Thursday, May 2, 2013
Bill Robertson was elected the new D211 board president, Mucia Burke is the vice president and Anna Klimkowicz is the secretary. Bob LeFevre, Jr., Klimkowicz and Mike Scharringhausen were sworn in after winning the April 9 election.
The three newly elected members of the District 211 school board were sworn in at the Thursday night board meeting, and a new board president, vice president and secretary were approved. Anna Klimkowicz and Bob LeFevre, Jr. both were reelected in the April 9 election; newcomer Mike Scharringhausen also was victorious. Three seats were open on the board; Klimkowicz was the top vote-getter, followed by Scharringhausen. LeFevre Jr., the most recent board president, came in third place, and beat out fellow board member Edward Yung, the previous board secretary, for the final seat. New leadership for the D211 board also was approved following the swearing in ceremony. Bill Robertson and Richard Gerber both were nominated by board members to …
Monday, April 16, 2012
No longer limited to the top 25 students based upon class rank, at least one D211 high school would have named sixty academic scholars in recent years, another as few as 18 if proposed new criteria had been in place.
No longer will Township High School District 211’s recognition of academic scholars be limited to graduating seniors who rank in the top 25 of their class based upon either weighted or unweighted grade point averages after seven semesters. In at least one D211 school, sixty graduating seniors would have received the award for their outstanding academic achievements during their high school careers if new criteria been in place. When D211’s Board of Education approved the elimination of class rank, beginning with the Class of 2013 it mandated a change to how academic scholars would be selected for each high school. A proposed new policy presented to the Board last week states academic scholars will be defined as “graduating seniors who …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Palatine resident Bill Robertson won a seat on the District 211 school board Tuesday in unofficial returns.
Palatine resident Bill Robertson won a seat on the Township High School District 211 school board Tuesday. Robertson finished third in a crowded field of seven candidates. School board members George Brandt and Richard Gerber, both Schaumburg residents, were reelected with 9,367 and 9,152 votes respectively with 172 of 173 precincts reporting. Robertson had 8,921 votes. Newcomer and Schaumburg resident Mucia Burke also will join the board. She finished fourth with 7,587 votes. "The biggest thing that citizens seemed receptive to was the fact that I want to bring financial transparency to the district," Robertson said. "When I talk about financial transparency and being more aware of what we're spending money on and publicizing what we are …
Monday, March 7, 2011
Palatine Patch is running questionnaires of local political candidates this week leading up to the April 5 election.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Seven candidates are vying for four open seats in Township High School District 211 April 5 school board election. Palatine Patch asked each candidate to answer questions related to their candidacy. Bill Robertson Biography: Bill Robertson lives in Palatine. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree, received his Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Rockford College, and completed his Master of Arts in School Leadership degree from Concordia University Chicago. A former teacher, Robertson is a high school administrator working as an assistant principal. He is a member for the Palatine's Zoning Board, and serves on the Bridge Youth and Family Services Board of Directors. 1) District 211’s budget for …
Sunday, February 13, 2011
District 15 and District 211 school board candidate forums planned for April 5 elections.
What is the typical voter turnout for local school board elections? Answer: 25 percent. What percentage of your property tax bill goes to local schools? Answer: More than 60 percent. According to The Center for Public Education, local school boards make decisions that determine how a community’s children are educated and how its tax dollars are spent. Voting for school board members is a simple but powerful way to support student success and strengthen a community. They advocate that every child enrolled in the district is a reason to vote. The overall quality of the schools, both now and in the future, rests with decisions made by the Board of Education. The best and brightest should be in charge. Why should the minority of residents …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The Palatine Township Republican Organization's regular meeting will be open to the public Saturday, Feb. 5.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
The Palatine Township Republican Organization monthly meeting will be open to the public and feature candidates in the April election from two local races. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at 839 N. Quentin Rd., Palatine and will feature candidates from the Township High School District 211 school board election and the 5th District Village Council race. "Our February meeting will feature a forum with candidates in two hot local races," said Aaron Del Mar, Palatine Township Republican Committeeman in a press release. "The two candidates for the only contested Palatine Village Council race, District 5, and the seven candidates for high school District 211 Board of Education have been invited and most have accepted."
Thursday, January 6, 2011
A challenge of his petitions could knock Schaumburg resident Dennis Watts out of the District 211 school board race.
Schaumburg resident Dennis Watts said he was surprised when a challenge was filed that could block his candidacy for the Township High School District 211 school board. Watts, 67, is one of eight individuals who filed a petition to run for school board. There are four open seats. His candidacy is in jeopardy because of a challenge filed by Palatine resident Sharon Langlotz-Johnson. "I'm a rule follower," Langlotz-Johnson said. "I'm very black and white. When rules are set everyone should be required to follow them." Watts' petition contained 55 signatures; 50 signatures were needed to run. However, Langlotz-Johnson said that at least three signatures are from individuals who live outside District 211 and she does not believe that Watts has…