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  • Lombard Dist. 44 names new superintendent Dec 12, 2014 4:48 PM
    A 51-year-old superintendent overseeing schools in the near-West Suburbs has been selected to run Lombard Elementary District 44. Michael Robey will take the helm on July 1. He said he hopes to lead the district for many years to come. “Lombard’s an excellent school district with high expectations, and one that truly values and supports a quality education system,” he said. “It just seems like a great place to work.”

  • Lombard families celebrate new playground Nov 8, 2014 8:34 PM
    Volunteers gathered Saturday morning to help spread mulch around new playground equipment at the William Hammerschmidt Elementary School Learn + Play Gardens in Lombard. The gathering was part of a celebration for the opening of “Phase 2” of the school’s green playspace. "Our families and community have worked tirelessly to raise funds and make this dream a reality,” said Ted Stec, the district’s assistant superintendent of finance.

  • Lombard’s Park View School wins national Blue Ribbon Oct 5, 2014 4:37 PM
    Lombard Elementary District 44’s Park View School was one of 337 schools across the country to win a Blue Ribbon for excellence. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Park View was chosen under the overall academic excellence; which is called Exemplary High Performing School.

  • State education board recognizes best suburban teachers Jun 11, 2014 9:56 PM
    A dozen suburban teachers are among 29 educators statewide recognized for being the best in their respective fields for the 2013-14 school year. The Illinois State Board of Education and the two largest teachers unions presented the educators with awards for their exemplary work in the classroom during a luncheon Wednesday at the governor’s mansion in Springfield.

  • Lombard District 44 picks two interim superintendents Jun 11, 2014 5:26 PM
    Two retired superintendents have been chosen to temporarily fill the shoes of Lombard Elementary District 44’s James Blanche, who is retiring June 30. Kenneth Cull, former superintendent of Itasca School District 10, and Patricia Wernet, former superintendent of Lisle Community Unit School District 202, will each serve as interim superintendents in District 44 for half of the 2014-15 school year.

  • Pension penalties drop, but some schools still owe over $100,000 May 18, 2014 8:33 AM
    Two of the largest suburban school districts paid six-figure penalties for giving pension-boosting pay hikes for retiring educators in the 2012-2013 school year, eight years after a state law was adopted to discourage schools from doing so. But another suburban school district, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, paid about $25,000 in penalties for the 2012-2013 school year — far less than the year before, when it paid nearly half a million dollars, according to records from the state's Teachers' Retirement System.

  • Exhibit highlights Lombard students’ art Feb 6, 2014 10:23 AM
    More than 60 pieces of art by Lombard Elementary District 44 students will be showcased in the village hall Community Room Sunday, March 3, through April 7 in connection with nationally recognized Youth Art Month.

  • Lombard District 44 superintendent stepping down Jan 29, 2014 5:35 PM
    Superintendent Jim Blanche has decided to step down after serving as the leader of Lombard Elementary District 44 for a decade.Blanche, 66, said he had one more year left in his contract, but decided 10 years — which he said is longer than most superintendents serve — was enough. His last day will be June 30. “It’s been a good place for me,” he said. “It was a great thing for me personally and professionally.”

  • Power outages disrupt classes at two Lombard schools Sep 19, 2013 2:24 PM
    Power outages at two schools in Lombard Elementary District 44 interrupted classes Thursday morning and caused large numbers of parents to keep their children home. Power went out at 11 p.m. Wednesday at Glenn Westlake Middle School and Manor Hill Elementary, two facilities serving nearly 1,300 students, officials said. Power was not restored until 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

  • Lombard District 44 names new principals Aug 8, 2013 5:35 PM
    Students returning to classes this fall will be greeted by new principals at three schools in Lombard Elementary District 44, officials said Thursday.

  • Some scores out of date for transparency project Jul 29, 2013 9:51 AM
    Officials from the city of Elgin and DuPage Forest Preserve District say transparency grades recently made public by a watchdog group reflect outdated numbers. “We're being held accountable, but no one's holding them accountable,” said Sue Olafson, a forest district spokeswoman.

  • District 44 picks assistant superintendent Jul 23, 2013 4:41 PM
    A veteran educator and administrator, Ted Stec, has been named assistant superintendent of finance and operations in Lombard Elementary District 44, officials said Tuesday. Stec, who assumed his duties July 1, comes with 12 years of experience in education, including stints with Burbank School District 111 and Argo High School District 217.

  • Villa Park cops seek man who grabbed 13-year-old girl May 23, 2013 3:44 PM
    Police are searching for a man who grabbed a 13-year-old girl by the arm after asking her for money and offering her drugs while she walked to school Thursday morning in Villa Park, authorities said. The encounter occurred about 8 a.m. near Westmore Avenue and Terrace Street.

  • DuPage school districts honored in Itasca Apr 22, 2013 4:53 PM
    Twenty DuPage County schools were recognized in Itasca on Monday for being named to the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll, which celebrates schools showing substantial academic improvement.

  • District 62 names assistant superintendent for student services Apr 17, 2013 11:07 AM
    Des Plaines Elementary District 62 has named Ellen Teelucksingh the assistant superintendent for student services, effective July 1. Teelucksingh replaces Brad Voehringer, who was recently hired to lead Pennoyer School District 79 in Norridge. Teelucksingh currently serves as the assistant superintendent for special services in Lombard District 44.

  • Lombard park, school districts discussing tennis court upkeep Apr 12, 2013 4:40 PM
    Parents are pushing for repairs to two tennis courts near Pleasant Lane school in Lombard Elementary District 44 that they say are no longer safe, leading the school district and the Lombard Park District to begin discussing a possible partnership to fix the cracking courts. "Neighbors are talking about the grass growing on the courts," Pleasant Lane parent Cathy McNulty said. "I don't ever remember them being in good shape."

  • District 44 candidates share views on technology Mar 20, 2013 4:15 PM
    SMART Boards, iPads and robotics programs are becoming as common in suburban schools as pencils, notebooks and calculators, but technology — and how much should be spent on it — can be a divisive topic in education. Six candidates running for four seats on the Lombard Elementary District 44 school board all say they value appropriate technology in the district's seven schools. But candidates offer different perspectives about the need for productive use of the technology, the importance of maintaining human interaction and the need for a cost-benefit analysis of all new technological purchases.

  • Endorsements: Del Alcazar, Kankovsky, Lynch, Schroder for Lombard Elementary Dist. 44 schools Mar 20, 2013 2:17 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Tony Del Alcazar, Gayle Kankovsky, Kristina Lynch and John Schroder for Lombard Elementary Dist. 44 school board.

  • Courtney Simek: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Courtney Simek, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • John Schroder: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for John Schroder, running for Lombard District 44 School Board (4-year Terms)

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