Articles filed under Palatine Township District 15

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  • Palatine Dist. 15 helps interns ‘live the life of a teacher’ Dec 18, 2014 5:09 PM
    A school of sorts in Palatine Township Elementary District 15 is graduating its biggest class ever. This fall, the district welcomed 20 teachers-in-training who snagged one-year internships. They are all young women and students from Illinois State University’s College of Education.

     
  • Dist. 211 calendar change poses question for feeder districts Dec 14, 2014 9:11 AM
    If Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 changes the start and end times of its school year in 2016, both of its feeder elementary districts - Palatine Township Elementary District 15 and Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 - would have to consider doing the same.

     
  • Audit: $21 million in ‘urgent’ Palatine Twp. Dist. 15 repairs needed Dec 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    After inspecting schools, architects and engineers say Palatine Township Elementary District 15 would have to spend roughly $21 million to fix high-priority safety issues. The state requires school districts to complete the audit once every decade. Chicago-based architectural firm STR partners has recommended about $119 million in construction projects in buildings where students are taught, but $21 million of it is "urgent."

     
  • Girls’ math, science conference Feb. 7 Dec 2, 2014 2:10 PM
    Registration is now open for the fifth annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science) Conference from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7, at Conant High School in Hoffman Estates. The conference is for fifth- and sixth-grade girls and their parents in Palatine Township Elementary District 15, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 or any private schools within the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 attendance area.

     
  • Editorial: Time for a checkup on red-light camera use Nov 28, 2014 5:01 AM
    Red-light cameras are in the news again, so perhaps it's time for towns to do a checkup on them. Are they being used for safety, and not revenue? a Daily Herald editorial asks.

     
  • Rolling Meadows preschool grateful for volunteer ‘Grandma Pat’ Nov 27, 2014 6:21 AM
    Pat Hollerbach wears silly costumes, plays with toys and easily slides into the world of preschoolers. But its her nurturing that has students -- and the principal of a Rolling Meadows school-- calling the 85-year-old volunteer, "Grandma Pat." “She’s kind of the one that if they’re having a bad day or crying, they go and sit on Grandma Pat’s lap,” Peg Lasiewicki says.“She is the one that makes them feel all better.”

     
  • Palatine Dist. 15 not on board yet with $3 million in construction projects Nov 13, 2014 12:00 PM
    Palatine Township Elementary District 15 officials have unveiled a plan to spend nearly $2.9 million on plumbing and parking lot repairs at three schools next summer. But several school board members wondered whether there are more pressing needs. “We haven't received any information at all about what's urgent,” board member Scott Herr said.

     
  • Lake Zurich Unit District 95 critical of proposal to redistribute state education funding Oct 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    Concerned about the possible loss of $3 million annually, Lake Zurich Unit District 95 wants residents to encourage lawmakers to oppose a proposal that would change how the state funds schools. District 95's position is shared by other suburban school systems.

     
  • Harper College toasts ‘Distinguished Alumni’ honorees Oct 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    Harper College held an intimate ceremony Wednesday night recognizing eight alums for the contributions in their careers and community.

     
  • Northwest suburban educators ‘will not stand’ for state funding cuts Oct 31, 2014 1:18 AM
    Three Northwest suburban school districts held a joint forum Thursday night to rally parents and taxpayers against Senate Bill 16, a controversial proposal that would redistribute state funding among Illinois public school districts. “This would be a major disruption to the services that this community offers and to the services that your students receive, and we will not stand for that,” Palatine-Schaumburg District 211 Superintendent Dan Cates told the crowd.

     
  • School districts host forum on Senate Bill 16 Oct 19, 2014 4:26 PM
    The public is invited to a forum hosted by Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Palatine Township Elementary District 15 and Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 to share information about Senate Bill 16 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Schaumburg High School, 1100 W. Schaumburg Road in Schaumburg. Officials from the three districts say Senate Bill 16 would dramatically reduce their state funding by redistributing general state aid they now receive to districts in other communities.

     
  • Harper College recognizes Hanover Park mayor, other alumni Oct 17, 2014 4:36 PM
    Harper College will recognize eight alumni for their career and community impact, including Hanover Park Mayor Rodney Craig. "From the very faculty who taught them to the students learning on the same campus that helped so many alumni get their start, recipients of this award are inspiring others,” Alumni Relations and Special Events Director Fredia Martin said.

     
  • Bartlett International Day of Peace event raises funds for nonprofit Sep 20, 2014 7:40 AM
    Bartlett will play host Sunday to one of the biggest fundraisers for Play for Peace, a nonprofit group that teaches kids about cooperation through play in places of conflict across the globe.

     
  • Palatine Dist. 15 board members boycott portrait for good governance award Sep 12, 2014 5:30 AM
    A photo op to celebrate good governance in Palatine Township Elementary District 15 turned into a boycott of sorts when three school board members refused to join in. "It's very disappointing," Superintendent Scott Thompson said.

     
  • Palatine Dist. 15 board approves $151 million budget Sep 12, 2014 6:21 PM
    A budget that relies on reserves to pay for a $4 million deficit set up a back-and-forth between the Palatine Township Elementary District 15 superintendent and one school board official. "We're setting ourselves up for failure," board member Scott Herr said.

     
  • Unhappy Dist. 15 board member wants feedback on deficit spending Sep 9, 2014 6:37 PM
    A Palatine Township Elementary District 15 school board member is urging taxpayers to speak out about a budget that calls for a roughly $4 million deficit. The board is expected to approve the blueprint Wednesday, but Scott Herr says he will vote "no."

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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