Thursday, January 3, 2013
The election for the District 200 Board of Education will be April 9, 2013. Nine people will compete for four seats on the board.
Nine people have filed petitions for candidacy for the District 200 Board of Education in the 2013 election, including three incumbents. There are four Board of Education seats up for election to a four-year term. James Mathieson, a downtown Wheaton property owner active in the Downtown Wheaton Association (DWA) will be the first person on the ballot. Incumbent Ken Knicker will be the second person on the ballot and Harold Lonks, who ran for the board in 2011, will be the third person on the ballot. Candidates will appear on the ballot in the following order: The consolidated election will be April 9, 2013.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The tentative District 200 budget for fiscal year 2013 is available for public viewing. The district will hold a public hearing on the budget Sep. 12.
The tentative 2012-2013 budget for Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 is now available for viewing until a Sep. 12 public hearing. District officials expect to post a balanced budget, up 2.47 percent from FY12. Projected operating revenues and expenditures are $150,116,590, excluding Bond & Interest and Site & Construction figures, Bill Farley, assistant superintendent for business operations told board members at a meeting Wednesday night. The budget is on display at the School Service Center, the Wheaton, Warrenville, Winfield and Carol Stream public libraries and on the District 200 website. The public hearing on the budget will be Wednesday, Sep. 12 at Bower Elementary School. The board will approve the budget Sep. …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The board meets Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Monroe Middle School.
The Community Unit School District 200 Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Monroe Middle School to address the following agenda items: Approval to post teaching materials for new high school science classes: Click to read previous Patch articles on this issue. Approval to post board policy, fund balance for 30-day public review and comment Approval of a resolution to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for performance contracting Approval of the fee schedules for the 2012-13 school year Approval of transportation contract extension Approval to add serious safety hazard bus route: The District evaluated potential hazards and found an area along St. Charles Road, between Pleasant Hill Road and Taylor Drive that …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Group representative tells District 200 School Board all improvements will be paid for with private funds.
Families of current students and alumni of Wheaton Warrenville South High School are looking to launch a private fundraising effort to enhance the outdoor athletic facilities at that school. Paul Molino on Wednesday introduced the District 200 Board of Education to the concept of the Red Grange Athletic Complex Fund at Wheaton Warrenville South. Although in its infancy, the organization plans to raise money to enhance the football field, build a storage facility, a new soccer and lacrosse field, renovate the track and create a practice area for the school’s marching band, Molino said. He said the organization wants to give back to a school that means so much to the community. Molino said the group, which currently consists of about 10 …
Thursday, October 13, 2011
District 200 has worked with the same vendors providing these services for the past 10 years.
District 200 may open contract negotiations for legal, architectural and auditing services to ensure they're getting the best bang for their buck and sticking to their goals of fiscal austerity. Board members considered the idea in a roundtable discussion Wednesday. Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris recommended the district issue a Request for Proposal for the district's auditing services. State law requires the district to reappoint—or appoint—new firms to work with the district. The district contracts with Legat Architects, Francsek Radelet for legal services and Baker Tilly for auditing services and has for around 10 years, Harris said. While the report on Baker Tilly was positive, Harris said there are some staff concerns over the work…
Friday, September 16, 2011
District 200 passes budget for the 2011-12 school year, expects to meet targets for 2010-11.
District 200 approved a balanced 2011-12 budget in a meeting at Wheaton Warrenville South Wednesday with anticipated expenditures of $146,494,150 and $146,494,350 in revenue. The district attributes the balanced budget partly to its reduction of about $1 million in anticipation of a continual decline in state funding. Board members approved final updates to the budget Wednesday, including reallocated expenditures in the education fund and revenues in the transportation and retirement/social security funds. The board is also entering a second year of collective bargaining agreements where both unions agreed to minimal salary increases. Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris wrote in a press release that even with an estimated 10 percent reduction …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Board to adopt FY 2012 budget, approve change order for driveway replacement, discuss sale of surplus stuff at Hubble, recognize Robert Miler and more.
The Community Unit School District 200 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wheaton Warrenville South High School to discuss the following agenda items: Approval of surplus assets: The contents of the former Hubble Middle School are not needed. All schools have taken items they need out of the school. Maintenance staff will remove whatever is left and District 200 will sell or donate it. Approval of change order for Lincoln Elementary School: A change order must be processed in order to finish the driveway replacement project at Lincoln Elementary School. District 200 replaced the driveway at Lincoln Elementary School for $297,062.40—which is $42,027.40 more than originally contracted. The changes are due to modifications by the City of …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
First two days of school were uneventful, superintendent tells District 200 Board of Education.
The new school year started with only a few minor glitches, District 200 Superintendent Brian Harris told the board of education Wednesday night. During a brief board meeting, Harris said each of the 20 schools had an excellent first two days of school, although he added there were a few minor issues at some of the schools, including computer glitches and some school bus snafus. Harris said some of the school buses were delayed in some neighborhoods due to road construction. Over the first two days of the new year, Harris visited every school in the district. He said he met with each principal and is pleased with what he’s seen so far. “So far it’s been uneventful and that’s the best thing a superintendent can ask for,” he said. District …