Articles filed under Elk Grove Township District 59

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  • Former Wellington restaurant to be demolished Sep 25, 2013 6:17 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 will demolish the former Wellington restaurant building in Arlington Heights it acquired this summer, officials decided this week. Renovating the building would have been too costly, since parts of it aren't up to local codes, officials said. “It just became apparent that it would be too expensive to convert,” district spokeswoman Betsy Boswell said. “It had a lot of issues ... I don't think there was ever much chance that we would have reused the building.”

  • Editorial: School funding key in dealing with poverty levels Sep 4, 2013 5:00 AM
    As student poverty levels increase, suburban school leaders and parents of schoolchildren need to lobby legislators to get districts' full share of funding, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Suburban school districts see jump in low-income student populations Sep 3, 2013 5:48 AM
    Suburban school districts are experiencing steady and perhaps staggering growth in low-income student populations. Illinois State Report Card data for 83 school districts shows West Chicago District 33 and Bensenville District 2 are two districts with the biggest poverty growth. “Poverty makes it more a challenge to get students prepared, and it takes additional resources to assist those students,” the state board of education spokesman said.

  • The Soapbox Aug 24, 2013 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors share their views on a school district's privacy policy, statewide politics for 2014 and a new "woodie" proposed in Gurnee.

  • District 59 adopts $100.8 million budget Aug 21, 2013 3:28 PM
    The Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 school board this week adopted a $100.8 million spending budget for the 2013-14 academic year, which reflects an estimated $6.1 million deficit across all funds, officials said in a news release.

  • Most primary schools in Northwest suburbs reopened today Aug 21, 2013 1:43 PM
    Many of the elementary school districts in the Northwest suburbs began a new year of school on Wednesday. Among the districts where classes resumed were Wheeling Township Elementary District 21, Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, River Trails Elementary District 26, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 and Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.

  • RE/MAX hot air balloon to visit Elk Grove school Aug 13, 2013 4:14 PM
    Students at Grove Junior High School in Elk Grove Village will get a special visitor to start off the new school year on Aug. 23 when the RE/MAX Hot Air Balloon visits the school at 777 W. Elk Grove Blvd.

  • Year-round school in Elk Grove begins new year Jul 24, 2013 5:51 PM
    The Ridge Family Center for Learning in Elk Grove Village welcomed in the 2013-14 school year at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Aside from its year-round calendar, the school offers an extended learning day that runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., full-day kindergarten, problem-based learning experiences, and active parent involvement in the educational process.

  • This is how Dist. 59 spends our money? Jul 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Howard and Vicki Grosse of Elk Grove Village say District 59's plan to buy and renovate the Wellington for use as district headquarters is a foolish expense of taxpayer money.

  • District 59 appoints Salt Creek principal Jul 16, 2013 6:20 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 school board this week appointed Laura Sandoval as principal of Salt Creek Elementary School in Elk Grove Village. Sandoval will replace Maureen McAbee, who accepted the central office administrative position of executive director of English Language Learning.

  • District 59 appoints new ELL head Jun 30, 2013 11:45 AM
    The Elk Grove Township Elementary School District 59 board has approved the appointment of Maureen McAbee as executive director of English Language Learning (ELL), replacing Susan Ejma, who has accepted the position of principal for Juliette Low School in Arlington Heights. McAbee will begin her assignment on July 1. She has served as principal of both Rupley and Salt Creek Schools, the past 12 years at Salt Creek.

  • District 59 appoints ELL director Jun 28, 2013 3:32 PM
    The Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 school board recently appointed Maureen McAbee to the post of executive director of English Language Learning.

  • Dist. 59 to buy former Wellington restaurant site for $1.8 million Jun 11, 2013 4:19 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 has agreed to purchase the former Wellington restaurant site for $1.8 million, officials said Tuesday, describing the deal as too good to pass up. The district initially will use the site, which is adjacent to the cramped administration center, for training and meeting space while developing a longer range plan for the site. Its so under water that the deal we got was just amazing, Mark Friedman, the district's interim superintendent, said.

  • Dist. 59 appoints principal for Arlington Heights school May 29, 2013 4:41 PM
    The Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 school board this week appointed Susan Ejma as principal of Juliette Low Elementary School in Arlington Heights effective July 1.

  • Youths honored, scholarships awarded in Elk Grove ceremony May 17, 2013 1:44 PM
    The Community Character Coalition and the Village of Elk Grove Village recognized more than 150 area youth for their community service work, and awarded Fallen Soldier Memorial Scholarships to three area high school seniors at a ceremony last week.

  • Forest View School celebrates its 50th anniversary May 14, 2013 3:46 PM
    Forest View Elementary School's 50th anniversary celebration was a blast May 3, as more than 500 people filled the building for the capstone celebration. "Boy, you guys really know how to throw a party," said outgong Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks.

  • Dist. 59 will make emergency repairs to Grove Jr. High May 2, 2013 5:08 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 will spend $149,577 on emergency repairs at Grove Junior High, after a car plowed into a classroom at the Elk Grove Village school in late March. "That's just for the physical repair," District 59 spokeswoman Betsy Boswell said . "That's not replacing anything inside the classroom."

  • District 59 appoints chief innovation officer Apr 10, 2013 1:51 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 has appointed Ben Grey to the position of chief innovation officer, beginning July 2013. He was named the Technology Administrator of the Year in Illinois in 2012.

  • Incumbents win in District 59 school race Apr 9, 2013 9:41 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 school board incumbents Barbara Somogyi and Seana McPherson won two, 2-year terms on the board with challenger John Strzelecki trailing a few hundred votes behind. With all 39 precincts counted, unofficial vote totals show Somogyi garnered 1,634 votes, McPherson received 1,610 votes and Strzelecki earned 1,278 votes.

  • Elgin woman faces felony charges in chase, multiple crashes Apr 4, 2013 5:27 PM
    A 38-year-old Elgin woman has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence in connection with a hit-and-run crash March 27 that led to a police chase ending with the car hitting an Elk Grove Village school, doing more than $100,000 in damage, authorities said.

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