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  • Honor for Schuler Scholars founder: Mar 25, 2014 7:34 PM
    A prestigious award has been announced for the Schuler Scholar Program founder.

     
  • District 116 supporters to examine how to accomplish high school work Mar 19, 2014 5:36 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 supporters plan to discuss how to accomplish a high school expansion and upgrades after voters refused to allow $29 million to be borrowed for the work. Unofficial totals from Tuesday’s election show the ballot measure was rejected 800-657.

     
  • Voters reject Dist. 116’s request to borrow for high school Mar 18, 2014 9:53 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 was rejected Tuesday in its request to borrow $29 million for high school expansion and renovation. With all 18 precincts counted, unofficial totals showed 800 against and 657 in favor. Ballot wording for the $29 million borrowing request did not seek approval for a property tax increase and specified the work would be done at Round Lake High School.

     
  • Some juicy Election Day action to watch in Lake County Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Some Lake County voters Tuesday will have a meaty primary ballot, including a Republican state representative race with an incumbent who received attention for supporting gay marriage and a measure seeking millions of dollars to save a former high school building.

     
  • School upgrade good for community Mar 13, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Hainesville letter to the editor: I’m a retired senior citizen on a fixed income. I’ve never had children or grandchildren in Round Lake Area District 116 schools, but I’m still going to vote “yes” for the addition to Round Lake High School,

     
  • Dist. 116 homeowners will pay more if $29 million OK’d Mar 10, 2014 5:14 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 officials say they want to clarify any potential misconceptions about next week's ballot measure seeking voter approval to borrow $29 million for high school renovation and expansion.

     
  • District 116 forum Tuesday: Mar 3, 2014 6:13 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 will host a forum Tuesday related to a ballot iniaitive seeking permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovations to the current structure.

     
  • Endorsement: Yes to debt restructure for RLHS expansion Feb 21, 2014 5:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote for the Round Lake Unit District 116 bond restructuring.

     
  • Dist. 116 depending on voters for Round Lake High expansion, renovations Feb 3, 2014 5:02 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 will go to voters next month seeking permission to borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and renovations to the current structure.

     
  • How suburban districts are handling changing ACT Jan 5, 2014 8:23 AM
    The ACT has been the benchmark for measuring college readiness since 1959. It's still an important factor, but things have changed: the test is tougher, it's graded harder, and suburban students are more diverse. “It has no resemblance to actual student performance,” said Steve Cordogan of District 214. Administrators are looking for new ways to measure college readiness and new programs to ensure it. We examined approaches in four school districts. Here's what we found.

     
  • Looking ahead to 2014 in Lake County Jan 3, 2014 6:00 AM
    Budgets have not been as tight as the economy continues to loosen, and projects of varying degrees are pending or proposed in several Lake County communities. Voters will have a say on local and state candidates in 2014 and some tax hike questions will be on the ballot as well. Those are among the items to watch in the coming year.

     
  • In memoriam 2013: Reflecting on those who died in Lake County Dec 24, 2013 4:26 PM
    In 2013, we said goodbye to several notable Lake County residents, who left indelible marks on their communities through impressive accomplishments and dedicated community service.

     
  • Voters to decide Round Lake High School expansion, building improvement plan Dec 19, 2013 5:30 AM
    Voters will decide if Round Lake Area Unit District 116 should borrow $29 million for a high school expansion and a variety of building improvements. By a 7-0 vote, District 116 board members this week passed a resolution authorizing placement of the borrowing question on the March 18 ballot. That day’s election also will feature primaries for state and Lake County offices.

     
  • New coats warm hearts of Round Lake Beach students Dec 3, 2013 4:16 PM
    Raymond Ellis Elementary School children joyfully shuffled through new coats that were dropped off Tuesday at the Round Lake Beach School by members of a local church. Christian Faith Fellowship Church Round Lake donated 50 warm weather coats for students in grades 1 to 5.

     
  • District 116 forum on possible Round Lake High School expansion Dec 2, 2013 4:47 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 will host a community forum Tuesday to include discussion on the possibility of a referendum to authorize borrowing for a high school expansion and renovation. It’ll run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Round Lake High School’s theater.

     
  • Round Lake District 116 gets upbeat restructuring report Nov 15, 2013 2:23 PM
    Changes made by Round Lake Area Unit District 116 to help boost student academic achievement are receiving an early thumbs-up from administrators.

     
  • Round Lake Dist. 116 studies expanding high schools without tax bite Nov 5, 2013 11:47 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 may be able to keep a hit on taxpayers to a minimum if millions of dollars are borrowed for a proposed high school expansion and renovation, a consultant said. “We can say, as a district, our (debt) payments will be pretty level for the next five to six years,” the consultant said.

     
  • Dist. 116 studying possible Round Lake High School expansion Nov 1, 2013 10:06 AM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 board members plan to discuss the best way to borrow several million dollars that would go toward a high school expansion and improvements. District 116 officials will gather as a finance committee for discussion Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Round Lake High School.

     
  • District 116 provides restructuring update for Round Lake Middle School Oct 30, 2013 4:38 PM
    Round Lake Area Unit District 116 has produced a video updating the community about the middle school's academic restructuring.

     
  • Step forward/step back activity illustrates marginalization Oct 15, 2013 5:27 AM
    In one U-46 diversity training exercise, participants were asked to line up and answer a series of questions, such as whether they had ever been denied a bank loan or had been stopped by police, or if someone clutches a purse tighter upon seeing them on the sidewalk. Based on their individual responses, each employee either moved a step back or a step forward.

     
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