Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The addition of the new teacher will mean all of the district's elementary schools will have class sizes in the mid 20s, according to the Northwest Herald.
The District 26 school board this week approved the salary for a new first-grade teacher at Deer Path Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year after more students enrolled at the school then expected, according to the Northwest Herald. The addition of the teacher, which is expected to cost the district $46,000, will bring class sizes down to 26 students per classroom instead of 39 students per classroom, according to the article. Deer Path Elementary is located at 2211 Crystal Lake Road in Cary. The Northwest Herald has more on this story.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The district plans to make $318,000 in technology purchases this year, according to the Northwest Herald.
Wednesday, March 13
District 26 is hoping to hire an instructional technology coordinator who would help to better incooporate the district's SMART boards and computers into classroom lessons, according to the Northwest Herald. The position would pay between $60,000 to $69,000 per year, according to the NW Herald. The Northwest Herald has more on this article.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Daily Herald reports there is a higher percentage of six-figure pension payments being doled out to retired educators in six suburban counties, including McHenry County.
Compared to the rest of the state, a higher percentage of retired McHenry County educators are receiving six-figure pension payments, according to a Daily Herald article. In District 155, 21.9 percent of retired educators received a pension over $100,000 in 2012 and on average, received pension payments of $72,058.77, according to an interactive graphic on the Daily Herald. The average pension payment for retired District 26 educators was $51,210.12 last year and the average pension for District 47 educators was $47,213.43, according to the Daily Herald. While six-figure pensions make up seven percent of the total pension payments in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties, less than one percent of retired educators in the …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Illinois State Board of Health recently approved the new requirements. So far this year, 30 cases of whooping cough have been reported in McHenry County while 299 cases were reported in 2012.
High school students will need to get a whooping cough vaccine next school year under new requirements recently approved by the Illinois State Board of Health. All sixth through twelfth grade students will be required to receive one booster shot of Tdap, which is an immunization against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (whooping cough) for the 2013-14 school year, according to the McHenry County Department of Health press release. Last year, students in sixth through ninth grades were first required to get the vaccine before the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year, according to a District 300 press release. “Immunization is a shared responsibility,” said Patrick J. McNulty, administrator for the McHenry County Department of Health (…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Make your child feel extra special by sharing his/ her first day back-to-school photos on Patch.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Wednesday, Aug. 22 is the first day of school for Cary District 26 and Prairie Grove District 46 students. The outfits are new and clean, the hair is perfect and the smiles are big — a perfect photo opp for many parents. Share your photos with the community and make your child feel extra special by posting his/ her picture on Patch. Feel free to include your child's name, grade and school with the picture. Here are some easy ways you can submit your photos: We look forward to sharing your photos on Patch.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Christian School signs 10-year deal with District 26.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Assist Deer Path Elementary by participating in their on-line book fair.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Deer Path Elementary is hosting an on-line book fair. Take a peak for great reads and much more between Nov. 17 and Dec 4. During the week of Dec. 10, orders will be delivered to Deer Path Elementary, 2211 Crystal Lake Rd, Cary. This is a great way to make light of your Christmas shopping and take advantage of free shipping. You can even share the on-line fair with loved ones far away to make Christmas lists a snap. And it helps the school raise funds for much needed technology. Go to scholastic.com/schoolbookfairs and follow the prompts. Questions can be directed to Sharie Dodge, 847-462-5898. Information provided by Lisa Stiegman, Deer Path PTO Co-President
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The teachers' union hopes the agreement will reduce class sizes and bring back special programs.
Cary School District 26 and the Cary Education Association ratified a three-year collective bargaining agreement after nearly one-year of negotiating. “We are relieved to bring closure to negotiations," Julia Curry and Elaine O’Donnell, Cary Education Association Co-presidents, said in a press release. "We are proud of the hard work from our negotiation team for the past year. We are also proud of our CEA members." Even though the negotiation process was drawn out while school was in session, teachers have kept their focus to provide a quality education to students, the email said. "Not one day went by that the members did not put the students first before themselves," the co-presidents said. On Wednesday, board president Chris Spoerl …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
A survey was conducted with the Cary School District 26 administrative office regarding work time and tasks.
As part of the Cary School District 26 administrative review, Superintendent Brian Coleman conducted a 10-question survey of the administrative office. The survey found that 59 percent of the administrative staff does not feel that the hours allocated to their position are sufficient enough to complete the work they are responsible for and assigned. Also, the survey found that administrative staff work anywhere from 10 to 30 hours extra each week to complete work. T. Ferrier, director of finance and operations said if there is no legal requirement, overtime pay isn’t given out to extra hours worked and people who work extra, is out the kindness of their heart. Coleman said there was 100 percent participation but everyone did not complete …
Cary School District 26 finance committee met Tuesday night to discuss the administrative staffing levels, tasks and efficiencies.
In efforts to find cost savings, the Cary School District 26 administration conducted an administrative review to find out efficiencies of staffing levels, expenses of the administration and staff comparisons to districts with similar enrollment. Board Secretary Chris Jenner sparked the question of performing an administrative review and assured the public that a review would take place. At the district's finance committee meeting Tuesday night, Superintendent Brian Coleman presented the committee and the audience with an administrative analysis study, which covered reductions made over the past few years, staff expenses, recommendations and a staff survey from his administrative team. Jenner, who’s was not physically present at the …