Friday, November 23, 2012
District 214 proposes tentative 2012 tax levy increase.
With an overall increase of 3.4 percent, Northwest Suburban High School District 214 approved the 2012 tentative tax levy at the Nov. 15 school board meeting. According to the district's figures, the estimated total property taxes to be levied is $201.3 million. That’s up $6 million from what the district collected from tax payers in 2011. The total 3.4 percent tax levy increase is a conservative projection, the district report stated. The actual tax levy will be established by the Cook County Clerk’s office. The tentative 2012 tax levy is an estimate of how much money the District 214 will need. According to district reports, to under levy is a lifetime penalty to a district in need of revenue. If a taxing district does not levy enough to…
Monday, October 29, 2012
District 214 School Board voted to eliminate information processing as a graduation requirement, the Daily Herald reports.
Part of the 2013-2014 academic handbook and curriculum changes, School District 214 students will no longer be required to take information processing to graduate. According to the Daily Herald, the school board voted last week to drop the technical computing class from the district’s list of graduation requirements, a decision several teachers and union leaders were against. Associate Superintendent for Educational Services Rosemary Gonzalez-Pinnick presented the changes, noting District 214’s curriculum evolves each year to stay current. As children become more tech-savvy at a younger age, Pinnick pointed out the elimination of information processing as a graduation requirement will give students more flexibility when selecting …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Data from the state board of education helps break it down.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The highest paid teacher in School District 214 earned nearly $146,000 in 2010-11, while the lowest-paid educator made just over $8,000. The figures come from data released by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), which collected it from many districts. The data shows the names, positions, salaries and benefits of all teachers and administrators. Several District 214 administrators earned more than the highest-paid teacher. Search the database: How Much Do Educators Make at Your School? For school years 2010 and 2011, when a July 1 reporting deadline was in effect, school districts were directed by ISBE to include in their reports payments made through June 30, 2010. As a result, projected July and August payments to individuals …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
BGHS' royal couple were crowned during a pep assembly Monday morning.
Buffalo Grove High School seniors Mary Zawlocki and Michael Maley were crowned Homecoming queen and king during a coronation assembly that kicked off a week of spirit activities. Other Homecoming court members are Erin Barton, Michael Beck, Demo Drakoulis, Jillian Lynch, Michael Maley, Andrea Mau, Peter Tsourmas, Andy Walker, Mary Zawlocki and Calla Ziemba. Theme days and spirit activities are planned throughout the week. This year marks Buffalo Grove's 40th anniversary. The varsity football game against Hersey High School begins at 7 p.m. Friday. The week will conclude with a Homecoming dance on Saturday. Related: Videos: Homecoming Royalty Crowned at Stevenson
Monday, August 13, 2012
The 2012-13 tentative budget will be on display from Aug. 15 to Sept. 20.
A conservative approach earns Township High School District 214 a balanced budget for the new school year. District 214 Board of Education approved a total operating and working cash budget of $232 million, which includes personnel, purchased services, supplies, capital outlay, tuition and other objects. Last year's budget came in at $230 million. Superintendent David Schuler said the district's staff was conservative with revenues and collaborated with other buildings in the district as they prepared this year's budget. School Board President James Perkins said he was impressed with the work the administration did because there were no major cuts. Property taxes are the district's largest source of revenue this year, coming in at $188 …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Students who buy their lunch at school will be required to take a serving of fruit or vegetable.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Starting this fall, all coaches and advisers in District 214 will have to sign a code of conduct contract to coach and work with students.
The District 214 Board of Education has decided to make all coaches and advisers sign and adhere to a code of conduct policy that outlines specific principles, ethical standards, responsibilities and expectations. Previously: District 214 Discusses Code Of Conduct for Coaches, Advisers Before the season begins, coaches and advisers must sign the document to participate in co-curricular activities in conjunction with discussing goals and expectations for the upcoming season.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The following students were honored last month at Buffalo Grove High School.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Buffalo Grove High School's commencement ceremony included 520 graduating seniors.
It was a beautiful and sunny Sunday afternoon for the Buffalo Grove High School class of 2012 graduation. The optimism before, during and after the ceremony was contagious. As the 520 graduating seniors and their family and friends waited in line to enter the building before noon, emotions already were flowing. “I’m very excited,” said Kelly Kowal, a graduating senior headed to the University of Wisconsin at Platteville in the fall to study agricultural business. “What makes me a little emotional is how quickly the last four years flew by. It gives (you) perspective on how fast time really goes,” Kowal said. Parents also weighed in on what the day meant to them. “I’m just so proud and excited and happy to see this day arrive for my …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Auditions process begins Monday for high school students.