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State pension debt requires costly solution

Rosie Kelly, staff writer

October 5, 2012

Filed under News

The Illinois pension debt reached over $80 billion this year, according to Hillarie Siena, district assistant superintendent of business affairs. The Illinois government is currently exploring pension reform options to pay...

District prepares for teacher contract negotiations

Inaara Tajuddin, Aaron Ach, staff writer

October 5, 2012

Filed under News, Top Stories

District 225 Board of Education and Glenbrook Education Association (GEA) representatives will negotiate teachers’ contracts throughout this school year, following a year which saw highly publicized negotiations in the Chicago...

District 225 holds to ‘bring your own device’ policy while some other districts consider supplying e-texts

Richard Pearl, staff reporter

June 8, 2012

Filed under News, Web Exclusives

District 225 continues to have a “bring your own device” philosophy in regards to electronic textbooks in contrast to the positions other schools have taken. Many schools in the North Shore, such as New Trier and Stevenson,...

Drama Club banquet honors this year’s members

Henry Netherland, staff reporter

June 7, 2012

Filed under News, Web Exclusives

Members of the Drama Club received awards at the Drama Club Awards Banquet presented by club sponsors, Beth Barber, John Knight and Richard Winship, on the auditorium stage May 11. According to Barber, each year the Drama Club...

Alumnus wins moot court competition

Chris Callahan, staff reporter

June 6, 2012

Filed under News, Web Exclusives

Danny Lewin, class of 2006 GBS alumnus, won the moot court competition at the University of Michigan (UM) Law School April 2. According to Lewin, moot court is a “simulated oral argument” in which attorneys argue in front...

Business Department welcomes Hall as new chair

Tammy Craven, co-news editor

May 25, 2012

Filed under News

Dawn Hall will begin her position as the new Instructional Supervisor (IS) of the Business Education Department in the fall of 2012. Hall, who has taught for 11 years, will replace retiring Steven Kornick in supervising the Busin...

Preliminary projections estimate South’s enrollment growth

Julia Jacobs, asst. opinions editor

May 25, 2012

Filed under News

In preparation for the upcoming enrollment bubble at South in the next five years, District 225 plans for a temporary strain on the school budget and resources. Kimberly Ptak, district director of operations and purchasing,...

District 34 prepares to accomodate budget reductions

Inaara Tajuddin, staff reporter

May 25, 2012

Filed under News, Top Stories

After nearly a year-long five-step process review, the District 34 Board of Education agreed upon budget cuts totaling $1.8 million for Springman and Attea middle schools due to an imbalance between expenditures and revenue. Dr....

Diminishing server capacity creates system failures

Ben Kraus, co-web editor

May 25, 2012

Filed under News

The recent failures in computer servers at South can be attributed to aging hardware, according to Marcus Thimm, District 225 chief technology officer. According to Thimm, the district is replacing current servers and storage...

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