Comparing How Schools Spend Our Money, Plus the Richmond-Burton High School Contract Impasse

There is an impasse between the school board and the teachers union in Richmond’s high school district. Each side had to submit the latest version of what it wants to a state web site. The union’s desires can be found … Continue reading

Tryon Warns of Massive State Aid to Education Cuts

A message from State Rep. Mike Tryon: A controversial and dangerous bill has cleared the Illinois Senate and was delivered to the House of Representatives this morning. Senate Bill 16 seeks to fundamentally change the school funding formula for Illinois … Continue reading

McHenry County Tax Take Up by 1.5% or $12 Million

Last year McHenry County real estate taxpayers were billed $797,419,250.88. This year the McHenry County Clerk’s Office has determined that bills amounting to $809,385,180.76 will be issued. That’s a dollar increase of $11,965,930, a percentage increase of 1.5%. The Property … Continue reading

Marisa Burkhart Wins State School Technology Award

A press release from the Huntley School District: Marisa Burkhart Wins Illinois Computing Educators “2014 Educator of the Year Award” ALGONQUIN – Consolidated School District 158 has received word that Marisa Burkhart, Director of Educational Technology has been selected as the winner … Continue reading

Most McHenry County Schools Announce Monday Day Off Because of Extreme Cold

From Woodstock District 200: All District 200 schools and Kids Club will be closed on Monday, January 6, 2014. All after school activities, practices, evening events, sports and outside user activities will also be cancelled. Phone and email messages confirming … Continue reading

Chesak Kindergarteners through Second Graders Form Flashmob to Honor Retiring Principal

Chuck Lamb has been Principal at Ch Cesak Elementary School (Kindergarten thru 2nd grade) for seven years.   On Tuesday, his students turned into a flashmob to send him off with a memory it is unlikely anyone will forget. The … Continue reading