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

Correction Time re This Article about Citizen Oversight

This article is corrected and bumped up for visibility. I misread the minutes of the Financial Advisory Committee meeting of August 2nd. It was not Huntley School District 158 Chief Financial Officer Mark Altmayer whom the minutes say advocated abolishing … Continue reading

Special Ed Moms Leaflet Huntley School District 158 Neighborhoods

Door-to-door leafleting. Pretty basic politics. And some Special Education Moms were doing it this afternoon in neighborhoods around town. With a photo of Superintendent John Burkey, taken by yours truly, the broadside’s headline was Our Superintendent wants special ed money … Continue reading

Huntley District 158 Special Ed Moms Draw Blood, Board Divided – Part 5

This is the firth and final installment of a too long article about the discussion of spending $800,000 of special ed money allocated to Huntley School District 158 this year as a result of the Federal stimulus program. The other … Continue reading

Huntley District 158 Special Ed Moms Draw Blood, Board Divided – Part 4

This is the fourth installment of the discussion last Thursday night at the Huntley School District 158 board meeting on spending Federal stimulus money under the IDEA grant program. Here are links to the prior stories: Part 1, Part 2 … Continue reading

Parents of Special Education Children in Huntley School District Petition 158 Board

In mid-May, the Huntley School Board was approached by some disappointed and frustrated parents. At both the Finance and the board meeting, the moms of kids with special needs felt empowered to speak about the education their kids are or … Continue reading

Will Huntley School Board Violate the Open Meetings Act Tonight? And What About Sweetening Retirement Benefits?

You need a quorum for a board meeting. Right now the Huntley school board has only one board member as a carryover for its Finance Committee. That would be Kevin Gentry. Hard to have a quorum with one committee member. … Continue reading