Thursday, April 18, 2013
Dr. Matthew Wendt talked to ABC 7 this morning about flooding at OHS and the decision to open schools today.
District 308 Supintendent Matthew Wendt appeared on ABC 7 news Thursday morning and discusssed the flooding situation at Oswego High School along with the decision to open schools today. Watch the video above. For our mobile users, find the video here.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Students asked to stay in classrooms while classmate calmed.
Prairie Point Elementary School was put on a “soft lockdown” at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. According to District 308 spokeswoman Kristine Liptrot, a student began running through the halls of the school and eventually locked him or herself in a bathroom. In order to calm the student, the school was put on “soft lockdown,” which means students were not allowed to leave their classrooms. The lockdown lasted for about 20 minutes. No one was injured during the incident, and police were not called, Liptrot said. Dismissal of half-day kindergartners was delayed slightly by the incident, Liptrot said. Are you following us on Facebook?
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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The Oswegoland Park District and the Oswego District 308 Elementary Physical Education Teachers hosted the seventh annual "Have Fun? You Won! Kids’ Triathlon" on Sunday at Oswego East High School. 270 turned out for the event, which included a 110 meter swim, 3-mile bike ride and half-mile run. Post pictures of your kids doing their favorite Triathlon activites. Congrats to all of our young athletes!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Fiscal Year 2013 budget has a $5.5 million deficit.
On Monday evening the Oswego 308 School Board met to discuss several items of interest for both the approaching school year and the FY2013 budget. Resolution for Intergovernmental Agreement for Transportation Earlier the Aurora West School District 129 and East Aurora School District 131 discussed transportation bids for special education students who attend programs outside of their districts. The winning bidder was Durham School Services, L.P. Paul O’Malley, assistant superintendent of business, wanted to approve and authorize the execution of the Intergovernmental Agreement, which would allow Oswego students to use the transportation alongside Aurora students. Board member Dave Behrens clairified that, for the moment, the transporation …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Rachel Bednar, assistant principal of Plank Junior High School, has been hired as the new principal of Edison Middle School in Wheaton.
The Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 Board of Education appointed Rachel Bednar, assistant principal of Plank Junior High School, as new principal of Edison Middle School at its meeting Wednesday night. Though District 308 has not issued a press release on Bednar's exit, Human Resources Director Kritsy Kuntz confirmed it Thursday. Bednar has been with District 308 since 2000. She has been the assistant principal at Plank for the past four years, and served as the director of the Learning Resource Center at Oswego High School from 2004 to 2008. Prior to that, she was the director of the Learning Resource Center at Bednarcik Junior High School from 2002-2004, and she taught language arts and reading in Oswego and …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Wendt's former school board, in Ankeny, Iowa, filed a suit on Wednesday accusing him of fraud. Here is Wendt's written response to those allegations.
On Wednesday, the Ankeny, Iowa school board filed a lawsuit against District 308 Superintendent Matthew Wendt, charging that he defrauded them by accepting a $176,000 transitional allowance upon his resignation, and then signing a three-year deal with the Oswego School District the next day. Wendt denies the allegations, and for the first time, spoke out about them in a written statement on Wednesday. Here is that statement. I appreciate this opportunity to provide the true facts of my resignation as superintendent of the Ankeny Community School District to the public and the media: During the negotiations that led to the buyout of my contract and the tendering of my resignation letter, (which was written by board attorney Krausman), I …
The lawsuit was filed in Iowa today and accuses new District 308 Superintendent Matthew Wendt of fraud, according to the Des Moines Register.
The Ankeny, Iowa school board filed a lawsuit against their former district superintendent (and current District 308 superintendent) Matthew Wendt in Polk County District Court today, accusing him of fraud and saying he deliberately misled the district. According to this article written by Sara Sleyster of the Des Moines Register, the lawsuit is requesting the court to make null and void a contract providing Wendt with a $176,000 transition allowance if he left the district. In May, the school board voted 5-2 to accept Wendt's resignation. Prior to the vote, the board offered Wendt a three-year contract including a 3.25 percent salary should he stay with the district. During the special meeting, the board amended Wendt's current contract. …
The Ankeny, Iowa board voted 4-2 Monday to continue legal action against former Superintendent Matthew Wendt, who has just signed a contract with District 308.
In a split vote Monday night, the Ankeny, Iowa school board decided to continue legal proceedings against Oswego School District Superintendent (and former Ankeny School District Superintendent) Matthew Wendt. The 4-2 vote came following a closed session Monday night in which members were given information from Ahlers and Cooney, a law firm the board hired at a meeting two weeks ago to see if the district could legally do anything to stop Wendt from receiving a $176,000 transition allowance following his resignation from the district. The motion was to “authorize counsel to proceed as instructed in closed session.” Board president George Tracy said he was unable to discuss any further details regarding what was talked about during the …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The rules that govern athletes and those participating in extracurricular activities may be overhauled, if board members can agree on the changes.
The Oswego School Board is planning to update and revise the code of conduct for athletes and those involved in extracurricular activities. But based on discussions at last week’s board meeting, it’s unclear just what form those revisions will take. At last Monday’s meeting, board members Mike Scaramuzzi and Laurie Pasteris unveiled the current draft of the code, which covers every student involved in sports, drama or other school-sponsored activities. Scaramuzzi and Pasteris have been involved in discussions over the code for months, and even they disagreed on some of the proposed changes. The code of conduct specifically forbids students from possessing or using tobacco, alcohol or illegal drugs, from being in the presence of illegal …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Northern Illinois University Convocation Center in DeKalb seats 10,000, and has parking for 3,000 cars.
Students in both Oswego high schools will have to drive a little farther to get to graduation next year, but they’ll be able to invite more of their family and friends to attend. On Monday, the District 308 board unanimously chose the convocation center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb as the site of the 2013 graduation. The convocation center seats 10,000 and has parking for 3,000 cars, offering a sizeable increase over the high schools themselves, where graduations have traditionally been held. The total cost of renting NIU's center would be $11,674, which includes labor costs, online streaming of the ceremony, and production of tickets. That is down slightly from the $12,000 is currently costs to hold graduations at both high …