dates

ACDI meets at 5 p.m. during the school year on an as-needed basis on the following dates at the Rafferty Administration Center, 524 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

  • September 16 – cancelled
  • October 21 – cancelled
  • November 18 – cancelled
  • January 27 – cancelled
  • February 24 – cancelled
  • March 17 – cancelled
  • April 21
  • May 19

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.

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

2013-14 Meeting Dates

DCAC meets at 9 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month during the school year at the Rauch Center, 520 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg.

Minutes from DCAC meetings held in 2012-13

Minutes from DCAC meetings held in 2011-12

Budget Review Committee

The Budget Review Committee is composed of individuals who represent one of the District 54 constituent groups – teachers, support staff, administrators, the school board, parents and the community. The committee reviews information related to District 54′s current and projected financial situation before a tentative budget is presented to the School Board each summer.

2013-14 Meeting Dates

The Budget Review Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. on the following dates in  Rooms 5 & 6 at the Rauch Center, 520 E. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. For more information, contact Janette Peterson at (847) 357- 5011.

  • January 9, 2014
  • March 6, 2014
  • May 1, 2014

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 Assistant Superintendent Debbie Ancona at (847) 357-5041.

2013-14 Meeting Dates

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

  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • January 23
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 15