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  • 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.

  • 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.

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