Saturday, May 11, 2013
Not too many changes other than new members on the Oswego 308 school board.
On Monday night four new members joined the Oswego 308 school board: Matthew Bauman, Greg O’Neil, Danielle Paul and Mike McDowell. Once all four new members were seated the board had to then elect a new president, vice president and secretary, which were being served by Bill Walsh, Alison Swanson, and departing Laurie Pasteris, respectively. The board elected Superintendent Matthew Wendt as President Pro Tempore to serve as president while a new one was elected. Board member Brent Lightfoot nominated Bill Walsh and was seconded by newly seated member Greg O’Neil. Walsh was voted unanimously to serve as president once more. Matthew Bauman then made a motion for Alison Swanson for vice-president, which was seconded by Brent Lightfoot and …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Multiple Oswego organizations associated with the school sponsoring the forum for all school board candidates.
Oswego 308 Board of Education candidates will have an opportunity to speak at a forum in March on a variety of topics of interest to the community. The forum is being hosted by the Oswego Education Association (OEA), Oswego Educational Support Professional Association (OESPA), Oswego Custodial and Maintenance Association (OCMA), Oswego Transportation Association (OTA), Parent and Community for Excellence (PACE) and Parent Communication Council (PCC). The forum will take place on Thursday, March 14 at 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oswego East High School auditorium. Each of the seven candidates will be given a question posed by a moderator and allowed to answer. Audience members will also be able to ask questions of the candidates as time permits. …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
There are open seats on the Oswego Village Board, Oswego 308 School Board, Oswegoland Park District Board and the Oswego Public Library District Board.
Oswego voters will have a selection of candidates to vote for in the Oswego April elections. Check out to see who has filed and will be on the ballot in April. Three trustee seats are available for four-year terms. Four board seats are available for four-year terms (one seat must be filled from an unincorporated area). One seat is available for a six-year term. At this time the Park District has said it is has not yet made a final decision on moving forward with fillng the empty seat left by Leonard Wass's resignation from the park board. Four seats are available for four-year terms. The list below is for all who have submitted petitions to be on the ballot. Stay updated with election coverage by signing up for the Oswego Patch …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Board unanimously adopts tax levy of a 4.98 percent increase.
The Oswego 308 Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt the 2012 tax levy with a 4.98 percent increase, or the amount of $93,275,900 on Monday night. In coming to this decision, Assistant Superintendent Paul O’Malley reiterated to the public and board that the Oswego school district had started the budget process earlier with a $7.4 million deficit that they were able to over several months cut down to $2.6 million. He also noted that the school district’s General State Aid was reduced by $4.1 million, which had it been available would have resulted in a much different outcome. That deficit was approved in the 2012-13 school year budget and involved cuts across many areas, but O’Malley picked out the $1.2 million cut made in the …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Assistant superintendent Paul O’Malley said actual amount is expected to be reduced through the County clerk.
The Oswego District 308 school board voted 6-0 in favor of adopting the 2012 tentative levy with a 4.98 percent increase. Assistant superintendent Paul O’Malley said this levy is just a proposal that must still be approved by the County clerk. He said the clerk is expected to reduce the proposal from the suggested 4.98 percent to near 3.1 percent. “The reason we levy higher is there could be new property,” said O’Malley. “If we fail to capture that new property, those new obligations will fall on the current taxpayer.” Want free local news in your inbox every morning? Sign up for our newsletter. For example, O’Malley provided a home assessed at $300,000 and said under the new levy there would be an increase of about $8 a month, or about $…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Derrick S. Berlin has more than 23 years of experience in school transportation.
Tuesday evening the District 308 Board of Education hired Derrick S. Berlin, a nationally certified transportation director, to oversee District 308’s Transportation Department. "It is with great honor to accept the position of director of transportation for School District 308," said Berlin. "It is my goal and desire to make the transportation department a world-class facility able to support the needs of students and parents." John Sparlin, executive director of administration services for Oswego 308, said the director's position had previously been filled in the district for many years, but it had not been filled for 18 months. "We felt that this was the route we needed to go," Sparlin said. The position was posted about a month ago, …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The four committees would each be made up of 20-25 residents.
Want your voice to be heard on various District 308 topics? Oswego Superintendent Matthew Wendt does too. Wendt has proposed the idea to create advisory committees of district residents to prepare a series of five-year plans on a variety of areas. Want free local news in your inbox every morning? Sign up for our newsletter. The committees would include: Wendt said that the current five-year strategic plan is out of date. “We need to begin the process to set new goals, objectives … and address the direction of the school district.” The committees would address issues “in line with goals and objectives of the board,” said Wendt. Ideally each committee would have around 20-25 members and that each committee would also include two board …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Brent Anderson was chosen by the District 308 board to head the Plainfield-based school that opens in August.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Brent Anderson, an Oswego East High School assistant principal, has been tapped to be the first principal of Murphy Junior High School in Plainfield when it opens in August. Anderson's appointment was approved at the Feb. 13 Oswego School District 308 board meeting; his salary was set at $95,500, according to a release issued by the district. The boundaries for the new school have not been set, but Anderson is prepared to start meeting with his new students and their families as soon as the board approves them, the release said. He officially assumes the job July 1. Prepartations for the new school, located at 26923 Grande Park Blvd., also include getting it ready to be occupied, hiring staff and choosing the school colors and mascot, the …