Might Mike Skala Run for State Representative?

Huntley School Board President certainly has an interest in the legislative process. Just look at the agenda for the District 158 Committee of the Whole meeting coming up June 9th: Skala is the Chairman of the Legislative Committee and giving … Continue reading

McHenry County High School Teacher Salary Data from Sun-Times Data Base

The Chicago Sun-Times released a school teacher and administrator data base this week that some might find interesting. “Salary data includes base, summer-, after-school pay, benefits, vacation- or sick-day payouts, pre-retirement salary bumps. Average includes only full-time employees,” says the … Continue reading

Huntley School Teacher Contract Views – Then and Now

These comments by Huntley School District Superintendent John Burkey in the First Electric Newspaper stirred my memory: “Last year I was amazed that we avoided it,” said Supt. John Burkey. “This year it just caught up with us.” He slammed … Continue reading

$3.8 Million in Local School Employee Union Dues of Local School Employees

McHenry County Blog has surveyed school districts with major presences in McHenry County and discovered that union employees paid $3.8 million in dues during calendar year 2010. The total amount was $3,825,572. Contracts are typically for more than one year … Continue reading

Woodstock, Huntley and McHenry Schools Fold Thursday, Too

So now we add Woodstock School District 200, Huntley School District 158 and the McHenry High and Grade School districts to the two other McHenry County school districts have announced no school Thursday. Carpentersville School District 300, Crystal Lake Grade … Continue reading

Huntley High Fails to Meet Adequate Yearly Progress, Not Alone

A high school that doesn’t meet standards isn’t a good thing. Especially out here in the suburbs where property taxes are plenty high. The First Electric Newspaper cited Huntley School District 158’s Chief Academic Officer Mary Olsen’s pointing out that … Continue reading