Pollinator Friendly Initiative
Pollinator-Friendly SignFebruary 2016, the School Board approved a resolution declaring District 197 as a "Pollinator Friendly School District" – the first district in the state to pass such a resolution. We are taking small steps each year to protect and promote pollination. 

Spring 2017, lawn signs (see picture) were placed around the school grounds throughout the district to share our new practices with our neighbors and community. 

Summer 2017, we are replacing the grass islands in the parking lot starting at Sibley with wildflower beds.  These plantings will be an oasis for bees as they seek food sources.