Articles filed under Mount Prospect District 57

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  • Dist. 57 wins national awards for communication efforts, launches redesigned website Aug 22, 2014 2:47 PM
    Mount Prospect School District 57’s communications efforts have been honored by the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The District won the following two awards:

  • Dist. 57 receives awards for communication efforts Aug 20, 2014 5:07 PM
    Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 has received two awards from the National School Public Relations Association for the district’s recent communications efforts, officials announced. The NSPRA gave District 57 the 2014 “Golden Achievement Award,” which recognizes efforts to inform the public in a cost-effective manner, and the 2014 “Award of Merit,” which recognizes the district’s electronic newsletter.

  • Mount Prospect elementary districts start year with new programs Aug 18, 2014 11:07 AM
    School opens this week in Mount Prospect's two elementary districts. Leaders of River Trails District 26 and Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 say that the ongoing transition to the Common Core will be a big part of the new year's educational approach.

  • Concert benefits Dist. 57 music students May 30, 2014 4:43 PM
    Music fans and Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 supporters are invited to the Music Scholarship Benefit Concert on June 1 at the Blues Bar. Admission and raffle proceeds support the Music Ensemble Scholarship Fund.

  • New Dist. 57 board member brings business skills to post Mar 13, 2014 5:37 PM
    When Jennifer Kobus and her husband were in the market for a new home, there was only one area under consideration. "I wanted to live in District 57," Kobus said. Nine years later, the mother of three is a member of the school board, having been appointed to fill the vacancy created when Sann Knipple resigned.

  • Union head says Dist. 57 teachers happy with contract Mar 5, 2014 6:07 PM
    The head of the teachers union in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 said Wednesday that union members feel a new sense of optimism in the wake of recent contract negotiations. “Teachers feel like we have more of a voice in the district now,” said Michelle Walsh, president of the Mount Prospect Education Association. “And I think our relationship with the central district administration and the school board is stronger because of the whole experience.”

  • District 57 ratifies, releases contract details Feb 24, 2014 6:40 PM
    Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 released details Monday of its newly ratified, four-year teachers’ contract, as well as a joint statement with the union expressing mutual satisfaction with the long-negotiated agreement. School board President Karen Nejdl said one point both sides agreed on and sought to rectify was that the district’s teachers have been among the lowest paid in the area.

  • District 57 teachers union ratifies tentative deal Feb 19, 2014 2:40 PM
    Teachers in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 ratified a tentative teachers contract this week with a unanimous vote, the Mount Prospect Education Association announced. The deal, reached after nearly a year of sometimes contentious negotiations, will be official when the District 57 school board approves it, which could happen later this week.

  • District 57, teachers union reach deal to avoid strike Feb 11, 2014 5:50 PM
    The Mount Prospect Elementary School District 57 board and Mount Prospect Education Association negotiators reached a tentative contract agreement late Monday, averting a potential teachers strike affecting more than 2,000 students. Terms were not disclosed.

  • Dist. 57 reports progress after nine-hour session, more talks planned Feb 10, 2014 7:33 PM
    The Mount Prospect Elementary School District 57 board and its teachers union met for nearly nine hours Sunday and met again Monday in an effort to avoid a potential strike effecting more than 2,000 students. The board and the Mount Prospect Education Association issued a joint statement Monday morning saying progress was made during the latest round of talks and both sides are encouraged and hopeful that a deal will be reached soon.

  • No deal yet, but District 57, union still talking Feb 6, 2014 5:43 PM
    District negotiators and teachers-union representatives in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 continue to work hard on a new deal. The two sides met for about five hours Wednesday night, and additional sessions are scheduled Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

  • ‘The children need to be heard’ in D57 Feb 3, 2014 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Denise Mortellaro complains that the Mount Prospect District 57 school board did not allow her to finish her tribute to the teaching staff at a recent board meeting, and cut off her daughter, too.

  • District 57 teachers file intent-to-strike notice Jan 31, 2014 12:23 PM
    The union representing teachers in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 voted overwhelmingly Thursday night to declare an intent to strike — a formal declaration that legally paves the way for an actual strike as soon as 10 days from now. During a closed-door meeting of the Mt. Prospect Education Association, 97 percent of members present voted in favor of declaring their intent to strike.

  • Strike authorization disappoints Dist. 57 teachers, board Jan 31, 2014 5:57 PM
    School board members and teachers union representatives in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 expressed disappointment Friday that a declaration of intent to strike made by the union Thursday night had to come so soon after a cordial face-to-face meeting between the two sides.

  • D57 school board should stay tough Jan 30, 2014 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Ben Nejdl encourages the District 57 school board to stay tough in negotiating with the teachers union.

  • Knipple resigns from Dist. 57 school board, search on for replacement Jan 23, 2014 4:33 PM
    sMount Prospect Elementary District 57 is on the hunt for a new school board member. A vacancy was created after Sann Knipple resigned her post on Jan. 16. In a letter she handed to the rest of the board, Knipple said she decided to resign because of growing obligations in her personal and professional lives.

  • Union: Recent bargaining session in Dist. 57 “fruitful” Jan 22, 2014 6:16 PM
    A short time after expressing frustration about ongoing teacher-contract talks, the union representing teachers in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 said that a face-to-face bargaining session held this week was productive. Negotiators from the Mount Prospect Education Association and the district met Tuesday night.

  • District 57 contract negotiations getting heated Jan 17, 2014 5:38 PM
    After almost a year of negotiating, contract talks in Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 are no closer to a resolution. Both the school board president and education association made public statements at a school board meeting on Thursday addressing the distance between the two, which has now resulted in the union filing that an impasse has been reached.

  • Slow pace of contract talks frustrates Prospect Heights, Mount Prospect educators Dec 12, 2013 5:06 PM
    Teacher-contract talks have gone more slowly than expected in Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, a situation that has frustrated both sides. The negotiations are proceeding with the help of a federal mediator, and the recent goverment shutdown delayed talks, officials say. Meanwhile, talks continue in nearby Mount Prospect Elementary District 57, also with the help of a federal mediator.

  • Mt. Prospect school mourning loss of beloved teacher Dec 11, 2013 5:48 AM
    Organizers of a fundraiser for Mount Prospect teacher Linda Frahm said it would be a “miracle” if the guest of honor attended the event last Thursday. When she did, guests leapt to their feet in a prolonged standing ovation. “She worked very hard at making sure she was well enough to be there,” said her husband, Tim. Three days later, Frahm passed away. She was 49.

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