Mandated Reporter/Title I/Pesticide

  • Mandated Reporter

    All school personnel, including teachers and administrators, are required by law to immediately report all suspected cases of child abuse or neglect to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

    Parent Involvement (Title I)

    A Title I program ensures that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and State academic assessments.

    The Title I program is funded through a federal Title I grant.  In order to achieve federal funding, a school must have a minimum 2% poverty level.  Once a school receives funding, any child in the school who meets the Title I guidelines is eligible for academic assistance in reading and mathematics, regardless of his/her economic status.  The District has developed Title I Policy 6:170 . This policy can also be reviewed upon request at the District Office (1475 Maple Avenue, Northbrook)

    Meadowbrook School and Parent Responsibilities.

    Westmoor School and Parent Responsibilities

    Pesticide Application

    The Structural Pest Control Act and the Illinois Pesticide Act affect how pests, mice, ants, etc., are controlled in schools.

    The legislation affects schools in two predominant ways.  1) All Illinois schools are required to adopt a pest control process called Integrated Pest Management or IPM and 2) schools are required to notify staff, students and parents, prior to certain types of pest control applications.

    Integrated Pest Management emphasizes inspection and communication with the school administration.  The focus of the program is to identify and eliminate conditions in the school, which could cause pests to be a problem.  Applications of pest control materials are made only when necessary to eliminate a pest problem.  Regular spraying is not part of the program.

    If it becomes necessary to use any pest control products other than traps or baits, notice will be posted two business days prior to the application.  The only exception to the two-day notice would be if there were immediate threats to health or property.  Then notice will be posted as soon as practical.  If you would like to receive written notification prior to the application of any pest control materials subject to the notification requirements, please complete the form located in the “Forms” section of this Handbook and return it to the District 28 Administration Office at

    1475 Maple Ave. Northbrook, IL. 60062 attention: Joel Gallegos, by October 1.

    If you have any questions or concerns about the products and procedures used in our schools, feel free to contact Joel Gallegos Director of Buildings and Grounds at 847-498-7900.