District 65 Response to Lake County State's Attorney Release of 5/12/2017
The Lake Bluff School District 65 Board remains deeply saddened by the painful events described by former students of Charles Ritz, who taught at Lake Bluff Junior High School between 1975 and 1985. We appreciate the diligent work of the Lake County State's Attorney and the Lake Bluff Police Department in their investigations of this matter.
With the charge filed today by the Lake County State's Attorney's office, we are hopeful that Charles Ritz will be swiftly brought to justice and held accountable for his actions. The District cooperated fully with law enforcement officials in their investigations and released to them all documents related to Ritz, his employment in the District and his interactions with students, including personnel records, notes, and memos. We will continue to cooperate throughout the criminal prosecution of Ritz.
Looking forward, we will remain vigilant in our duty as a School Board to provide a safe and supportive environment for learning. We will continue to share updates on our assessment of current policies and procedures at future public Board meetings and in directed communications to our parents, staff and community.
Further questions about this investigation should be directed to the Lake County State's Attorney's office.
Notice of Special Education Meeting for Students Attending Private or Home Schools
On May 22, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., a meeting conducted by Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65 will be take place at 121 East Sheridan Place (Lake Bluff School District Office). The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the district’s plans for providing
special education services to students with disabilities who attend private schools and home
schools within the district for the 2017- 2018 school year. If you are the parent of a homeschooled
student who has been or may be identified with a disability and you reside within the
boundaries of Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65, you are urged to attend.
If you have further questions pertaining to this meeting, please contact Dr. Kevin Rubenstein at 847-234-9400.
Summer School Registration - Now Available!
Several summer programs will be offered for incoming PK-4 through eighth grade Lake Bluff students starting June 22. The Summer School program will feature Barn Dance (for Kindergarteners) along with Reading and Math Academy for students entering second through eighth grade. Summer school runs from June 22, 2017 and ends on July 13, 2017 with no school on July 4, 2017. The cost is $399 for four hours of programming each day. To start the registration process and learn more, please click here.
LF/LB LDA Grant recognition
Thank you to the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff LDA for the recent $8,700 in grants awarded to District 65. Many items went to LBES and LBMS, MORE>>
2017-2018 Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten, and New Student Pre-Registration Now Available
It's time to plan for next school year! Pre-Registration for Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten and New Students is available by clicking here. Information about the Kindergarten program can be found by clicking here and information about the Pre-Kindergarten program is available by clicking here.
2016-2017 New Student Registration
New to Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65? Click here to get started with pre-registering your child for the 2016-2017 school year. More information regarding the school district can be found by clicking here.