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  • Dist. 15, Rolling Meadows police crack down on drivers who ignore bus signs Aug 14, 2014 5:49 PM
    A maker of red-light cameras has found new business in suburban school districts. Several are experimenting with cameras that catch drivers blowing stop signs on school buses. In Rolling Meadows, police will review footage to catch violators and issue $150 tickets.

     
  • Dist. 15 projects $3.6 million budget deficit Aug 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 plans to dip into reserves to pay for a roughly $3.6 million shortfall in the proposed budget for the new fiscal year. But several school board members voiced concerns about that outlook during a hearing on the spending plan Wednesday night. "If the board approves a deficit, it tells the administration it's OK to deficit spend," board member Scott Herr said.

     
  • Palatine school nurtures community garden for food pantries Aug 14, 2014 6:34 PM
    Green thumbs in the making are growing a community garden at Lake Louise Elementary in Palatine. Veggies cultivated by students and parents have gone to a food pantry and Superintendent Scott Thompson, who received some of the fresh produce during a school board meeting this week.

     
  • District 211 saves millions fighting tax appeals Jul 28, 2014 5:31 AM
    Since 1998, Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 has spent $1.06 million fighting the tax appeals of commercial property owners, winning back $12.25 million from settled and withdrawn challenges. "We believe it is our duty and our responsibility," Superintendent Dan Cates said.

     
  • Palatine student, 12, will dine at first lady’s dinner Jul 4, 2014 4:43 PM
    A Palatine girl, 12, has earned an invite to a White House state dinner hosted by first lady Michelle Obama. How Tess Boghossian won the trip has something to with President Abraham Lincoln, quinoa and a little persistence. "It's a real honor," she said.

     
  • Dist. 15 says illness led to principal’s reassignment Jun 30, 2014 11:09 PM
    The Palatine Township Elementary District 15 school board on Monday night approved a termination agreement with longtime employee Mary Szuch that accommodates her recent major health problem. Szuch attended the special meeting and thanked the board for approving the arrangement.

     
  • Dist. 15 names new principal of Palatine school Jun 27, 2014 4:32 PM
    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 has named a new principal of Hunting Ridge Elementary School. Kristine Seifert will step into the role starting July 1.

     
  • Dist. 15 to pay $45,000 to settle lawsuit Jun 26, 2014 4:30 PM
    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 will pay a former teacher $45,000 as part of a settlement agreement the school board approved this week.

     
  • Palatine District 15 provides free breakfasts for eligible students, community members Jun 13, 2014 4:29 PM
    Palatine Township District 15 will offer free, nutritious breakfasts to eligible students and anyone under 18 -- regardless of income -- beginning June 30, officials say. The district will serve the meals Mondays through Thursdays.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Teachers bring teamwork to Palatine classroom Jun 9, 2014 12:48 PM
    Natalie Saia and Tony Leva started teaching together this school year, creating a collaborative classroom for students with special needs and ones without them. That atmosphere springs from their own example. Two teachers who treat each other as equals. Two teachers who learn from each other. “Words can't describe how awesome these teachers are,” said Brandyn Manzek, 12.

     
  • Children celebrate their day with games, stories in Palatine May 23, 2014 11:38 AM
    On Wednesday, April 30, the Palatine Library hosted a program celebrating Día de los Niños (Children’s Day). This is a day that celebrates children and connects them to the world of learning through books and libraries.

     
  • Suburban schools can no longer require birth certificates May 20, 2014 9:57 AM
    Federal officials say school districts' policy requiring an original birth certificate to register students for school discriminates against undocumented immigrants. Many suburban districts are now scrambling to figure out how to verify the age of potential students. “We don't deny anybody an education or access to school. But it does present some difficulties and challenges as to verifying a child's real age,” a Palatine school official said.

     
  • Palatine District 15 notches government transparency award May 18, 2014 4:15 PM
    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 has received a Sunshine Award from the Illinois Policy Institute for its display of budgets, audits and other public information online.

     
  • Palatine District 15 searches for venues for proposed soccer teams May 16, 2014 5:00 AM
    Junior high school principals in Palatine Township Elementary District 15 are pushing for interscholastic soccer teams. The sport has a strong following among students, some of whom are kept on the sidelines because of the high cost of travel teams, officials say.

     
  • Rolling Meadows students get lessons blending the arts with STEM May 15, 2014 5:30 AM
    Jeanne Wall sang, danced and performed with a puppet Wednesday for kindergartners at a Rolling Meadows school. But behind the giggles and clapping, she also taught science and math lessons usually reserved for the older kids.

     
  • New Dist. 15 assistant superintendent takes post May 27 May 11, 2014 4:42 PM
    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 has hired Meg McEnery-Schnoor as a new assistant superintendent. She will assume the post May 27. "The district is fortunate to welcome Meg to the leadership team, and I know all of us will benefit from her work on behalf of students," Superintendent Scott Thompson said in a statement.

     
  • Palatine school teams up with nonprofit for public art project May 6, 2014 7:05 PM
    Jane Addams Elementary students are installing a mural this week with the help of professional artists from Chicago. They are learning a process called bricolage -- blending mosaics, photography and sculpture -- and civic pride. "The whole goal is to build community and empower the kids," teacher Mary Mathey said.

     
  • New early learning centers in suburbs help make Illinois a leader May 3, 2014 8:00 AM
    A wave of new, purpose-built early learning centers among suburban school districts stands as local evidence for the claim of experts and advocates that Illinois is a national leader in the field of early childhood education. “If you look at where you can be best invested to make a difference, preschool is one of the best investments you can make,” said Larry Joseph, research director for Voices for Illinois Children.

     
  • Mom from Morocco finds early childhood program invaluable May 3, 2014 8:00 AM
    Since she discovered Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54’s early childhood program, mother-of-two Housna Ghazoualine has found peace of mind in more ways than one. Not only has the program helped her older daughter, 5-year-old Zaynab Hakimi, with her English and other skills, but Ghazoualine has benefited from the social network that helped her overcome feelings of isolation after emigrating from Morocco.

     
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