More on the Cheryl Kalkirtz Resignation

Over the weekend while our family was in the Wisconsin Dells (son and buddy in water park, father reading novels, wife visiting with family), the following comment on this article about Cheryl Kalkirtz’ resignation letter arrived. I thought it might … Continue reading

Huntley Special Ed Parents Meet with New Head of Special Ed

Last Thursday night the Huntley School District’s Parents Special Education Advisory Committee met. It was under the shadow of Huntley’s Special Education Director’s Cheryl Kalkirtz’ recent unexplained parting of the ways with District 158. Now, the district has its 3rd … Continue reading

Karen Aylward Appointed Interim Special Ed Director in Huntley School District

With Cheryl Kalkirtz no longer being Huntley School District 158’s  Director of Special Education, the question arises as to who is in charge. After I asked if Karen Aylward had been appointed Interim Director, Community Relations Coordinator Lori Woods confirmed … Continue reading

No One Takes Responsibility for $300,000 Addition Mistake in Special Education Request for Federal Stimulus Funds

You might have had a teacher or two who told you to check your work before turning it in. There are probably a few teachers in Huntley School District 158 who are either recoiling in dismay or laughing at how … Continue reading

Money Games in District 158 with Special Ed Money

There were apparent multiple contradictions voiced last Thursday night at District 158’s board meeting. First, Supt. John Burkey was again insisting next year’s financial picture is “bleak.” Second, six of seven board members were saying they “intended” to spend an … Continue reading

No Mandatory Loss of Accreditation for Huntley If Strike Days Not Made Up

An interesting thing happened at last Thursday night’s Huntley school board meeting. First, Superintendent Burkey was unable to attend the meeting, being at a Superintendents’ meeting of Large Unit District Association officials. So, second in command Terry Awrey was in … Continue reading

No Mandatory Loss of Accreditation for Huntley If Strike Days Not Made Up

An interesting thing happened at last Thursday night’s Huntley school board meeting. First, Superintendent Burkey was unable to attend the meeting, being at a Superintendents’ meeting of Large Unit District Association officials. So, second in command Terry Awrey was in … Continue reading