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D'skidoc April 23, 2014 at 05:51 pm
All five Chicago schools are magnets with selective enrollment. Stevenson has some advantageRead More because of sheer size and # of AP tests the students there take. I still think that Df and HP are more desirable because of their slightly smaller size.
Herc April 23, 2014 at 06:31 pm
Plainfield central is unranked. Scores are about the same as Joliet West.
David Greenberg April 23, 2014 at 06:42 pm
So the questions are: "What does #1 do that's better than HPHS? How can HPHS improve? What'sRead More holding us back?" Compare and contrast.
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Loreta J. April 15, 2014 at 11:38 am
Very impressed with the trainers at OHS. I've experience first hand their help and expertise withRead More my son and 2 separate injuries he's been working through. We are lucky to have them available to our student athletes!
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Don Ryba April 7, 2014 at 07:07 am
I'd like to see a breakdown of the expenses the District is responsible for. At the current fundingRead More rate given in the article, $6119 per student (assuming about 30 students per class room) the average class is receiving over $185k. At the recommended rate, each class will receive over $260k. If the teacher of this class makes $50k (since all teachers are over worked and under paid) that leaves a huge amount of money going where?
Mommy4gbbg April 7, 2014 at 08:29 am
That is an EXCELLENT point Don! I don't know if it has ever been broken down in that way.
Mike Francis April 7, 2014 at 10:49 am
Don- a huge portion of that is going towards debt service. The 'cost' to educate a student that isRead More always mentioned only includes direct classroom costs and ignores capital expenses. So if you take the $800 million or so worth of debt and divide that by the useful life of the improvements then you'll see that it is costing us MUCH more per student than what is advertised. It is misleading to not include capital expenses in the calculation of "operating expense per pupil" (OEPP). The OEPP of public schools is way more than that of private schools and homeschooling.
Jodi Ancel. Credit: Oswego School District.
ayar April 4, 2014 at 11:07 am
@Mike - A lot of schools are having trouble hitting it - You're right, it needs work,Read More http://yorkville.patch.com/groups/schools/p/district-115-fails-to-make-ayp By the way, are you related to John Francis, that one assistant principal ? I wonder who's ending up at Old Post. A lot of people thought Ms. Ancel liked it there - wonder what happened ?
ayar April 4, 2014 at 11:08 am
Hey Mike, there's moreRead More http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/naperville_lisle/ct-tl-naperville-d203-isat-20131101,0,4565252.story
Mike Francis April 4, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Hi-- no, no relation. What's interesting about the Naperville article is that their dir ofRead More communications is quoted as saying that they are not satisfied with their results. Yet, we have 308 personnel praising their teachers for failing. Which district do you think will be making improvements, the one that realizes they need work, or the one that is praising failure? I'm more concerned about the year-over-year results because that can provide an indication of progress. Unfortunately, the overall trend is one staying the same from year to year. $800 million dollars has gone to waste, unless you count fancy sporting facilities as being indicative of success.
Dr. Matthew Wendt. Credit: Submitted photo
Jillian Trimarco April 5, 2014 at 02:58 pm
Wendt is applying for superintendent jobs in other districts. He applied for the job that OEHSRead More principal will be taking in fact. So his renewal isn't a big deal because he's not planning on sticking around. I have 4 kids in the district and work in it, he's not doing anything beneficial for any of us. Hopefully his job search pays out soon and he can do to Oswego what he did to Iowa!
Walt Hines April 5, 2014 at 07:34 pm
Jillian.. you know this to be fact based because.... I hope that you have some facts to back thisRead More up just in case the 308 police come knocking at your door. Honestly nothing surprises me these days, how said is that?
J Goodsmith April 10, 2014 at 01:01 pm
@ Jillian - really? you work in the district - I don't find your name in the staff directory on theRead More 308 web site. How do you expect anyone to think that someone at that level would want, let alone apply for an Ast. Super job when you are a Superintendent. Sounds like you are unhappy with the changes he is making and you wish he was leaving. BTW Exactly what did he 'do' to Iowa? I took the time to read the contract extension posted on the Des Monies Register web site - no provision where he would not get paid if he quit. The blame, if any is to be had, should go to the IA board.
Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" 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???
Dr. Louis Lee. Credit: Oswego School District
Steve March 26, 2014 at 11:22 am
The sad thing is that the kids liked him and his involvement in the school. He was very interactiveRead More with the students.
Henry T March 26, 2014 at 11:59 am
Well, short of setting contracts for a specific time and you have to finish out the contract (thinkRead More football, baseball, etc) along with the idea you would be liable for paying the guy in case something else happened (like in sports again). I am not sure how you prevent this... So is the expectation, that when offered a better job (more pay, more responsibility) that we expect people to stick around out of loyalty? In my experience in the private sector I haven't heard of anyone going 'Well, yeah that is more money a job with more responsibility that gets me closer to even a better job down the road in terms of pay and benefits, but you know I am going to keep my current gig.' Perhaps others of you have and I am sure some people have, but in general in the private sector people tend to move to jobs that provide more for them an their families. If he is successful at the role in IP then I would expect his next move would be into a full super role at some suburban school district. Not a bad gig.
KylefromOswego March 26, 2014 at 05:03 pm
Well said Hank. Too bad you have idiots who can make small minded comments and hide behind theirRead More keyboard! I have heard nothing but GREAT things about Dr. Lee and I personally was impressed with what I saw when I was at OE for a recent robotics competition. And most importantly the KIDS and parents love him from what I have been told. I'm not sure how the school is performing academically under his leadership, but I noticed on the state report card that OE scored higher that OHS on the ACT! For now I say thank you and good luck in your future position. By all accounts you have certainly left some large shoes to fill!
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Lisa Elfstrum March 15, 2014 at 09:04 am
Congratulations to both! Although, the person pictured with Dr. Lee is Colleen Olson. She is anRead More awesome volunteer who shoots thousands of photos of our OE kids, free of charge, at all sorts of events and sporting events. While I have no doubt that Jack Feltes has been an involved photographer, his business does have the school contract for senior yearbook pics and other photo work. Colleen (shown here) gives countless hours of her own time with no profit I hope she is the one who was honored there, as she has done such a fantastic job and out of the goodness of her heart. As a professional photographer myself, I know firsthand just how much of her time and talent has been shared. She deserves to be recognized and appreciated!
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missmary March 14, 2014 at 09:23 am
I would love to see the schools adopt an online learning model similar to what the colleges areRead More doing - where students (perhaps honors students would be a good test base) could chose to take classes either in a traditional format or an online format - better preparing our high schoolers for true college learning.