Did you know many of our Rockford Public Schools have the original single-pane windows? Did you know many of these windows have no screens – and that, when the windows are open, bees and other insects fly in, disrupting the learning environment and risking students’ health? Did you know heat pours out many of the windows, making temperature control impossible and making students miserable? That is why fixing and replacing windows – part of our 10-year Facilities Plan – is critical to making our schools 21st Century Learning Environments.
See three examples of the poor condition of windows at West Middle School below.
The Rockford Public Schools offer a rich and varied curriculum to its 28,000 students. It is one of the largest school districts in Illinois and the largest full-time employer in the Rockford region. The district’s efforts are focused on Readiness Rocks, five initiatives aimed at improving student achievement, making best use of resources and making RPS 205 a desirable and successful school district. Those initiatives are: College and Career Readiness, Seven Periods to Success, 21st Century Learning Environments, Preschool for All and College for All. See www.rps205.com.
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