Thursday, April 12, 2012
La Grange resident Thomas W. Cushing has been selected to serve on Lyons Township High School's Board of Education. Cushing will serve the remainder William Purcell’s term through April 2013. Purcell passed away last month.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Lyons Township High School's Board of Education has selected Thomas W. Cushing, a La Grange resident and LT alumni, to fill a vacancy left on the board after the death of William Purcell last month. “The Board of Education is very excited to have [Cushing] join us," Board President Mark Pera said in an email. "He is passionate about kids and education, and we have no doubt that he will have a very positive impact upon LT." Cushing is a 1980 graduate of LT who holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a JD degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame. The Board cited Cushing's extensive community service as a reason for their selection. Cushing has served on the St. Francis Xavier Parish Council and as its chairman. …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
District 204 is now seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the district's board following the death of a board member.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Following the recent death of Lyons Township High School board member William F. Purcell Jr., District 204 will begin accepting applicants to fill the vacancy and finish Purcell's four-year term. Those interested in applying must be at least 18 years old, and must have lived in the district for at least one year. The applicant must also be registered to vote. The board will hold a special meeting on April 9 and 10, when candidates for the position will be interviewed during a closed session. The board is expected to choose a candidate prior to its April 11 board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in the position must deliver their application by Thursday, March 22 by 4 p.m. A candidate application packet can by downloaded at www.lths.…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
On Monday night, the District 204 Board of Education approved their tax levy and an increase in summer fees for gymnastics and football.
Board Approves Levy Increase On Dec. 19, the District 204 Board of Education approved a 3.54 percent increase from the 2011 tax levy. The levy is estimated to rise $1.9 million in 2011 to $59.6 million up from $57.7 million last year. For more on this story, click here. Summer Fees Rise for Football, Gymnastics The board unanimously approved an increase in summer fees for the football gymnastics programs. Fees for both programs will increase this summer because of a deficit in the programs last year, Scott Eggerding, director of curriculum said. Fees for the first and second levels of football and for the first level of gymnastics will increase from $50 to $75. Fees for the third and fourth levels of football and the second level of …
Friday, November 11, 2011
At a Thursday night District 102 School Board meeting, parents raised concerns over the possible transition of the BASE after-school program into the hands of the La Grange Park District.
At a District 102 School Board meeting on Thursday night, parents raised their concerns over the possible transition of the district's BASE program into the hands of the Park District of La Grange. BASE, which stands for Before and After School Experience, allows parents to drop off kids early for school, or pick them up later to accommodate work schedules. Students get help with homework, a healthy snack and an opportunity to socialize after school. According to District 102 officials, the reason for the proposed transition is largely due to insurance liability and to training. The district would need to place a certified employee in the role currently filled by BASE Program Director Leanna Hartung, and would need to more regularly train …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Nearly 80 percent of students at Lyons Township High School are participating in co-curricular activities, board reports.
Even with balancing busy social lives, class time and homework, students at Lyons Township High School are finding time to participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities. According to a report to the District 204 Board of Education, 78.5 percent of the student body—a total of 3,015 students—took part in a co-curricular activity in the 2010-2011 school year. A slight majority of students participated in more than one of the school's programs, and 20 students participated in eight or more groups, the board reported. In addition to students being able to put their activities on college applications, the report showed that students who participated had a higher grade point average (GPA) overall as well. The average GPA for a student …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Paraprofessionals at the school will receive a 3.35 percent increase under the terms of a five-year contract approved Monday night.
- Thom Rae
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Administrators and non-union employees at Lyons Township High School will receive salary increases of 4 percent for the 2011-2012 academic year, the District 204 board of education decided Monday night. The increases were structured during a closed session held at the end of the board's regular monthly meeting, and approved immediately thereafter in open session, as required by Illinois law. The district's 98 classified/non-contractual employees, which includes administrative assistants and non-union supervisors, will receive a straight 4 percent raise, said Jennifer Bialobok, the district's community relations coordinator. Increases for the 21 administrators will average 4 percent. Earlier in the meeting, the board approved a five-year …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Lyons Township High School Dist. 204 Board of Education began and ended its regular meeting Monday night in private discussion.
Monday night's regular meeting of the Lyons Township High School board of education began with a discussion concerning a proposal to expel one student, and ended with a discussion regarding employee salaries for the coming school year. Both discussions were held in sessions closed to the public. A unanimous vote approving the expulsion took place later during the board's open session, as required by Illinois law, although neither the identity of the student nor details of events precipitating the action were divulged. The expelled student may apply for readmission after one year, provided certain requirements are satisfied, Board President Mark Pera said. Details of the salaries approved by the board are expected to be made public later …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Take a look at what's on the agenda for Lyons Township High School's Board of Education meeting tonight.
The Board of Education for Lyons Township High School meets tonight at 7 p.m. at LT's North Campus, 100 S. Brainard Ave., in room 103-104. Here's a look at what's on the agenda tonight: Executive Session: The board will enter closed session near the beginning of the meeting to discuss a confidential student matter. The board may take action on the matter later as part of its New Business agenda. The board will enter closed session again to discuss matters of employee's salaries. They are expected to vote on the items when they return from closed session. Salaries being discussed include administrator's salaries and non-contractual employee compensation. Other items on the agenda: To view the entire agenda, click here.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Leaving for college next year, LT senior Haley Bucheleres had her last board meeting as student representative to the District 204 Board of Education on May 16.
At a District 204 Board of Education meeting on May 16, board members praised Lyons Township High School senior Haley Bucheleres for her service to the board of education and her school. In particular, board members highlighted her dedication to the student body and for being straightforward and honest in discussions. La Grange Patch caught up with Haley to find out what it takes to be a student representative and what her plans are going forward. La Grange Patch: How does one get selected to be student representative to the board of education? Haley Bucheleres: First you had to pick up an application. In the packet was a page for signatures which had to be from (I believe) 50 students, a few teachers and an assistant principal. Then …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Wants to look at all possible hires in one package.
The La Grange District 102 School Board of Education held off on taking action regarding a request for hiring one additional English as a Second Language teacher. The number of bilingual students in the district has grown over the past 10 years. D102 staff members told the board the three employees who work with students whose first language is not English, are being stretched across the district. At Congress Park Elementary School there are 24 students who are native Spanish speakers. There are also 11 other students who speak three other languages in their home. At Forest Grove Elementary School there are 13 languages spoken. Staff members told the board of education that the 11 native Spanish speaking students at Park Junior High School…