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District 200 to Lay Off 35 Teachers

District 200 Board of Education approves resolution to dismiss 35 teachers.

Community Unit School District 200 will lay off 35 teachers this spring. The District 200 Board of Education approved a resolution authorizing the dismissal of non-tenured teachers Wednesday, Triblocal reported Thursday.

Illinois School Code requires that staff receive notice of non-renewal or honorable dismissal 45 days before the end of the school term, according to the District 200 website.

According to Triblocal, District 200 Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris said staff is in the process of planning for next year's enrollment and staffing.

Lisa April 16, 2012 at 02:54 PM
p.s. You can fail to educate children who are immigrants, or are actually Americans, but who have immigrant parents, but where does that leave us? What possible good can come from having a population of children who will one day be adults who are uneducated or ill because they lack health care? I belive this would be biting off the proveribal nose to spite the face.
MILTON PD April 16, 2012 at 04:10 PM
@Lisa, I guess you forgot we were delivered us a huge whack eight months after Bush took office. You didn't you see Bush running around blaming Clinton for years of weakness and inadequate response to terrorism. It has been estimated that single day cost us an aggregate total (public and private ) of 2.5 trillion dollars. Yes, Republican members of the senate and congress can be blamed for some of the current problems we face as a nation but the problems in Illinois started long before Bush came to town. The recession help accelerate the problem but it was coming anyway so now its time to deal with it. Some teachers are over paid, some are under paid but most are paid appropriately. The main issue is pension reform. How much does the employee pay in and how much should the tax payers contribute. Worker rules also need to be addressed as well as long term benefits to them and there families. Illegal Immigration which continues to this day is not a laughing matter. Nearly 150 agents have given there lives working on the Mexican - American border. Many schools outside of Dist 200 face over crowding due to non US citizens who enroll there kids into public schools. This again is being fueled by Chicago Democrat Dick Durbin who creates division in order to gain more support (votes) for his next election. I know were fighting a losing cause since but at least we can say we tried.
Jim The Used Car Salesman April 16, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Jim McMahon is Milton PD! To find out more about Jim McMahon, check this out... http://www.ripoffreport.com/liars/jim-mcmahon/jim-mcmahon-jim-sold-a-car-to-b018c.htm
Chuck Hastings May 03, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Excellent comments and of course, follow the simple concept of "common sense". Unfortunately, this approach toward many things does not occur any longer. A some point I hope and pray that all of us join forces to stop the senseless actions and behavior that is destroying us! Unfortunately, we are all destined for disaster and not until then, when we realize just how deep the hole is we have slid into, we we wish that a more common sense approach to things was followed. The Board of Education, I'm sure, does not wish to hurt the district with their behaviors....unfortunately, their actions are doing just that and none of them has the ability to say "stop" as the forces that would oppose them would be overwhelming.
John Mihas May 03, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Miltonpd or Jim or whoever you are. How quickly you forget how Big Jim and George Ryan have screwed over the state. How about the Milton township, another layer of wasteful government spending.

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