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  • DuPage ballot questions seeking money for schools, pool, roads Jan 13, 2014 11:32 PM
    There will be just seven referendum questions on the March 18 primary ballot in DuPage County, which means most voters won’t be asked to approve any tax increases. Those who do face such questions, however, will decide whether they’re willing to dig deeper to pay for school building improvements, road repairs, an indoor swimming pool and fire protection. “It seems like we have fewer referendums than we’ve had in the past,” said Joseph Sobecki, assistant executive director of the DuPage Election Commission.

     
  • How our schools keep commitments to students, parents Dec 31, 2013 7:50 AM
    David Larson, superintendent of Glenbard High School District 87, says public schools are model examples of public service organizations that establish and keep key commitments to students, parents and taxpayers.

     
  • Teachers, unions unhappy with pension deal, vow legal challenge Dec 4, 2013 8:25 AM
    In the aftermath of the Illinois House and Senate passing pension reform legislation Tuesday, leaders of several suburban teachers unions vowed to continue the fight in the courts. “The pensions were promised and now that promise has been broken,” said Jim Arey, president of the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 Education Association. “The sad part is that the teachers have been vilified for trying to protect what was theirs.”

     
  • Glenbard District 87 seeking tax levy increase Nov 19, 2013 6:00 PM
    Glenbard High School District 87 officials are seeking a 3.8 percent, or about $4.2 million, property tax levy increase, but expect the actual increase to be much closer to the consumer price index of 1.7 percent. The board on Monday voted unanimously to move forward with the proposed levy.

     
  • Glenbard Dist. 87 OKs iPad rollout, referendum on facilities Nov 19, 2013 6:57 AM
    A proposal to fund $35 million of a $100 million Glenbard High School District 87 master facilities plan through a referendum is headed to the ballot box. The board on Monday unanimously approved a resolution to place a question on the March 18, 2014, ballot seeking voter support of issuing $35 million in bonds for the facilities renovations.

     
  • Glenbard East students choose Sierra Leone refugee as queen Nov 18, 2013 11:17 AM
    Kumba Queewa is a charming, talented and involved senior at Glenbard East High School. A refugee from Sierra Leone, West Africa, she was chosen by students at the Lombard school as the homecoming queen. "Without prompting, the students were genuinely exhibiting the key core values that we strive to reinforce, including inclusiveness, empathy, respect and celebrating diversity," Superintendent David Larson said.

     
  • Glenbard to vote on facilities referendum, iPad rollout Nov 14, 2013 4:45 PM
    Glenbard High School District 87 is slated to vote Monday on a proposal to fund $35 million of a $100 million master facilities plan through a referendum. The proposed improvements, to be completed over 10 years, would include classroom renovations, infrastructure work to outdoor facilities and adding air conditioning to Glenbard West and East.

     
  • Dist. 87 proposes iPads for all freshmen by 2014 Nov 6, 2013 10:55 AM
    If Glenbard High School District 87 officials have their way, iPads will replace textbooks and novels next fall for all incoming freshmen.

     
  • District 87 close to vote on facilities referendum question Nov 5, 2013 5:30 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 is only a formal vote away from sending a proposal to fund $35 million of a $100 million master facilities plan to the ballot box. “In this case it’s a lot of needed infrastructure work on four old, tired assets of the community,” Superintendent David Larson said. “It’s going to take a lot of ground level work.”

     
  • District 87 to discuss facilities plan, iPads for incoming freshmen Nov 1, 2013 6:27 PM
    Armed with feedback from four community forums, Glenbard High School District 87 officials will discuss a proposal to fund $35 million of a $100 million master facilities plan through a referendum question to extend expiring bonds.

     
  • District 87 schools working to prepare students for job market Sep 16, 2013 12:48 PM
    Glenbard Superintendent David Larson says area schools are proactively structuring an engaging and rigorous learning environment where graduates will be equipped with skills and aptitudes needed for new middle-class jobs.

     
  • Some schools sweating through heat wave without air conditioning Aug 27, 2013 5:30 AM
    With the heat index inching closer to 100 degrees this week, students in some suburban schools are trying to keep cool without the benefit of air conditioning in the classroom. “It is a bit of a distraction because you’re trying to get your school year going,” said Mary Pat Johnson, of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in West Dundee. “But there’s nothing you can do.”

     
  • District 87 OKs funding for capital projects Aug 26, 2013 8:53 PM
    There’s a whole host of work Glenbard High School District 87 officials want to tackle over the course of the next decade at the four district high schools: classroom renovations and additions, roofing and mechanical work, and the addition of air conditioning to remaining areas at Glenbard East and West. In order to accelerate some of that work and take advantage of low interest rates, the school board voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the sale of $20 million in bonds that will help pay for a portion of capital improvements.

     
  • Glenbard South, West welcome new principals Aug 25, 2013 8:10 AM
    Students heading back to classes Monday at two Glen Ellyn-area high schools will be greeted by new principals, both of whom have been preparing for this moment since officially taking their jobs over the summer. Here's a look at what brought them to their jobs, and their visions for their schools.

     
  • Northwestern basketball coach among Glenbard guests on dangers of drugs Aug 21, 2013 5:30 AM
    It’s common for high school athletes and their parents to attend meetings before the start of every sports season when their coaches and school administrators warn about the use of alcohol and drugs. This year in Glenbard High School District 87, officials are bringing in some big names to spread that message — and they say it comes at a time as important as ever.

     
  • Field turf in store for parts of Glen Ellyn’s Newton Park Aug 15, 2013 5:30 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 and Glen Ellyn Park District are looking to consolidate several intergovernmental agreements involving facility use into one and incorporate a key proposal: adding field turf to a portion of Newton Park.

     
  • High-ranking Glenbard administrator stepping down Aug 14, 2013 1:22 PM
    Just weeks after starting a job that was the result of a recent promotion, a top Glenbard High School District 87 official resigned unexpectedly to take a position in another school district. Terri Hanrahan began work as Glenbard's coordinator of teaching and learning and Title I facilitator on July 1. She stepped down July 16. “I had eight great years at Glenbard. I'm very grateful to have had that opportunity,” Hanrahan said.

     
  • District 87 strives to get students ‘future ready’ Jul 12, 2013 12:51 PM
    Beyond the state and national government’s emphasis on measuring basic proficiency skills, Glenbard District 87 educators know graduates will need to be prepared for college, the global workplace and personal success.

     
  • Glenbard planning $100 million worth of improvements Jun 28, 2013 8:46 AM
    Glenbard High School District 87 is planning $100 million worth of facility improvements at its four schools, a portion of which will likely require voter approval. The building improvements include classroom renovations and additions, adding air conditioning to remaining areas at Glenbard East and West, and other mechanical work. The projects would take 10 years to complete and are proposed to be funded with a combination of annual district operations funds and proceeds from bond sales and extensions.

     
  • 5K celebrates former Glenbard North coach Jun 22, 2013 5:54 PM
    The 10th annual Bud’s Run, in remembrance of former Glenbard North High School cross county and track coach Harold “Bud” Swanson, was held Saturday in Carol Stream. Hundreds of runners hit the pavement in the rain at the Ross Ferraro Town Center near the high school where Swanson coached for more than 15 years.

     
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