News and information from Patch and your neighbors about schools in your towns. Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
Sue Pircon April 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Interesting letter, but I question the timing and what the school board really intends with itsRead More publication. Are they as interested in "transparency" as they claim? Or is it more about damage control? It all sounds awesome but do they really mean it? Through a recent FOIA request I obtained an email sent from Board Member Ed Corcoran, a member of the negotiation team, to a community member and his comments reveal a very different point of view. He stated "As a person elected by the taxpayers, I hope you understand your duty and to advocate for only 2 parties. The student and the taxpayers. With the excellent work conditions and benefits teachers realized in District 86, the salary levels would be lowered substantially by market forces. Our salary and benefits should be lower than other districts due to the great parents and great students and excellent work environment/conditions - not to mention the prestige our teachers enjoy in the education community. There are large numbers of unemployed and highly qualified teachers, so it should be obvious to anyone that we should not be paying above market wages with taxpayer's hard earned money." ~ Ed Corcoran This doesn't sound like someone who "respects and appreciates" our teachers. It sounds more like someone willing to replace them with folks off the unemployment line.
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
The driver of a morning bus headed to Monroe Middle School in Wheaton, Ill., on Jan. 23, 2014, says she was given an unheated bus to drive her route and later was treated for hypothermia. | Credit: Patch file
Adam West February 7, 2014 at 08:53 am
Still nothing on the two armed robberies that occurred on the 4th.
Ted Schauer February 7, 2014 at 11:30 am
Everybody, I am guessing there is no longer an editor, please see article:Read More http://jimromenesko.com/2014/01/29/hale-global-lays-off-patch-employees/
Donna February 8, 2014 at 07:48 am
Darien Police Department Press Release Two Robbery Calls at Local Gas Stations Lead to Arrest OnRead More February 4, 2014 at approximately 11:40 p.m., the Darien Police Department responded to the Circle K Shell gas station located at 8975 Lemont Road for the report of a robbery that just occurred. The clerk reported a male entered the gas station, used the washroom and then brought a bottle of water to the counter. The offender then grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled in a vehicle southbound Lemont Road. No report of injuries to clerk. On February 5, 2014 at approximately 2:40 a.m., the Darien Police responded to the Shell gas station located at 8226 Cass Ave for a robbery that had just occurred. The offender brought a bottle of water to the counter. The offender grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the open register and fled south on Cass Ave to Interstate 55 southbound. The clerk received a minor injury to his finger when register was opened. No medical attention was required. At approximately 2:54 a.m., an Illinois State Police Trooper on patrol located a vehicle and subject matching the description of the offender in the two Darien robberies parked at a Shell gas station located at RT53 & I-55 in Bolingbrook. The subject was taken into custody with assistance of Bolingbrook Police and Darien Police and initially brought to Darien Police Department for investigation. The subject was then transported to DuPage County Jail for a physical line-up. Both clerks from the Darien gas stations positively identified the subject as the offender in their incidents. Antonio G Castillo, age 39, residing at 1136 Florence Ave in Westmont was arrested and charged two counts of felony Robbery.
Patch file graphic
Crystal Megaridis December 20, 2013 at 07:17 am
Excellent analysis. The sophomoric D86 Board has been reckless since the moment they took their oathRead More of office -- which clearly they did not read. Unfortunately, I fear we can only expect more careless actions by them and the further decline of our District until we vote them out.
Rich Brandeis December 20, 2013 at 11:46 am
Many excellent and accurate points in the author's analysis. What dismayed me the most was the shortRead More sighted view of those in the audience who showed up to support the flat levy. It smacked of "I got mine, too bad for you" mentality- people who had already reaped the benefits of great schools for their offspring. Now their only concern is saving $30-40 per year, not any sense of responsibility for the education of the generations that follow. As for the promised era of collaboration, I think we know with whom they are collaborating.
Patch file graphic
Rick Cazzato December 9, 2013 at 08:10 pm
The meeting was at 6:30 am, most parents and taxpayers have trouble making a morning meeting.
Badge Eighty Six December 17, 2013 at 03:31 pm
As historically most Board meetings are poorly attended most parents and taxpayers have troubleRead More making the evening Board meetings as well.
Credit unknown. If you know the source of this image, please email Catherine.Crawford@patch.com
Sundance November 10, 2013 at 08:48 am
The #1 ranked school system in the world for math science and literacy spends less thanRead More $4,000.00/student/year. Why do Americans remain in denial about the failure of our public schools? What good is common core when it doesn't address the core problem with our schools? We have a political + union stasi holding children hostage in order to maintain their political power and control over people. Look around you why are so many doctors and scientists coming from outside the USA? We continue to enable failure in our own education system and we pretend that addressing a symptom here and there will fix the disease inherent in the system. What a sad waste of resources.
Donna J November 29, 2013 at 01:04 am
Well done, Sundance! Couldn't have said it better myself. And, if we don't turn this around, weRead More will be at the bottom of the list. All it takes is for a few good parents and grandparents to stay home and not go to the school board meetings. We must take this country back and we're not doing it!