Friday, January 11, 2013
In what could be the final bargaining session before a potential strike, the Grayslake School District 46 Board and the teachers' union will meet this afternoon in hopes of reaching a contract agreement.
Updated Jan. 12 In an email from Superintendent Ellen Correll that went out to all District 46 parents who subscribe to the district's newsletter: The Board of Education/Teachers Union negotiations on Friday night did NOT result in an agreement. There is another negotiation session scheduled for Tuesday, January 15, 2013. It is my suggestion however, that you begin planning for a strike and any needed child care. I will continue to update you but wanted to make sure you have plenty of time to make plans. I will be working with Champions to develop child care plans at Meadowview and Prairieview. As soon as those options are firmed up, I will post on the district website. I know this is a very challenging situation for all of you and it is …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
With the D46 school board and the teachers' union running out of time, the board hosts a 'Town Meeting' to discuss contract negotiations and sticking points with concerned residents over a pending strike.
With a strike date less than one week away, at least 50 residents turned out for a 'Town Meeting' Wednesday night hosted by the Grayslake School District 46 Board. The public was given a chance to voice concerns about the contract negotiations between the board and the teachers' union. One concern brought up by several residents was the safety of students if a strike were to happen. "The substitutes that would come in are not trained on the safety procedures in the school," said Colleen Wade of Grayslake, questioning how the board could ensure the students are safe in the case of an emergency with 99% of the staff unfamiliar with the buildings. The district is accepting applications for temporary substitute certified teachers and non-…
For the third time the future of Superintendent Ellen Correll with the Grayslake School District 46 remains undecided.
Twice tied, and once delayed. During the Grayslake School District 46 board meeting Wednesday a vote was taken to delay a vote or even discussion on extending the contract of Superintendent Ellen Correll. Board president Ray Millington said the line-item on the agenda should be delayed based on "everything the district is dealing with right now in regards to the strike." The board agreed with Mittington. This would have been the third time the board votes on the issue. Previous votes on Oct. 17 and Nov. 7, 2012 to extend Correll's $170,844 annual contract through June 2014 failed; both votes ended in a 3-3 tie. Board member Sue Facklam was absent from both votes. To pass, the measure needs a majority vote in favor. It was not said if the …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Elected officials of the Grayslake Elementary District 46 discussed whether specifics are needed in regards to board member travel.
Friday, June 8, 2012
D46 School Board member Michael Carbone asked Wednesday about the benefits of the district belonging to Education Research Development, commonly known as ED-RED, based on its support and opposition on certain issues, according to the Daily Herald.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Students at Frederick School took home 11 medals out of 26 events in the State competition, including first place overall.
Frederick Intermediate School’s Science Olympiad team participated in the State finals at the Univeristy of Illinois in Champaign on Saturday, April 14th. Science Olympiad is a team-based sport where groups of two to four students compete in events pertaining to specific scientific topics such as earth science, biology, chemistry, and engineering. The events are scored individually, and then scored as a whole for a team score. The team from Frederick, a District 46 school serving fifth- and sixth-grade students, went up against schools serving sixth- through eighth-grade students from across the state. Frederick students took home individual medals in 11 of the 26 events, and First Place overall in Class A, a first for the school. The…
Grayslake students earned the chance to compete in the Global Destination Imagination competition matching up against teams from the US, Brazil, China, India and more, if they can raise enough funds for the trip.
The Community Consolidated School District 46 Education Foundation is proud to announce that the Elementary Destination ImagiNation® (DI) Structural Challenge State Champions are D46 students. DI is designed to allow students to learn and experience creativity, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving, organizers said. It is a global program that fosters a dynamic skill set necessary for future success and cultivates student development into world-class innovators and critical thinkers. “Sizzling Bacon,” a team of seven D46 students in grades 3 and 4, chose “Hold It!,” the Structural Challenge. The Challenge required the team to accomplish the following: The team comprised of students from Woodview and Prairieview Schools took …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Grayslake Elementary District 46 has been billed more than $14,000 by a retired judge for his investigation of ethics complaints filed by Lennie Jarratt against school officials including Superintendent Ellen Correll, according to the Daily Herald.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Grayslake Elementary District 46 is expected to pay much less than expected to air-condition a school serving students in seventh and eighth grades for the next academic year, according to the Daily Herald.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Students at Frederick School who read all 20 of the 2012 Rebecca Caudill books got to shave their librarian's head.
"This celebration is for those who read," said Robert Depke, librarian and teacher at Frederick School in Grayslake. That was when he still had a full head of hair. As part of the seventh annual Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Book Award celebration at Frederick School on March 22, students who read all 20 of the Caudill books got to shave Depke's head. Depke said the award is presented annually to the author whose book was selected by fourth- through eighth-grade Illinois students as their favorite. This year’s winners was announced at the celebration. See the list of winning books here. After playing a quiz show style game with the students about characters and plot lines from the books, Depke allowed students to shave off his hair. The …