Thursday, April 4, 2013
Wheaton resident writes in support of Kyle Nenninger for the District 200 Board of Education in the 2013 election. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@Patch.com.
Thursday, April 4
Wheaton Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com, or sent as a message through the Wheaton Patch Facebook page. Please note in subject lines the message is a Letter to the Editor. ------------- What CUSD 200 does not need in the upcoming election is more of the same. What is needed however, is new perspective, new energy, new transparency and new honesty. Whether it’s a current incumbent desperately trying to retain a spot on the board or a surrogate selected for special purpose, please resist the urge for more of the same. Please don’t vote for four candidates just to fill the ballot and tacitly support someone without knowing their stance on issues which are …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Former District 200 educator Dr. Charles Baker supports Barb Intihar for the District 200 Board of Education. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@patch.com
Wheaton Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com, or sent as a message through the Wheaton Patch Facebook page. Please note in subject lines the message is a Letter to the Editor. ---------- Editor In this post-2008 era, the economics of governance, whether national, state, county, municipal, or school district, have been under remarkable and deserved scrutiny. School District 200 is no exception. I sat in the superintendent’s chair during the 2009-10 school year and witnessed the difficulty of reconciling diminishing dollars against increasing state, national, and local educational expectations. Nevertheless, Barb Intiharunderstood the challenge and, in spite of …
Former District 200 educator Charles Baker supports Ken Knicker for the District 200 Board of Education. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@Patch.com.
Wheaton Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com, or sent as a message through the Wheaton Patch Facebook page. Please note in subject lines the message is a Letter to the Editor. ------------- There is no question that District 200 faces significant challenges. So does every school district in the state of Illinois. Legislative ineptitude, both state and federal, pressure on local resources, and increased educational expectations at all levels tax school districts in ways once unthinkable. I know because I spent thirty-eight years as an educator in District 200. Though I have been absent from District 200 for more than two years, my interest in it is as important as…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
District 200 will host three informational meetings regarding the Jefferson Early Childhood Center Referendum before the April election.
To educate residents about the Jefferson Early Childhood Center referendum on the April election ballot, District 200 will host three information sessions beginning in February. Community Unit School District 200 will host three informational forums on the Jefferson Referendum beginning in February. Earlier this month, the District 200 Board of Education passed a resolution to put the referendum question on the ballot, proposing to issue $17.6 million in bonds to rebuild Jefferson Early Childhood Center. The question reads: Shall the Board of Education of Community Unit School District Number 200, DuPage County, Illinois, build and equip a new early childhood center to replace the existing Jefferson Early Childhood Center, improve the …
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.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Area high school administrators say elimination of class rank is the right choice for their students.
The District 200 Board of Education will vote whether to eliminate class rank at Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South high schools. Wheaton North Principal Jill Bullo and Wheaton Warrenville South Principal Dave Claypool presented their proposal to the School Board in December. Since then, District 200 has researched the status of class rank at comparable high schools and its importance with colleges and universities and national associations. The administration presented their findings last month with their recommendation to eliminate the longtime practice. If the School Board agrees, the two high schools will no longer rank students according to academic achievement starting with the freshman class for the 2011-2012 school year. …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
One incumbent, Rosemary Swanson, wins and another incumbent, John Bomher, loses.
District 200 voters elected three School Board members Tuesday. The winners are incumbent and top vote-getter Rosemary Swanson and newcomers Jim Gambaiani and Jim Vroman. Incumbent John Bomher lost re-election by 47 votes. Swanson led all candidates with 4,581 votes. Behind her with 4,041 votes was Vroman. "It is so rewarding to know that so many people put their faith in me," he said. "It was a team effort, I want to thank all of my supporters. I had so many wonderful people helping me." Of the other winners, Vroman said, "I think they're both great candidates. I've known Rosemary for a while. She's a wonderful person. I got to know Jim during the election, I think he will bring a lot of good attributes to the board." Until he is sworn in…