Thursday, March 17, 2011
More cuts expected in coming weeks.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The District 300 School Board voted Monday to cut several teaching positions as a way to deal with continuing budget woes within the district. According to a District 300 press release, the board had to vote on the release during Monday's meeting due to a legal obligation set up in which districts must give notice in a timely manner before the end of the school year. Some of those teachers may be called back to work if "funding becomes available this summer or if student enrollment exceed projections," according to the press release. D300 school board voted to cut 31 teaching, administrative and counselor positions. The school board voted to cut the following positions during Monday's meeting: The following positions will be refilled or …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The team was recognized during Monday's school board meeting.
The District 300 Special Olympics basketball team came home with bronze medals after competing in the state tournament over the weekend. The team traveled to Bloomington-Normal where they lost their first game but went on to defeat Matea Valley High School to cinch the bronze medal. The final score of that game was 38-20. The Special Olympics team was recognized for their achievement at the District 300 school board meeting Monday night.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Four of the six candidates seeking election to the District 300 School Board attended a forum last week presented by employee union groups.
School board candidates discussed budget cuts, staffing and classroom sizes at a District 300 school board candidate forum March 15 at Dundee-Crown High School. Four of the six candidates seeking seats on the school board answered questions from Dundee-Crown students and moderator Bruce Taylor, a social studies teacher and union school representative at Dundee-Crown. The forum was presented by the three employee unions associated with District 300: the teachers’ union, LEAD-300; the secretaries and custodians’ union, DESPA; and the paraprofessionals’ union, DESA. About 35 people attended the event including students, teachers and union members. Four Seats Up For Election Four District 300 School Board seats are up for re-election on April …
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
LITH Patch's ongoing coverage of the proposed $8.3 million in cuts to the district's 2011-2012 budget.
District 300 will be holding a work session this evening where the school board and administrators will discuss $8.5 million in proposed cuts. The work session will be held at 6 p.m. in the Professional Development Center at Westfield Community School, 2100 Sleepy Hollow Road in Algonquin. The north entrance of the school at door #5 is the best way to get to the PDC, according to an e-mail from District 300 spokeswoman Alliston Strupeck. The public is welcome to attend, but the primary purpose of his meeting is for board members and administration to discuss in detail the proposed cuts, according to Strupeck's e-mail. To learn more about the proposed cuts for District 300, visit the following links:
Thursday, January 27, 2011
District 158 will present the first draft of the 2012 budget at its meeting Feb. 3.
Consolidated School District 158 is scheduled to present a tentative fiscal year 2012 budget at the Feb. 3 School Board meeting. Board members on Thursday night gave District 158 Chief Financial Officer Mark Altmayer approval to compile the first draft of the budget, which likely will start with a deficit, Altmayer said. “We will definitely need to make cuts this year,” Altmayer said. The district will first compile a budget based on operating needs. From there, school board members and school administrators will have to cut where possible to deal with a staggering economy and lack of state funding. Altmayer explained some line items, such as maitenance repairs and replacing outdated school equipment, may be cut or postponed. District 158’…
Friday, January 21, 2011
A final vote on the cuts is expected on Feb. 28.
The Community Unit School District 300 will meet Monday to discuss proposed budget cuts. The first draft of proposed reductions, which listed $8.3 million in propsed cuts and requested union concessions on salary and benefits, was presented on Jan. 10. More information on that meeting and those proposals can be accessed here. The agenda for Monday's meeting is available here. The school board will meet in the Professional Development Center at Westfield Community School, 2100 Sleepy Hollow Road in Algonquin, at 7:30 p.m. The board typically meets in the administration center's board room in Carpentersville but will be permanently moving it's board meetings to Westfield because it offers more space, according to a news release. On Tuesday, …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Three school district boards that serve LITH have 11 openings, but thus far only 4 have filed the paperwork to run for the open seats in the April 5 election.
- Tim Kane
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Those who are considering running for area school board races in the spring election have until the end of the day on Dec. 20 to file paperwork. The majority of Lake in the Hills children attending area schools are split between districts 155, 158 and 300.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Seats on local village boards, school boards and library and fire boards are up for election.
Residents with hopes of running for local school, village, fire and library boards this spring must file election petition packets this week. The packets can be filed between Monday and Dec. 20. Candidates must meet all eligibility requirements, such as proof of residency, and obtain the necessary signatures to have their names on the ballot. Up for election this spring are board seats for the Village of Algonquin Board of Trustees, Community Unit School District 300 Board of Education, Consolidated School District 158 schools board, Algonquin-LITH Fire Protection District fire board, and Algonquin Area Public Library board. Village of Algonquin Board of Trustees For the Village of Algonquin, three trustee posts are on the April ballot. …