Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Incumbents Michelle Smith, Rod Westfall return to the board, joined by newly elected Bill Dargan and Bill Slabich Jr.
Two outgoing Plainfield School District 202 Board of Education members bid farewell Tuesday as two brand-new board members were sworn in. With incumbents Rod Westfall and Michelle Smith rejoining the board, new members Bill Slabich Jr. and Bill Dargan officially became part of the school board. They join current members Kevin Kirberg, Greg Nichols and board president Roger Bonuchi. As a brand-new board member, Slabich said his biggest concern is “how we’re going to get the most out of the lack of funds we have and give the best education for the kids,” he said, adding the state funding situation is “the scariest part.” Dargan, who ran for the board in 2011 before being elected last month, said his focus is on the students. “Everything we …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Plainfield District 202 candidates share their views on funding, school safety and Common Core Standards.
This month, five candidates are vying for four spots on the District 202 Board of Education. On Monday night, they participated in a forum to share their views on everything from education funding to school safety, charter schools and the state’s new Common Core Standards. Watch the full video of the forum in our player above, and check out our additional coverage here. The following candidates are seeking election: Monday night’s event was hosted by District 202’s committee for the Coordination of Administration and Parents Groups for Educational Efficiency (CAPE) at the district administration center. Related: Get informed before April 9 - Election Central Plainfield: 2013 Spring Elections Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter Like…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
All five candidates for the District 202 Board of Education took part in an April 1 forum at the district administration center.
Editor’s note: A video of the entire one-hour event will is posted on CAPE's page on the District 202 website. This month, five candidates are vying for four spots on the District 202 Board of Education. On Monday night, they participated in a forum to share their views on everything from education funding to school safety, charter schools and the state’s new Common Core Standards. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter Like Plainfield Patch on Facebook andfollow us on Twitter. The following candidates are seeking election: Monday night’s event was hosted by District 202’s committee for the Coordination of Administration and Parents Groups for Educational Efficiency (CAPE) at the district administration center. Questions were …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Plus changes to parent/teacher conferences, institute days and early dismissals days.
The 2013-14 Oswego District 308 school year calendar may be seeing some big changes, including start date, semester end date and teacher institute days. “This calendar should truly reflect not only what was important to parents, teachers, administrators and the board, but the overarching goal to make sure calendar served the goal of teaching and learning in the district,” said Superintendent Matthew Wendt at the school board's Monday night meeting.. “Is it perfect? No. Is it improved? Yes?” The tentative draft of the new calendar would have students in grades 1-12 beginning school Monday, Aug. 19, rather than in the middle of the week as it has been. Kindergarten would start that Tuesday. Board president Bill Walsh did not like the change…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Board is required to try to fill the vacancy left by Lynn Cullick within 45 days of her last day.
The Oswego 308 Board of Education is taking applications for the vacant seat on the board starting Tuesday, Dec. 18. Lynn Cullick vacated the seat on Nov. 27 due to her appointment to the Kendall County Board District 2. The school board has a period of 45 days to attempt to fill the empty seat from Cullick’s last day, said Board President Bill Walsh. Applications requiring a cover letter and resume will be accepted through either email at email@example.com or by delivering a sealed envelope to Nicole Sanders, the superintendent’s assistant, at the District Administration Center. All applications are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 28. Walsh said all candidate applications will then be sent out to current board members, who will submit …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The decision to purchase a building rather than build a new facility at the current location could save up to $800,000 of what was previously budgeted.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Oswego School District 308 has approved the purchase of a transportation facility at a new site rather than build one at the existing location. The recommendation came from Superintendent Matthew Wendt to purchase a building to house the district’s transportation department—a move that likely will save up to $800,000 what was previously allocated to construct a new transportation facility. Last year the board allocated $2.7 million to build a new transportation facility on its current site. Vendor bids for the construction of the new facility were requested at twice by the board. At Monday night’s board meeting the school board voted 7-0 to reject the bids for the transportation facility that were opened earlier in July, due to the fact …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Four seats are up for election in April 2013.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by District 202. Nominating petition forms for the April 9, 2013 school board election in Plainfield School District 202 will be available beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the District 202 Administration Center, 15732 Howard St., Plainfield, IL. Completed petitions must be filed between Dec. 17 and 26 at the District Administration Center. The Administrative Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Four seats on the seven-member Board of Education are up for election on the April 9, 2013 ballot. Candidates elected will serve four-year terms expiring in April 2017. To be eligible a candidate must be a U.S. citizen who is a registered voter, at …