Articles filed under Cary District 26

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  • School report cards: Huntley posts big gains in science Oct 31, 2012 6:18 AM
    It's not an exact science, but educators in Huntley Unit District 158 say more challenging coursework, continued adjustments to the curriculum and high expectations of all students helped high school juniors again raise the bar in a statewide science assessment. The number of Huntley High School juniors who met or exceeded state standards in science jumped 8.1 percentage points.

  • Committee reworking Dist. 26 strategic plan Oct 10, 2012 6:39 AM
    The Cary Elementary District 26 strategic plan steering committee will meet to discuss the district’s vision, mission and goals, The steering committee is composed of school board members, district administrators, building administrators, teachers, support staff, community engagement committee members, community members, members of parent-teacher organizations, and Cary District 26 Foundation board members. The goals of the committee is to come up with strategic plan outlining the district’s plan, vision and goals that will guide the district for the next few years.

  • Pizza restaurant to raise money for literacy programs Sep 7, 2012 3:58 PM
    Nick's PIzza and Pub in Elgin and Crystal Lake will host a fundraiser Wednesday supporting literacy programs at Elgin Area School District U-46, Central Unit District 301, Crystal Lake Elementary District 47 and Cary Elementary District 26.

  • District 26 OKs hire of new registered nurse Jul 30, 2012 11:36 PM
    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 4:20 PM
    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.

  • Cary Grove merger talk makes officials nervous Jun 3, 2012 7:00 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 7:30 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 5:35 PM
    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 6:27 PM
    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 4:55 PM
    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 1:32 PM
    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 5:53 PM
    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 6:06 PM
    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 consolidation Mar 2, 2012 10:41 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 4:52 PM
    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 11:17 AM
    A Crystal Lake-based not-for-profit organization has submitted a formal application to open a charter school in Cary Elementary District 26.

  • Fox Valley's top stories from 2011 Dec 29, 2011 9:31 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 5:00 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 6:21 PM
    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 5:13 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

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