Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The fourth-year math course will be introduced during the 2013-2014 school year, according to the Daily Herald.
Wednesday, May 15
District 300 will be the first out of the four Elgin Community College feeder high school districts to offer a new fourth-year math class designed for seniors looking to take something other than Calculus in their final year before college, according to a Daily Herald article. Representatives from ECC, a professor from Northern Illinois University and representatives from districts 300, 303, 301 and U-46 worked together for two years to create a new textbook for the class, according to the article. That textbook was approved by the District 300 Board of Education this past week and the new class will be offered at all District 300 high schools in the 2013-14 school year, according to the Daily Herald. Read more on the Daily Herald …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Several other area school districts have also denied the proposal
On Monday, District 300 school board members voted down Virtual Learning Solutions' proposal to form an online charter school, according to the Northwest Herald. Virtual Learning Solutions is a nonprofit group that had formed to create the charter school, but which intend to contract with K12 to educate the students. K12 is the nation’s largest virtual school company, operating 48 full-time virtual schools as of July 2012. The district stood to lose between about $535,000 and $907,000 annually in tax dollars if it moved forward with the online charter school while other board members said K12 Inc.'s "spotty track record" when it came to student performance was their reason for voting down the proposal. K12 has drawn criticism for its for…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Virtual Learning Service will present its proposal tonight at the District 300 Board of Education meeting.
The District 300 School Board will hear tonight from a company that specializes in virtual learning schools on a proposal to offer online charter school services to underserved students in 18 area school districts, including District 300, according to the Northwest Herald. Illinois Virtual Learning Solutions is proposing the charter school and is an offshoot of K12 Inc., which is based in Virginia and manages online learning schools in 27 states, according to the Northwest Herald. The company has drawn criticism for its for-profit status while seeing low student achievement and high turnover rates of its teachers, according to the New York Times. During a public hearing in Elgin's U-46 Monday, Elgin Teachers Association, Northern Illinois …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Construction is expected to start this summer, according to the Northwest Herald.
Tuesday, February 19
District 158 is moving forward with plans for $12 million in renovations to Huntley High School, according to the Northwest Herald. The Northwest Herald reports the District 158 Board of Education recently met with a construction manager regarding upgrades to the school's athletic fields, which would include the addition of synthetic football turf, built-in irrigation systems and more stadium seating.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
District 300 School Board member Anne Miller read a prepared statement during the Wednesday Board of Education meeting, which touched on the many issues D300 is facing and ongoing contract negotiations.
Friday, January 14, 2011
Administrators proposed $8.3 million in proposed reductions Monday night during the Board of Education meeting.
District 300 administrators presented a a list of reductions to the district’s 2011-2012 budget during its Board of Education meeting Monday, which included over $5 million in proposed concessions from employee unions. In total, $8.3 million needs to be cut from the budget, said Cheryl Crates, the district's chief financial officer. The proposed reductions assume employee groups agree to $4.2 million in wage and benefit concessions and an additional $1 million in insurance concessions and also includes $3.1 million in cuts to services, transportation, staff and extra-curricular activities, according to the Community Unit District 300 proposal released Monday. Dozens of teachers and staff members attended Monday night’s meeting where the …