Friday, May 24, 2013
Eighteen area school districts voted against allowing Illinois Virtual Charter School @ Fox River Valley to launch.
After getting rejected by 18 school districts, including Plainfield and Valley View, a group looking to create an online charter school has appealed to the Illinois State Charter School Commission. Nonprofit Virtual Learning Solutions and for-profit partner K-12 Inc. want to launch the Illinois Virtual Charter School @ Fox River Valley. But this spring, area school districts proved less than receptive, voting one by one to reject the proposal. The charter school commission has set a series of hearings — one for each of the 18 districts — for June 19, 20, 21 and 24 in the western suburbs, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to the state board of education, the commission will vote separately on all 18 appeals on July 16. Click here …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
District 202 dropped from the "early warning" to the "watch" list, according to Illinois State Board of Education financial rankings.
Plainfield School District 202 fell a notch on the Illinois State Board of Education’s annual Financial Profile this year. The district dropped from "Early Warning" to the the "Financial Watch" category, which is the highest-risk category, according to the ISBE document. Meanwhile, nearby Valley View School District remained in the "Financial Review" category, while Troy School District 30-C stayed in the "Financial Recognition" category. "Financial Watch" districts are monitored closely by ISBE, which also offers technical assistance. "These districts will also be reviewed to determine whether they meet the criteria set forth in ... the School Code to be certified in financial difficulty and qualify for a Financial Oversight Panel," …
Friday, February 8, 2013
The state survey is designed to improve student learning.
Friday, February 8
Plainfield parents, teachers and students are being asked to weigh in on a variety of topics through the Illinois State Board of Education online Illinois 5Essentials Survey to help the state identify its strengths and areas needing improvement. Between now and March 31, 2013, District 202 teachers, students and parents are asked and encouraged to take the “Illinois 5Essentials Survey” to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s climate and learning conditions. Parents and certified staff members can take the Illinois 5Essentials Survey by clicking on the link on the front page of the District 202 web site (www.psd202.org) under “Announcements.” Sixth- through 12th-graders will take the survey during school before March 31…
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Main criteria is for 90 percent of students to have met or exceeded state reading and math standards for at least three consecutive years.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Heritage Grove Middle School has received a 2010 Academic Excellence Award from the Illinois State Board of Education. The honor, given this year to 459 schools statewide, recognizes schools that have sustained very high academic performance over at least three years. The Academic Excellence Award is part of the Illinois Honor Roll program that recognizes schools for continued academic progress. To earn the Academic Excellence Award, as least 90 percent of elementary and middle school students must have met or exceeded state reading and math standards for at least three consecutive years. Ninety-six percent of Heritage Grove students met state reading and math standards in 2010, up from 93.8 percent last year and 93.3 percent in 2008. “…