Happenings at District 203

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There’s a lot happening in District 203. To start, Naperville North High School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.

The award was received in the “Exemplary High Performing Schools” category, which recognizes Naperville North among the highest performing schools in the country as measured by state assessment or nationally normed tests.

Naperville North is one of just 24 in Illinois to receive the honor.


A community member’s call for updates to Naperville Central’s softball field were met and discussed, at the most recent District 203 Board of Education meeting.

The district is proposing $800,000 of renovations to the Knoch Park softball field within their five-year master facility plan.

The renovation would be in collaboration with the Naperville Park District, who leases the field to Naperville Central for their softball team’s use.

The need for field improvements was brought to the board’s attention after a former parent and coach of a Naperville Central softball player pointed out the discrepancies between the girls softball field and the boys baseball field in both appearance and enhancements.

The board will vote on the funding at their next meeting: if approved, the field could be completed in the summer of 2019.


And District 203 board member Terry Fielden announced he will not be seeking re-election this November as a board member.

He gave the news so District 203 residents interested in running for his seat can begin preparing their nominating petitions.

“I’ve really enjoyed my time on the board,” Fielden said. “I’d say this current board that I’m serving with has been the best board in many years and the most thoughtful that I’ve had the opportunity to serve with.”

Fielden said he’s available to those who may have questions about running. His fourth term serving on the board ends in April.Naperville News 17’s Christine Lena reports.