Two Crystal Lake Teachers’ Unions Fund McHenry Democratic Party County Board Candidate

When I reported on Arne Waltmire’s candidacy for the McHenry County Board from District 4 (McHenry, Richmond and Spring Grove), I told of his running seventh out of nine for the McHenry County College Board in 2013. Having taken a … Continue reading

Cary School District 26 Contract Press Release

Here’s the press release about the teachers’ contract which the Cary School Board ratified last night: District 26 Board Ratifies Teacher Contract November 1, 2011 The Board of Education of Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 announced today that they … Continue reading

Cary Grade School Teacher Contract Settlement Reached, But Details Kept Secret

A press release from Cary Elementary School District 26: Board and CEA Reach Tentative Agreement on All Issues The Board of Education of Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 and the Cary Education Association, which represents the teachers in labor … Continue reading

What’s Being Released to the Public about Cary Grade School Teachers’ Contract

Here’s what’s on the web site: Joint Press Release Cary BOE and CEA posted 5 hours ago by Caryil d26 The Board of Education of Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 and The Cary Education Association which represents the teachers … Continue reading

District 26 School Board and Teachers Union Meeting Tonight

The teachers in Cary Grade Schools are teaching. They could be striking as the School Board imposed a contract on them. But, they’re not striking. They want to talk more. The meeting is at the Cary Junior High. = = … Continue reading

Cary School Teachers Don’t Strike

Wednesday was the first day of school and teachers were not striking. They were asking for more negotiations. Maybe there will be a meeting next week. … Continue reading

Cary Grade School Board Imposes “Last Best” Offer Terms on School Teachers, Strike a Possibility

A press release from Cary Elementary School District 26: Board Imposes Last Best Offer for the Start of School The Cary District 26 School Board regrets to announce that it has been unable to reach a negotiated agreement with the … Continue reading

Cary Grade School Union Starts Web Site, Reveals Negotiation Stances & More

Even since the Huntley School Board decided to share teacher negotiation details with taxpayer-voters on its web site, I have been watching for some other district to follow suit. Carpentersville District 300, which approved a contract without publishing its contents, … Continue reading

School Consolidation Would Cost Taxpayers Plenty

Governor Pat Quinn thinks that consolidating schools will save big money because fewer administrators would be required. Reading the Daily Herald article, I notice that no mention is made of equalizing up elementary school teacher salaries to the level paid … Continue reading

Factoid Concerning Cary Grade School District 26 Teachers

A friend of McHenry County Blog suggested readers might find it instructive to learn the number of teachers who live within the Cary Grade School District boundaries compared to those who live out of district. A Freedom of Information request … Continue reading

Illinois Dems and Cary School Distrct 26 Analogy. It’s Really No “Misunderstanding.”

Illinois Democrats run the White House and Federal government. From President Obama to David Axelrod to Rahm Emanuel, they are in control. My list doesn’t include lesser known Valerie Jarrett and higher profile Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education and former … Continue reading

“Show Me the Money!” Not

Well, glory be. Former School Board President and current spouse of school board member and front man for the Soar to Higher Heights Foundation David Ruelle now admits to the Daily Herald that none of the promised $4.3 million is … Continue reading

Soar to Higher Heights Foundation Doesn’t Show Cary Grade School District 26 Any Money

Would you irreversibly agree to spend over 4 million dollars and in return people might show you they have $4 million that could pay for such spending? I believe this is what is called a “Fool’s Proposal.” You give and … Continue reading