Sunday, April 28, 2013
Since December, District 15 parent Lisa Szczupaj has led the charge, in addition to creating a Change.org petition to urge the board of education to choose 'early release' to make time for teacher development.
Editor's note: Letters to the Editor are presented as they are originally submitted by our readers. Palatine Patch neither agrees nor disagrees with the opinions presented. Last weekend, I was speaking with a D15 teacher. She indicated to me that she had been told that her CTC intended to threaten legal action in order to ensure that they got their way in regard to the Late Start / Early Release topic. She further indicated to me that the CTC was confident the threat of litigation would back the Board of Education and Superintendent's Office into a position where they would chose to simply give the union officials their way rather than fight back for what is right for our community of elementary and middle school children and their …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Resident Joe Heater discusses voting records and their importance in determining who to choose amongst the candidates vying for the District 15 school board.
Tuesday, March 19
With four seats up for grabs at Community Consolidated School District 15 on April 9th and nine member of the community vying for the seats, how are voters supposed to determine which of the candidates will best serve the District and its students. With three incumbents and a former Board member in the chase, we would be wise to review their record on critical issues they faced over the past three years. After all it is actions and not words or good intentions that are the measure of success. Two of the current Board members and one former Board member say they subscribe to a policy of fiscal responsibility, yet three years ago Peggy Babcock, Rich Bokor and Jim Ekeberg voted to approve a labor contract that that could only result in …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Palatine resident and District 15 parent of two, Lisa Beth Szczupaj writes about the proposed "Wednesday Late Start Program" and resulting communication and activities in opposition of the idea.
Monday, January 7
I would like to take a moment to keep you up to date as to the activity in District 15 in regard to the proposed "Wednesday Late Start Program". A number of local parents have commenced a call and letter writing campaign on this topic. Many parents are quite upset about this and feel that Scott Thompson has not represented the parents and children in this issue but has simply chosen the easy route in doing whatever the teachers' union wanted with no input from stakeholders or communication as to the motivation behind the decision. Following repeated requests for an opportunity to voice our concerns, Mr. Thompson has agreed to host an open discussion on this topic on Saturday the 26th of January from 9 - 11 AM in the Board Room at …