Tuesday, February 5, 2013
School District will have flexibility to decide whether to take days off for Lincoln’s Birthday and Casimir Pulaski, Martin Luther King, Columbus and Veterans days.
The Woodridge School District 68 Board of Education Monday night approved a waiver request for five holidays designated by Illinois school code as days off for students and teachers. The waiver would a modify a state law that says teachers can’t be required to work on legal school holidays. The board proposes a waiver application for an "all-purpose holiday," which could translate to regular class schedules and attendance, but also include parent-teacher conferences, school improvement session, teacher in-service days or teacher institutes, according to the District 68 website. Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Administration Patrick Broncato said the district had already waived Lincoln’s Birthday and Casimir Pulaski Day in 2009. …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Four seats will be up for election in April 2013. Nominating petitions may be circulated for signatures beginning Sept. 25.
Nominating petitions for the April 9, 2013 school board election in Community High School District 99 are now available, according to district officials. Forms may be picked up in the board secretary's office at the Administrative Service Center, 6301 Springside Ave. in Downers Grove. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nominating petitions may be circulated for signature beginning Sept. 25, 2012. A school board candidate’s petition must be filed in the same office no earlier than 8 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, and no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24. Candidates’ names will appear on the election ballot in the order in which their nominating papers are received in the secretary’s office. Four seats on the seven …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Budget, change orders approved at Monday's board meeting.
2011-2012 Budget Approved The Community High School District 99 Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the Legal Budget for the 2011-2012 school year. Revenues are expected to be $78,924,000, expenditures $76,047,000. For more information on the budget, click here. Construction Change Orders Approved The board also unanimously approved $229,229.50 in construction change orders for the work happening at both North and South campuses. In large part, the change orders are the result of poor soil at both campuses. The soil is unable to support surface structures, and additional work must be done. Despite the change orders, the projects are still “well under budget,” said Marty Schack, the director of physical plant and operations for …
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
District 99 meeting approves creation of new position, awards emergency contracts.
During its Tuesday night meeting, District 99 board members approved the creation of a district facilities manager position to oversee the coordination of facility usage by the community and outside rental groups. The discussion item regarding the position, which was initially removed from the agenda for additional conversation before being voted on and passed, aims to be filled by the end of September, said Superintendent Mark McDonald. Some board members wanted the additional discussion because they wondered if there would be sufficient demands from community and other external groups to use the facilities, especially the swimming pools. McDonald said that groups within the community had been vocal with regard to their interest renting …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The District 68 Board of Education was asked in November to consider changing Meadowview's name to honor Thomas Tousignant.
Updated: Wednesday, March 23 The Tousignant family is delighted that former District 68 Superintendent Tom Tousignant will be honored with a plaque hung at Goodrich Elementary School, Superintendent Jerry Brendel announced at Monday's board meeting. Brendel said he had officially invited Thomas Tousignant and his family to the May 31 Board Meeting. Shortly after, Mayor William F. Murphy sent Brendel a forwarded message from Tousignant's family saying how happy they were Tousignant would be honored. The family sent the message to friends and family, including Murphy. "They were so happy in the e-mail," Brendel said. "They thanked the board for the actions they've taken." Tousigant's niece told Brendel she didn't think Tousignant would be …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Three incumbents among those who will seek election on April 5, 2011.
The race is on. There will be seven candidates running for three seats in the Naperville School District 203 Board of Education election, which will be held on April 5, 2011. Board secretary Ann Bell confirmed that by Monday's 5 p.m. deadline, seven candidates filed petitions seeking a spot in the race. Three incumbents—Board President Mike Jaensch, Suzyn Price and Terry Fielden—filed last week. Joining them as candidates are Maureen Kilty, Jay Fisher, Laura Grimes-Pinckard and Bethany Weeks. Kilty is a lifelong educator who works at National Louis University, teaching courses in teacher methodology, and at North Central College, teaching Spanish. As a foreign language teacher, Kilty said she appreciates what the district has done with its…
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday was the first day to begin filing petitions for the April 5, 2011 election. Filing continues through next Monday.
Updated: Dec. 14, 11:24 a.m. Monday was the first day to file candidate petitions and certificates for nomination for the Naperville School District 203 Board of Education Election that will be held on April 5, 2011. The seven-member board has three seats that need to be filled in the election. While eight election packets were picked up prior to the filing date, only two petitions were returned as of Monday morning, said Ann Bell, board of education secretary. The two candidates filing Monday were incumbents—Mike Jaensch, the current board president, and Terry Fielden, a board member. Both Jaensch and Fielden are completing their first terms on the board. Both were elected in 2007. Bell said the other incumbent seat up for election in …
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Ten sixth-graders from Meadowview School performed in honor of "Woodridge Reads" at Monday's District 68 Board of Education meeting.
Ten sixth-graders rocked out about reading at District 68's Board of Education meeting. The performers were: Kelsey Barbato, Benjamin James, Ramla Khalid, Fatima Khan, Khadeejah Kurdi, Katie Legorreta, Samantha Mesick, Lesley Munoz, Samantha Perez and Zoe Rae.