Last minute applications for local office in the village are pouring in, with some positions still uncontested.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A New Trier senior created a documentary of the people who help keep the school clean.
New Trier Township High School District 203 school board members got a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to keep the school’s two campuses looking their best at their Aug. 20 meeting, thanks to a video documentary made by 2012 graduate Mikey Borushek as part of a senior project. Borushek interviewed custodians on all three shifts to find out what they do, as well as showing them sweeping up mounds of trash left behind by the students. District 203 Superintendent Linda Yonke said the video will be shown to all students in their advisory periods this year. Earlier: New Trier Turf Field Comes in Under Budget Take More Notice The video was Borushek's way of suggesting to his fellow students that they should take more notice of the …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Officials plan to find the potential of mobile devices for educational purposes.
New Trier Township High School District 203 is seeking proposals from teachers who want to use iPads in their classes next year. New Trier Director of Technology Chris Johnson said that teachers from any department, at all grade levels, will be able to submit proposals for how they would structure a course in which all students would be given access to an iPad preloaded with the necessary software for the duration of the course. The new plan of action arrived in the same week as Apple's launch of iBook 2, a digital textbook series. Earlier: New Trier students rank high on ACT According to background material provided by Johnson, iPads are already used by some anatomy classes and some students who qualify for English as a second language…
Monday, January 10, 2011
Raynes tells Patch what makes Avoca different from other districts.
Joel Raynes, a self-described "number-cruncher," is slated to run for board member in Avoca School District's April elections. The school board position opened up after one of the three incumbents chose to step down. You can check the entire list of all candidates here. Stay tuned for more election coverage from Patch. How long have you lived in the Avoca school district? We have lived in the district for 10-and a-half-years. What motivated you to run for school board member of Avoca? My son is now an eighth-grader. When he started kindergarten, I got very active in the school and I've been active ever since. My son has had a phenomenal education, and I want other people to have the same experience that my child has had. I think …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
District officials passed a 4.7 percent property tax increase Dec. 15 after a public hearing that drew few community members.
Two community members showed up to a Avoca District 37 Board of Education public hearing to comment on the approval of a 4.7 percent property tax increase. The 2010 levy, which will show up on taxpayers' property tax bills next year, is estimated to generate more $11.4 million for the district; That doesn't include about $700,000 that will go toward the district's debt obligation. Although the formal approval is for 4.7 percent, Business Manager Beth Dever estimates that the district will actually receive about 3.7 percent. "We're asking for a little more, just in case," Dever explained. If the district asked only for the 2.7 percent allowed by the property tax cap, it would not be able to capture new revenue if the area saw any growth…