Articles filed under Medinah District 11

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  • Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighbors Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.

  • How Medinah’s proposed tax cut could cost schools Mar 26, 2014 3:11 PM
    Officials at the exclusive Medinah Country Club near Roselle are attempting to reduce the property tax burden by nearly 80 percent for each of the last three years. If successful, two school districts would have to repay the club roughly $300,000 each, or essentially the equivalent of 12 new teachers' salaries, officials said.

  • Former Lake Park superintendent taking reins in Medinah Apr 26, 2013 12:15 PM
    A former longtime superintendent in Lake Park High School District 108 is returning to the area to take the reins of Medinah Elementary District 11. John Butts, who resigned his Lake Park post in April 2010 after eight years with the district and with two years still remaining on his contract, was named the new superintendent in Medinah on Thursday night. He begins work July 1 with a two-year contract that will pay him $167,000 annually plus benefits. He replaces Joseph Bailey, who is stepping down after 10 years with the Medinah district to take a similar position in Lincolnwood.

  • The Soapbox Mar 30, 2013 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors' thoughts on campaign signs, the cost of primaries and a tribute to a mayor are just part of what you'll find in The Soapbox, local elections edition.

  • Endorsements: In District 11, we endorse Durante, Mallory, Strzewski; find Ott and Schwede qualified too Mar 25, 2013 6:07 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Stephen Durante, Jim Mallory and Polly Strzewski for the Medinah Elementary District 11 school board, and recommends Dale Ott and Jeff Schwede for consideration too.

  • Dale Ott: Candidate Profile Mar 27, 2013 6:03 PM
    Candidate information for Dale Ott, running for Medinah District 11 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Mara Thanos: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Mara Thanos, running for Medinah District 11 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Polly Strzewski: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Polly Strzewski, running for Medinah District 11 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Jim Mallory: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Jim Mallory, running for Medinah District 11 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Stephen Durante: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Stephen Durante, running for Medinah District 11 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Jeff Schwede: Candidate Profile Mar 8, 2013 8:59 AM
    Candidate information for Jeff Schwede, running for Medinah District 11 School Board (4-year Terms)

  • Suburban superintendents offer safety assurances Dec 17, 2012 4:32 PM
    Suburban superintendents offered condolences to the Connecticut victims and assurances of their districts' safety procedures through emails to parents and on websites. "I want to assure you that safety of our students is our top priority and that our schools have comprehensive crisis plans in place to guide us through a variety of emergency situations should the need arise," said Ed Rafferty, Schaumburg Elementary District 54

  • Majority of DuPage districts fail to meet federal standards Oct 31, 2012 6:02 AM
    Out of 30 school districts in the Daily Herald's DuPage County coverage area, 24 failed to make adequate yearly progress in 2012 as defined by the No Child Left Behind act. In many “failing” districts, officials say AYP has risen to an almost unattainable level. “All districts in the state will fail to meet state targets at some point when the target is 100 percent,” said Lori Bein, superintendent of Roselle District 12.

  • District 11 to close, offer parking for Ryder Sep 20, 2012 2:48 PM
    Officials in Medinah Elementary District 11 vowed more than a year ago to keep schools open as much as possible during the 39th annual Ryder Cup golf tournament next week, but they ultimately chose to cancel classes Thursday and Friday. While school is closed, District 11 is teaming up with the nearby Medinah Park District to rent out parking spaces for the tournament.

  • Medinah Primary principal retiring after 26 years May 2, 2012 6:32 PM
    Rita Markgraf retires May 30 as principal at Medinah Primary School, capping a 26-year career in Medinah Elementary District 11. "The beauty of my work is getting to know families. There was trust built with a familiar face and someone they know. I felt committed to make a difference."

  • Medinah Dist. 11 to work around Ryder Cup closures Sep 26, 2011 12:09 PM
    Officials in Medinah Elementary District 11 are working to keep their schools open as much as possible during the the 39th Ryder Cup golf tournament next September at nearby Medinah Country Club.

  • Roselle mentor makes a difference in students’ lives Jul 11, 2011 11:49 AM
    Nine years ago, Ken Black of Roselle started the mentoring program that serves Lake Park High School and its feeder districts. The program matches students who need some extra attention with adult mentors, who meet with them weekly. Now he's ready to turn over the reins of the program.

  • Dist. 11: Economy, apathy foiled tax hike Apr 7, 2011 3:42 PM
    For the second time in a row, voters rejected Medinah School District 11's request to borrow $8 million for building improvements. And this time around the community organized support for the measure.

  • $8 million Medinah schools tax hike fails Apr 5, 2011 11:29 PM
    For the third time in seven years, voters in Medinah District 11 rejected a multimillion-dollar tax increase for school improvements. With all eight precincts reporting, residents voted 841 to 342 against a referendum request for the district to borrow $8 million for upgrades at two schools and the elimination of a third, unofficial results show.

  • How Dist. 11 would use possible school sale proceeds Mar 25, 2011 12:59 PM
    As Medinah School District 11 prepares to ask voters' permission to borrow $8 million to improve two school buildings and eliminate a third, the school board votes this week to dedicate proceeds from the possible building sale to paying down debt.

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