D155 Teachers Union Considers Challenging Board Candidates Scott Coffey’s & Meghan Tillson’s Letter Scandalous

Cary Grade School Board President Scott Coffey sent the following letter on behalf of his candidacy. From the reply from the Crystal Lake teachers union, you can see it was not considered favorable.  The reply is below the letter. The … Continue reading

McSweeney Aims To Give Public Right to See Teacher Contracts Two Days Before Board Consideration

The Cary Grade School Board already lets the public see proposed teacher contracts before they are passed. The Crystal Lake High District 155 School Board did not. Now State Rep. David McSweeney proposes in House Bill 309 to require internet … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Crystal Lake High School Board Candidate Forum Thursday Night at MCC

he McHenry County League of Women Voters is holding a candidates’ night for Crystal Lake High School Board candidates Thursday night starting at 7. An informal Meet and Greet opportunity will occur at 6:30. The event will be held at … Continue reading

League of Women Voters Crystal Lake High School Board Candidate Forum Thursday Night

he McHenry County League of Women Voters is holding a candidates’ night for Crystal Lake High School Board candidates Thursday night starting at 7. An informal Meet and Greet opportunity will occur at 6:30. The event will be held at … Continue reading

Crystal Lake High School Board Approves Teachers’ Contract after Five Months of Negotiations

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: D155 Reaches Agreement with D155 Education Association The District 155 Board of Education approved the teachers’ contract on Thursday, January 24. The D155 Education Association, district administrators, and the Board … Continue reading

Crystal Lake High School District 155 Teachers Get Raise of about 12% over Three Years

A Friend of McHenry County Blog, John Pletz, provides the following information about the Crystal Lake High School Board’s teachers’ contract action last night: 4 to 2, teachers win 12% over 3 year “2019 through 2022 agreement between the board … Continue reading

Unlike CL High School Board, Cary Grade School Board Posted Summary of Proposed Teacher Contract Three Days in Advance of Contract Vote

Crystal Lake High School District 155’s Board was scheduled to meet last night to pass the new teachers’ contract but cancelled the meeting because of bad weather. Now, the vote is scheduled for Thursday night. No one in the public … Continue reading

District 155 Postpones Teacher Contract Approval Meeting Until Thursday

-NOTICE OF CANCELATION and RESCHEDULING- BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING January 22, 2019 The January 22, 2019 Board of Education Meeting for Community High School District 155, McHenry and Lake Counties, Illinois, has been CANCELED due to weather conditions. The Rescheduled … Continue reading

CL High School Board Agenda re Teacher Contract

Way down at the bottom of the Crystal Lake High School Board 155’s agenda for tonight’s meeting is the following: If you can attend the meeting and want to speak, you need to go early. What you see from the … Continue reading

District 155 Teachers’ Contract Up Tuesday Night at 7:30

From regular Crystal Lake High School Board attender John Pletz: What happens when teachers elect their family members to Community High School District 155’s Board of Directors? Taxpayers only get 48 hours of notice that these board members are voting … Continue reading

High School District 155 Takes Over $1.8 Million Loss in Sale of Haber Oaks

Crystal Lake High School District 155 recently announced the sale of the Algonquin Road Cary building used for Special Education  students, plus those considered too disruptive to remain in regular high school, for $700,000. In a press release Board President Adam … Continue reading

High School District 155 Has Buyer for Haber Oaks for $700,000

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155; D155 Board of Education Approves Sale of Haber Oaks Campus Community High School District 155’s Board of Education approved the purchase agreement for the eventual sale of Haber Oaks Campus … Continue reading

John Reinert: Shift McHenry High School Students to Crystal Lake to Avoid $44 Million Bond Issue

McHenry County Board John Reinert has researched how the McHenry High School Board could meet the needs of its students without voters approving the borrowing of $44 million. That is the amount of the bond issue on the November ballot … Continue reading