Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Cary Election Day results for Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
UPDATE: 1 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 Former village trustee Mark R. Kownick is returning to the board, this time taking Cary's top seat. Kownick won his bid for Cary Mayor on Tuesday, collecting 52 percent of the vote with 1,450 votes total. Bruce Kaplan, who currently serves as trustee for the village, was unsuccessful in his run for mayor. Kaplan received 1,305 votes when unofficial results were posted by McHenry County. Although, he won't be mayor, Kaplan will remain on the Cary Village Board for at least two more years. His trustee term expires in 2015. The race to serve on the Cary School District 26 Board was crowded, but at the day's end one incumbent and three newcomers were tapped by voters to serve. Christopher Christensen received…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Chris Christensen and Josh Howell are candidates in the April 9 Consolidated Election for the Cary District 26 School Board.
Monday, April 8
To the Editor: "I am a homeowner and a small business owner in Cary, and I am glad to see we have common sense candidates like Christopher Christensen and Josh Howell running for the District 26 School Board. Like all residents of Cary, I want a strong, well performing school district, but at the same time, I am dismayed to read and learn there are a slate of candidates who believe Cary is long overdue for a property tax increase. I have had to trim my personal budget as well as my business budget and want candidates that are fiscally responsible and not whose only solution is to simply to raise taxes. This is why I urge the taxpayers of Cary to vote for Christopher Christensen and Josh Howell." Steve Lotz Cary…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
District 26 has been recognized for excellence in financial reporting and transparency of its funds.
Cary Community Consolidated School District 26 has been recognized for outstanding financial reporting and accountability of its funds. District 26 has received the Association of School Business Officials International’s (ASBO) Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award. The award is given to school districts that have met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability of its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the fiscal year ending 2012, according to a press release. The award represents a significant achievement and is especially noteworthy because this was the district's first CAFR and first submission for the award. A CAFR goes beyond the minimum requirements of …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The District 26 School Board is expected to vote on hiring 12 teachers for these special subjects in February.
Wednesday, January 23
Cary Elementary School District 26 officials on Tuesday reviewed a preliminary staffing plan for next year that would bring back teachers for music, art and physical education classes, the Northwest Herald reports. Those plans call for adding 12 teachers for music, art, P.E. for K-5 grades, and language arts classes for junior high students. Kindergarteners through fifth-graders would have P.E. twice a week; and art and music classes once each per week. The District 26 School Board is expected to vote on the plan in February, the Herald reports.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Representatives from Midwest School Consultants on Wednesday night presented findings regarding a possible merger between Cary and Fox River Grove elementary school districts.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
A merger between Cary and Fox River Grove elementary schools would not be beneficial to either district at this time, consultants on Wednesday told school board members from both school districts. Cary School District 26 and Fox River Grove School District 3 conducted a Special Joint Board of Education Meeting last night, Dec. 12, to hear the results of the Reorganization Feasibility Study presented by Midwest School Consultants, according to a District 26 press release. This past May, District 26 and District 3 School Boards agreed to contract with Midwest School Consultants to research the possibility of joining the districts. In recommending against a merger, Midwest Consultants said there is no mutual financial, or curricular advantage…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Music foundation aims to offset band program related costs.
The Cary Kids Music Foundation, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to helping District 26 students who wish to participate in the band program, is offering merit-based scholarships. Interested students can apply for a scholarship by submitting a one to three paragraph essay describing how important music is to them and why they feel they deserve the award. Students can submit all essays to CaryKidsMusicFoundation.com/essays or send to PO Box 383 Cary, Il 60013. The community can also donate funds by sending checks or money orders payable to the Cary Kids Music Foundation P.O. Box 383 Cary, Il 60013.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The district's "thinking outside box" may lead to lower classes sizes, pending approval.
In efforts to restore low class sizes, Cary School District 26 is planning to hire five teachers for the coming school year. The state has made good on one of their $550,000 categorical payments, which will be used to fund the remaining 2004 alternative revenue source bond payments. Auditors agreed that the district could fully fund remaining payments making committed revenue available to use to accelerate the reduction of class size. With a proposed purchase of copiers, the annual lease would be eliminated and will provide additional funding for more class size reduction. Nearly A Year Ago D-26 Cut Teachers The state has awarded Xerox of supplying copiers, with their bid being the lowest at $107,000. With state funds being used for bond…
Monday, May 14, 2012
A former Cary Junior High teacher has been charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly grabbing the wrist of a student, according to a Cary police report.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Residents from Cary and surrounding areas can take advantage of preschool program offered at Deer Path.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Cary Community Consolidated School District is pleased to announce that the District 26 Blended Preschool program at Deer Path School is now available for residents of Cary and surrounding communities for the 2012-13 school years. Two sessions, morning and afternoon, are currently being offered. The sessions will be 2.5 hours per day and will be either three days per week (Monday-Wednesday) or 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday). The program includes a blend of students from the community as well as students in the District 26 Early Childhood Education Program. Enrollment is limited and will be on a first come-first served basis. Additional information, including registration forms can be found on the District 26 website at www.cary26.…