Tuesday, March 20, 2012
District 36 unanimously voted to dismiss fourth-grade teacher David Wartik Wednesday.
Winnetka School District 36 will host a "public hearing on the question of dismissals" Tuesday evening, prior to its monthly board meeting. "The Board is required to hold a hearing of this nature whenever the number of honorable dismissal notices exceeds five or is 150% greater than the average in the preceding three years," according to District 36's website, and is a continuation of staffing discussions that have occurred at the last two board meetings. Earlier: Despite Public Outrage, School Board Votes to Dismiss Teacher Without Pay The meeting comes six days after fourth-grade teacher David Wartik was dismissed and suspended without pay. Wartik, a tenured teacher at Hubbard Woods School, had been put on leave due to concerns about an …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Parents, family and community members voiced their concerns about the handling of David Wartik's case.
More than eight hours after its scheduled start, the District 36 Board voted unanimously to dismiss fourth-grade teacher David Wartik from employment and to suspend him without pay. The verdict was met with boos from some in the crowd, which included several dozen who spent their days at The Skokie School in support of Wartik while the board met in executive session. Earlier: Diverse Crowd Rallies in Support of Teacher in Question The tenured teacher at Hubbard Woods School had been put on leave due to concerns about an Evanston police investigation into a possible incident that happened in the late 1990s at a private North Shore school. "Today we are faced with very bad choices," said Winnetka Public Schools Board President Dana Crumley, …
District 36 administrators moved their meeting to a larger venue to accommodate about 80 people at the special board meeting Wednesday morning.
The public outcry was loud, harsh and long over The Winnetka Public Schools District's treatment of fourth-grade teacher David Wartik on Wednesday morning. "I don't like the way the district has proceeded in this matter," said Melissa Mizel, a parent to two children who had Wartik as their teacher, and who was third in line at the podium. "It's been precipitous and unfair to David." About 80 people assembled at the open session meeting of the District 36 board members to voice their support for Wartik, who has been put on leave due to concerns about an Evanston police investigation into a possible incident that happened in the late 1990s at a private North Shore school. During one hour of public comment, a variety of community members …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The board met on Monday morning to discuss the behavior of David Wartik, a fourth-grade teacher at Hubbard Woods School.
Winnetka school officials have put a fourth-grade teacher on leave due to concerns about an Evanston police investigation into a possible incident that happened in the late 1990s at a private North Shore school. During a special meeting on Monday morning, the school board for District 36 agreed to issue a notice to remedy, which is a mandate for performance improvement, to the teacher at Hubbard Woods School. David Wartik, who has worked within The Winnetka Public Schools district for more than a decade, teaches fourth grade. The teacher's behavior was called into question after the Evanston Police Department informed the district about an investigation that involved Wartik, who was placed on leave Feb. 29. "Specifically, this [notice to …
Monday, March 5, 2012
April Jordan will step into the role next school year.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Process and development of strategic planning is among top issues during session on Winnetka schools.
District 36 kicked off its Strategic Planning Process, a planning project intended to last several months, to usher in a new phase of learning that will be implemented and monitored for the next several years.* Board members convened for a special meeting Tuesday at the Carleton Washburne Resource Center where they focused on what has been identified as one the district’s biggest priorities – “a vision of the future of the district,” said superintendent Thomas Hagerman. RELATED: Board Does 'Heavy Lifting' on District 36 Goals Bringing Goals to Reality The newly-approved Winnetka Public Schools’ district goals states that strategic planning seeks to develop a comprehensive process that ensures long-term success of its high quality …
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Agenda Rundown District 36 board members convened for a special meeting Tuesday at the Carleton Washburne Resource Center, where they focused on what has been identified as one the district’s biggest priorities – “a vision of the future of the district,” said superintendent Thomas Hagerman. RELATED: Board Works on a ‘Vision of the Future’ for District 36 The 5 p.m. special public session preceded the regular board meeting at 7:15 p.m., which mainly went over seven items from the superintendent report. Highlights included*: The next regular board meeting will be held at the Carleton Washburne Resource Center at 7:15 p.m. A 5 p.m. special meeting will precede regular assembly. "Like" us on Facebook. * Nov. 18 Clarification: The discussion …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Approval of $41 million budget is among issues tackled during session on Winnetka schools.
District 36 board members came to a preliminary agreement on Winnetka public schools’ 2011-2012 goals and approved a nearly $41 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year on Monday. The continued goal-setting discussion picked up where members left off and ended with a consensus on the six broad goal categories and subgoal projections drafted for the district's schools. Earlier: Goal Discussion Procedes Slowly in District 36 Swift Goals Setting The last meeting’s lengthy and tense debate focused mostly on the top goals of curriculum, instruction and assessment. A discussion on the No. 2 goals of metrics and reporting was tabled. But this time around, board members breezed through the remaining goals of communication, human resources, …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Winnetka District 36 School Board hashed out chief goals in special meeting on Tuesday.
Tense discourse restricted District 36 board members to discuss only one of six tentatively-drafted goals categories for Winnetka Public School’s 2011-2012 academic calendar year on Monday. Monday's two-and-a-half hour special public session held at the Carleton Wasburne Resource Center focused on determining clear definitions for the first of these goals – curriculum, instruction and assessment, all of which are part of goal number one. It was a continuation of discussion from the last board meeting. Earlier: District 36 Discuss Board Composition “I have not seen us have goals put together in a report like this and have something that would be accountable to the community and the public,” said Dr. Thomas Hagerman, Superintendent of …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
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Saturday, September 10, 2011
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