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

Huntley Board Member Says Tea Party Attracts People who Want to Throw Molotov Cocktails

Kim Skaja, a Huntley District 158 School Board member apparently thinks the Tea Party attracts people who want to throw Molotov cocktails. You just can’t make this stuff up. So here’s her post from the Huntley Neighbors’ blog. She was … 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

School Board Majority Hostility Evident at Sun City Huntley School Board Forum

On Saturday morning Sun City hosted a candidates’ forum for Huntley school board candidates. There is only one contested race. Larry Snow, who is running for re-election, versus Mike Skala, who as board president was voted out of office in … Continue reading

Reflections on the Kim Skaja King Maker Article

From the reaction of Huntley School Board member’s friends to my article about Kim Skaja’s being the king maker who induced Rob LaPorta (Grafton Township trustee candidate for re-election and candidate for the District 158 board) to step aside, I … Continue reading