Articles filed under Oak Grove District 68

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  • Oak Grove District 68 begins superintendent search Feb 24, 2012 5:30 AM
    The top educator at Oak Grove District 68 is leaving at the end of the school year for a position that will give her a closer connection to the classroom. "I really wanted to get closer to kids and teachers," said Janice Matthews, who is serving in her fifth year as superintendent at the K-8 district in Green Oaks. "I'm excited to be a principal again."

  • Oak Grove D68 residents get wish for higher taxes Dec 23, 2011 6:02 AM
    Oak Grove District 68 in Green Oaks has reversed an earlier decision to seek $500,000 less in property taxes and instead will seek the full amount allowed. The decision came after residents actually campaigned for the higher taxes. “This school is the centerpiece of the community and we should take every opportunity to protect the funding for it,” Wayne and Kristin Brown said in a letter to the board.

  • Lake County schools expand anti-bullying policies Dec 8, 2011 5:20 PM
    Officials at two Lake County elementary school districts say they are taking steps to better police the bullying issue and make it easier to report. Oak Grove District 68 in Green Oaks and neighboring Libertyville District 70 independently this week said they are pursuing new avenues to make schools safer.

  • Bullying topic of meeting: Dec 6, 2011 4:07 PM
    An update on the bully prevention policy, process and procedures is the topic of a special meeting of the Oak Grove School District 68 school board at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7.

  • Oak Grove District 68 seeks less in property taxes Dec 5, 2011 5:30 AM
    As taxing districts across Lake County determine how much to ask for next year, one school district is bucking the trend by seeking less. With a healthy reserve in the bank and declining enrollment, the Oak Grove Elementary District 68 board has decided it can function comfortably with $500,000 less than it received in property taxes last year.

  • Youth improv festival in Green Oaks Nov 19, 2011 8:53 AM
    Improv teams and clubs from the Chicago northern suburbs are invited to register for the North Suburban Youth Improv Festival to be held Dec. 3 at Oak Grove School in Green Oaks.

  • Oak Grove teachers, school board apart on salary, insurance Oct 18, 2011 5:02 PM
    Contract talks with teachers, usually a relatively smooth process in Oak Grove District 68, have hit a snag with the resulting gridlock spilling into public view. Salary and insurance compensation are the main points of contention.

  • School districts net award: Oct 14, 2011 4:45 PM
    Lincolnshire-Prairie View Elementary District 103 has received a Bright A+ Award from the SchoolSearch organization.

  • Oak Grove students receive grant to help Lambís Farm Sep 20, 2011 2:50 PM
    The Oak Grove School Education Foundation has awarded a mini grant to its eighth-grade team to fund a day of community service at Lambís Farm in Libertyville.

  • Town hall meeting to cover District 68 finances Sep 19, 2011 5:43 PM
    Lowering the amount asked in property taxes is expected to be among the items for discussion Thursday as Green Oaks-based Oak Grove District 68 hosts a town hall meeting on finances.

  • Libertyville coach's cancer diagnosis inspires benefit Aug 3, 2011 11:23 AM
    Nearly 100 students and alumni from Libertyville High School got to act like little kids again on Saturday during a tournament at Oak Grove Junior High to raise money in support of head football coach Randy Kuceyeski, who is battling throat cancer.

  • School districts share employees Jun 28, 2011 6:39 PM
    Neighboring elementary school districts in Lake County will share more than a ZIP code as part of a type of agreement expected to become more prevalent in public education.

  • Saturday soapbox Jun 18, 2011 9:31 AM
    Districts that aren't waiting for orders from the state to consolidate services. Safety in the pool. Long-delayed memorials. Just some of the topics in this week's Soapbox.

  • School districts may share resources Jun 8, 2011 5:49 PM
    In what might be a sign of things to come, Oak Grove School District 68 and Libertyvllle Elementary District 70 are in talks about sharing a finance director.

  • More Dist. 76 material appearing online Apr 11, 2011 5:27 PM
    A move to save money also has increased the amount of online information available regarding Diamond Lake Elementary District 76.

  • For Oak Grove Dist. 68: Hasler, Pirih, Yin Mar 15, 2011 6:52 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Anthony Pirih, Pen Yin and Lane Hassler.

  • Economy a factor in Oak Grove District 68 Mar 9, 2011 9:58 AM
    Finances havenít been as urgent an issue in Oak Grove Elementary District 68 as in some other areas, but falling enrollment and property values means board members will have to be vigilant, candidates for the school board say.

  • Anthony M. Pirih: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:13 PM
    Candidate information for Anthony M. Pirih, running for Oak Grove Elementary D68

  • Lane Hasler: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:13 PM
    Candidate information for Lane Hasler, running for Oak Grove Elementary D68

  • Peng Yin: Candidate Profile Feb 23, 2011 4:13 PM
    Candidate information for Peng Yin, running for Oak Grove Elementary D68

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