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  • Wheeling won’t sign deal to share TIF funds with schools, parks Mar 19, 2014 4:29 PM
    Wheeling is willing to share excess funds from Tax Increment Financing districts with schools, libraries and parks boards, but will not sign a proposed agreement requiring them to do so, Village President Dean Argiris said. “We will distribute any surplus as we have in the past because it’s the right thing to do,” Argiris said, “but don’t hold a gun to my head.”

     
  • Wheeling sharing TIF surplus with school districts Mar 5, 2014 10:19 AM
    Wheeling has declared a surplus in its South Milwaukee Tax Increment Financing district, which means one-time payments totaling $2.5 million will go to local governments. Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will receive $1.1 million; Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will get $562,369; and the village of Wheeling will get $275,375.

     
  • District 21 board member meets with state representatives Feb 25, 2014 1:01 AM
    Community Consolidated School District 21 school board member Phil Pritzker joined more than 750 school board members and state school boards association leaders in Washington, D.C., in early February to advocate for strong public schools for all students.

     
  • Parents sue District 25 over bus stop location Feb 19, 2014 5:12 AM
    An out-of-district family has filed a lawsuit against Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, claiming the district refuses to provide a safe bus stop for their son who attends a private school in Arlington Heights.

     
  • Holmes school ready for Jazz in the Meadows competition Feb 17, 2014 2:50 PM
    Jazz in the Meadows, featuring almost 50 high schools and 15 middle schools, is Saturday. The chance to win top honors at the acclaimed 29-year-old festival has bands bringing out their best stuff. Holmes Middle School in Mount Prospect is coming off a win at the North Shore Jazz Festival, while Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove has won eight of the last 11 times.

     
  • Residents, schools air concerns about Wheeling TIF plans Feb 6, 2014 7:23 AM
    School district representatives and Wheeling residents who may be impacted by the village's plans to re-establish a pair of Tax Increment Finance districts aired their concerns Tuesday at a public hearing. Their concerns ranged from lost revenues for schools, libraries and parks to fears the village would use the TIF as a means of condemning older homes.

     
  • District 21 opposes Wheeling’s TIF plans, saying taxpayers will lose Feb 4, 2014 1:45 PM
    Re-establishing two Tax Increment Financing districts in Wheeling will hurt other taxing bodies, especially school districts, and increase tax bills for property taxpayers, officials in Wheeling Elementary School District 21 say. District officials plan to speak out against the village's TIF plans at a public hearing Tuesday.

     
  • Dist. 21 board member to advocate for public education in D.C. Jan 28, 2014 6:31 PM
    Wheeling Township Elementary School District 21 board member Phil Pritzker will join a delegation of school board members from across the country later this week in Washington, D.C., to advocate for public education.

     
  • Northwest suburbs continue to aid tornado-ravaged Washington, Ill. Jan 8, 2014 2:43 PM
    While this week suburban residents focused their efforts on fighting severe cold and helping their neighbors cope, up through the holiday reports continued to emerge of the work local residents and governments did to help in the wake of the Nov. 17 tornado that ravaged Washington, Ill. The destruction throughout the area was massive. What follows are reports on some of the activities it engendered locally.

     
  • School districts in alternate universes Dec 30, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Gerry Shacter of Buffalo Grove complains that educator salaries are more and more out of step with the community, and says administrators have to do a better job negotiating. "The next time you negotiate, keep in mind that my family is at the table too," he writes.

     
  • Students in District 21 show community what they do Nov 26, 2013 12:46 PM
    Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 invited family, friends and community members to each of its middle schools to showcase student learning at State of the Schools events held during first two weeks of November.

     
  • Wheeling Twp. District 21 hosts “State of the Schools” events Nov 4, 2013 1:44 PM
    Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will host parents, friends and members of the community at its middle schools in the coming weeks for the annual State of the Schools evenings. This year’s focus, “A Celebration of Student Learning,” will give attendees the chance to hear from students about their learning and growth, and celebrate the achievements made in the schools every day.

     
  • Air-conditioning District 21 schools would cost $17 million Oct 23, 2013 5:27 AM
    Air-conditioning all the schools in Wheeling Elementary District 21 would cost about $17 million, and the district might ask voters in March to approve issuing bonds to pay for it, representatives of the 13 schools heard Tuesday.

     
  • Dist. 21 wants input on air-conditioning schools Oct 13, 2013 8:00 AM
    Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 will hold the first meeting of its Air Conditioning Task Force 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Gill Administration Center, 999 West Dundee Road, Wheeling. “This first informational meeting will give our community the opportunity to look at all aspects of managing warm weather in our schools,” Superintendent Kate Hyland said.

     
  • CCSD21 partners with Hands-On Chicago and Discover Oct 11, 2013 9:45 PM
    Kilmer Elementary School partnered with Hands-On Chicago and Discover Financial Services to provide an authentic learning experience for students through the development and completion of a beautification project focused on improving the Kilmer school grounds.

     
  • Some schools sweating through heat wave without air conditioning Aug 27, 2013 5:30 AM
    With the heat index inching closer to 100 degrees this week, students in some suburban schools are trying to keep cool without the benefit of air conditioning in the classroom. “It is a bit of a distraction because you’re trying to get your school year going,” said Mary Pat Johnson, of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School in West Dundee. “But there’s nothing you can do.”

     
  • Gender gap persists in STEM education participation Aug 23, 2013 5:27 AM
    Jane Halloran doesn't hesitate when asked about her future career plans. The South Elgin teen has been certain she'll go into environmental engineering ever since her introduction to Project Lead the Way, a national curriculum preparing students for science, technology, engineering and math fields. She's in the minority, however. Both in the suburbs and nationally girls' participation in science education continues to lag.

     
  • Most primary schools in Northwest suburbs reopened today Aug 21, 2013 1:43 PM
    Many of the elementary school districts in the Northwest suburbs began a new year of school on Wednesday. Among the districts where classes resumed were Wheeling Township Elementary District 21, Prospect Heights Elementary District 23, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25, River Trails Elementary District 26, Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54, Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 and Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59.

     
  • District 21 will equip students with Chromebooks Jun 23, 2013 3:58 PM
    Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 is going chrome -- as in leasing 2,400 Chromebooks for their students to use on the new state assessment tests. But the Chromebooks will enable kids to do much more than just take tests, say officials.

     
  • Union teacher conference costs some taxpayers twice Jun 5, 2013 5:17 AM
    Taxpayers in 57 suburban school districts spent more than $200,000 on the salaries of 276 teachers and other employees for days spent attending a union conference in April. In some of those school districts, taxpayers picked up the cost of substitutes, as well, while in others the union covered those costs.

     
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