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

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

Overly Friendly CLCHS Music Teacher, Former D155 Teachers’ Union President, Convicted of Battery

A press release from the McHenry Countyh State’s Attorney’s Office: JUSTIN M. HUBLY GUILTY OF TWO COUNTS OF BATTERY AND FOUR COUNTS OF UNLAWFUL DELIVERY OF ALCOHOL TO A MINOR Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Justin … Continue reading

Palatine School Board Conflict of Interest Article Catches Attention for CL High School Board Similarity

Crystal Lake High School Board Members Set Relatives’ Salaries A Friend of McHenry County Blog read an article in the Daily Herald concerning the conflict of interest in having relatives of school employees negotiating their salaries. Having relatives of school … Continue reading

John Pletz in a Paul Revere Mode: District 155 Taxes Are Going Up, If You Don’t Call Your School Board Member

Wednesday, former Crystal Lake High School Board candidate John Pletz wrote a letter to the Northwest Herald. He has given McHenry County Blog permission to republish it. 2017 Levy Increase LTE Community High School District 155’s board has voted to … Continue reading

CLCHS Principal Steve Olson Given Control of High School District 155

From Crystal Lake High School District 155’s Shannon Podzimek: This evening, the Board unanimously appointed Steve Olson as Interim Educational Superintendent for Community High School District 155 for the 2017-18 school year. Mr. Olson will work closely with district and … Continue reading