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  • District 26 OKs hire of new registered nurse Jul 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    Cary ELementary District 26 approved the hiring of one full time registered nurse for the 2012-2013 school year. effectively reversing a trend ofthe past few years. The district has cut about 2 1/2 positions in the last three years.

  • District 26 working to reduce class sizes Jun 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    District 26 plans to hire a fifth-grade teacher for Three Oaks Elementary School. This will reduce the average class size for fifth-graders there from 31 to 24."It continues to be the district's priority to reduce class sizes," Superintendent Brian Coleman said.

  • Chris Pagnoni, 23, Cary: “No. They have different groups of people. Cary is more relaxed, easy going. Fox River Grove is different. I don't know what the benefits would be.”

    Cary Grove merger talk makes officials nervousJun 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    What if Cary and Fox River Grove merged? Just bringing up the idea makes some public officials in the two villages perched on opposite banks of the Fox River in McHenry County cringe. Already, though, they share many things, including Cary-Grove High School, the Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, the Cary-Grove Performing Arts Centre, and Cary Grove Youth Baseball and Softball.

  • District 26 to see savings from early retirements Jun 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Cary Elementary District 26 school board approved two teachers for the early retirement option it had offered. The district will see about $70,000 in savings over the next two years, despite having to pay about $180,000 in penalties to the state's Teacher Retirement System.

  • Dist. 26 president: early retirement offer win-win for district and teachers May 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Cary Elementary District 26 is offering a $20,000 incentive for teachers to retire early. The early retirement option is available for teachers who have been approved to retire under the 2008-2011 contract.

  • Double-digit increases the norm for McHenry County tax rates Apr 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Tax rates in McHenry County released Monday showed a majority of taxing bodies will see double-digit increases. But McHenry County Clerk Kathie Schultz said the increases were expected as tax rates go up when propoerty values go down.

  • District 26 charter school backers won’t appeal denial Apr 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    The backers of a charter school in Cary have until Friday to appeal the Cary Elementary District 26 school boards denial of their initial application. The Vision Group has not yet made a formal appeal to the states charter school board and leaders say they'll got to the board with another proposal.

  • Dist. 26, Dist. 3 move forward with consolidation study plans Mar 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    Cary Elementary District 26 and Fox River Grove Elementary District 3 are moving ahead with plans to do a feasibility study to determine if consolidation would benefit both districts. Administrators from the two districts, which both feed into Cary-Grove High Schoo,l had wanted to complete the study before June 30 to take advantage of a reimbursement from the state. But district leaders say that deadline was unreasonable and they would rather get the best information rather than the lowest price.

  • District 26 shuns charter school proposal Mar 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Cary Elementary District 26 officially rejected a proposal to open a charter school next school year. Crystal Lake-based non-profit, Vision Group, has applied to open a charter school on the site of the former Maplewood School. The group can now appeal to the state.

  • District 155, feeder districts look to save jointly Mar 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    School board presidents from Crystal Lake High School District 155 and its four feeder districts are going to seek approval from their respective boards to look into saving money by joining forces in the areas of purchasing, technology, transportation and maintenance, officials said.

  • Cary Dist. 26, Fox River Grove Dist. 3 to research consolidationMar 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    Cary Elementary District 26 and Fox River Grove Elementary District 3 are considering a feasability study to determine if consolidating the two districts makes sense. Both districts have seen declining enrollments and expect further drops. “We only send kids to that one high school, so from that point of view we are very similar districts,” said Christopher Spoerl, president of the District 26 school board.

  • Charter school group makes pitch to District 26 residents Feb 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Cary Elementary District 26 parents hear a proposal from a Crystal Lake group wanting to open a charter school in the village.

  • Charter school group eyes vacant District 26 school Feb 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Crystal Lake-based not-for-profit organization has submitted a formal application to open a charter school in Cary Elementary District 26.

  • Dawn Keller, founder and director of Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, releases the first of two eaglets Nov. 12 at Starved Rock State Park near Utica. The birds were rescued from a fallen nest earlier in the year at Mooseheart.

    Fox Valley's top stories from 2011 Dec 29, 2011 12:00 AM
    The biggest news stories of the year exemplify the ups and downs many experienced in 2011. While some enjoyed new beginnings — like the eaglets from Mooseheart who were nursed back to health — others saw incalculable lows.

  • School districts wrong to increase levies Dec 19, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says that in hard economic times, school officials and others in government have been too willing to levy the highest tax increases they legally can.

  • Fox schools ask for but don’t expect more taxes Dec 19, 2011 12:00 AM
    Fox Valley school districts have approved property tax levies that range from increases of 4 to 20 percent. But with limitations on spending and in at least one case a planned abatement, there is much more to the story.

  • Cary schools lead in ending pension perk Nov 7, 2011 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial lauds Cary District 26's groundbreaking contract agreement that cuts back perks taxpayers can no longer afford -- and calls on other districts to follow

  • Cary teachers finally have contract Nov 2, 2011 12:00 AM
    Cary teachers and the Cary Elementary District 26 school board have finalized a three-year agreement that district leaders say will shore up the district’s finances. The new contract includes a 3-percent pay cut for the 2011-2012 school year and a pay freeze over the remaining two years.

  • Administrative jobs aplenty in Dist. 26 Oct 29, 2011 12:00 AM
    Letter to the Editor: Cary Dist. 26 has the highest percentage of administrative staff in the area. One solution might be for Dist. 26 to eliminate two or three of their administrative positions and then the remaining staff could divide up those salaries among themselves.

  • Cary teachers union, school board reach tentative deal on all issues Oct 27, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Cary teachers union and school board announce they've reached a tentative agreement on all outstanding issues. A press release sent out Thursday afternoon says the contract will be presented to the union for ratification next week and the board shortly thereafter. Details will only be released once the deal is ratified.

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