Union Dues of Teachers at Crystal Lake High School District

What do teachers at Crystal Lake High School District 155 paid in dues to the Illinois Education Association? That’s a question that popped into my mind for some reason. The answer: D155 Education Association Monthly Dues – IEA Full Time … 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

South High School Students Prepare for Food Service Industry

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: D155 Culinary Program Offers Certifications and College Credit District 155 students are one step ahead of their peers gaining valuable certifications and college credit in the Culinary Arts program at Crystal … Continue reading

First Term D155 Board Member Ron Ludwig Looks Back at Year and a Half

Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board member Ron Ludwig, former Principal at Hannah Beardsley Middle School, now finishing up his District 47 career at South Grade School, read a long statement at Tuesday’s meeting. Since I have written little … Continue reading

District 155 Board Meeting Approves $1 Million Cheaper Health Insurance, Raises Question of How to Pay for $50 Million in Capital Needs, District 47 Backdoor Referendum Possibility

Went to the Crystal Lake High School Board’s meetings Tuesday night. The Finance Committee spent most of its time listening to a presentation from its insurance consultant Wendy Williams. A new high deductible option is being introduced this year and … Continue reading

Seven Resign from IEA Union at CL High School District 155, Will Get More Take-Home Pay; Tax Meeting at 6

In the Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board packet for Tuesday’s meeting are September letters from seven employees telling the District to stop taking union dues out of their paychecks. Details follow: Cary-Grove – Library Paraprofessional Prairie Ridge High … Continue reading

Extracurricular Report from CL High School District 155

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: Ninety Percent of District 155 Graduates Continuing Their Education Ninety percent of graduates in the class of 2018 are continuing their studies at four-year colleges, two-year community colleges, and vocational … Continue reading

CL High School District Involving Employees, Students, Parents and “Community Members” in Planning Process

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: D155 Kicks Off Strategic Planning Process District 155 initiated its strategic planning process with the support of its Board of Education on August 23. D155 recognizes the benefit of seeking … Continue reading

What Did Taxpayers Get for Their 2016 School Taxes

So far, we’ve been looking at where money spent on schools has gone. Today, we look at what taxpayers got for the property taxes in 2016. it is interesting that Crystal Lake High School District 155–the school district with the … Continue reading

Three District 155 High Schools Win Broadway in Chicago Nominations

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: D155 High Schools Earn Nominations for Theatre Productions Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge high schools earned a combined five nominations from Broadway in Chicago’s Illinois High School Music … Continue reading