Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Valley View electoral board will meet Monday to review objections to the school board petitions of two candidates: Ron Doweidt and Robert Vandiver.
The Valley View electoral board will review objections to the petitions of two school board candidates Monday night. An individual named Ali Mir is objecting to the petitions of Bolingbrook resident Ron Doweidt and Romeoville resident Robert Vandiver. The electoral board will hear Mir's objections and make a decision on those objections at Monday's meeting. READ MORE: The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. at the Valley View Administrative Center at 755 Dalhart Dr. in Romeoville. Doweidt and Vandiver are two of 10 people candidates will be on the April 9 for Valley View School District 365U Board of Education seats. Four candidates will be elected to school board seats. All seats are for four years. Both Doweidt and Vandiver would be …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Valley View School District 365U school board will vote on its proposed fiscal budget 2012-2013, among other items, at its meeting Monday.
The Valley View School District 365U school board will vote on its fiscal year 2012-2013 budget Monday night. Prior to the vote, the school board will hold a public hearing for its nearly $275 million budget. Big changes include: Also on the agenda is the approval of the annual administrator and teacher salary and benefits report. State law requires all school districts to post this report as of Oct. 1 annually. You can view the proposed report here. Patch will post more about the report later in the week. Consent agenda items: Action Reports - Superintendent:
Friday, September 21, 2012
You can view the budget online at vvsd.org before Monday's Valley View School District school board meeting.
Valley View School District 365U school board members will vote Monday on a nearly $274 million budget. The document is available by stopping in at the VVSD Administration Center at 755 Dalhart Avenue, Romeoville or by going to www.vvsd.org. The budget represents an increase of $5.1 million or 6.6 percent over last year, according to the Bugle. Big changes include: The district has $241,582,767 in operating funds, or an increase of $5.1 million from FY12, according to district documents. The budget includes projected revenues of $202,266,178 and expenses of $230,234,167. VVSD officials said last month the district's budget will be balanced by FY15. The district is utilizing its fund balance in the midst of a $13 million deficit from …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The school board Monday approved $3.9 million in cuts to ensure a balanced 2012-13 spending plan.
The equivalent of 64 full-time positions in Plainfield School District 202 will be cut in an effort to eliminate a projected $3.2 million deficit in 2012-13 budget. In a unanimous vote, the school board on Monday approved the layoffs, which will save an estimated $3.9 million. But state aid continues to be unpredictable and volatile, and the district may soon be on the hook for several million more in transportation and teacher pension costs that were once the state’s responsibility, district officials said. The approved cuts include the full-time equivalent of 27.4 members of the Association of Plainfield Teachers to save $1.77 million; the equivalent of 35.3 members of the Plainfield Association of Support Staff at a savings of about $…
Friday, January 27, 2012
The calendar is still tentative, but parents should be able to use it to make long-term family and vacation plans.
Parents hoping to plan future vacations or family gatherings now have their children’s school calendars handy for the next three years. The Plainfield District 202 school board on Monday approved annual calendars through the 2014-15 school year, the first time the board has set the schedule for three school years in advance. The three calendars – for 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 – are very similar to one another. Like this school year, classes will begin in mid-August, end before Memorial Day, and final exams for the first semester will take place before winter break. This is the first year the district ended the semester before winter break. Teachers and high school students have commented that they were glad to take final exams in …
Monday, January 23, 2012
While much smaller than anticipated, the shortfall is still sizable in 2013 and expected to grow annually through 2017, officials say.
The Plainfield District 202 school board will host a special meeting in the coming weeks to deal with a projected $3.2 million operating fund deficit for fiscal year 2013. While the district’s finances have greatly improved with the ratification of two union contracts, the district is still facing operating fund deficits starting in 2013 and continuing through 2017, according to a profile from the district’s financial advisors PMA Financial Network. An amended budget approved earlier this month, which includes additional federal E-Rate and Title I grants as well as savings from the teacher’s union and support staff union contracts and non-personnel cuts has helped turn a projected $9.2 million deficit into about a $600,000 surplus for the …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The financial picture is worse than had been projected at the end of August; Supt. John Harper's been directed to find places to save money, with non-personnel cuts made first.
The Plainfield School District 202 school board approved a $288.2 million 2011-12 budget Monday with a projected deficit that substantially grew in the past month. On Aug. 29, the district anticipated an operating fund deficit of $5.8 million, but with new information that's become available since then, the district now is projecting an operating fund deficit of $9.2 million John Prince, assistant superintendent for business and operations, said the district has had to adjust for about $1.65 million less in state aid than it previously anticipated, while paying about $1.68 million more in expenditures, mostly in health insurance and new student information software costs. Operating costs -- the total of six funds used to pay daily expenses…
Monday, April 11, 2011
Changes made to even out enrollment in several middle schools, including Indian Trail, Aux Sable, Heritage Grove and Drauden Point.
The Plainfield School District 202 board approved a plan Monday that changes school boundaries to alleviate overcrowding at Indian Trail and Aux Sable middle schools. School board President Stuart Bledsoe said the board received and read through some (500) comments submitted about the proposed boundary changes that Supt. John Harper proposed last month. “The vote may not have come out the way you wanted,” Bledsoe told the audience at Plainfield East High School. “But we did listen.” Harper told the board that the first of three proposed boundary plans was necessary to relieve overcrowding at Indian Trail Middle School. In this plan, known as Tier 1, about 111 students from the Lakewood Falls Phase 7 neighborhood in Romeoville would be …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce's candidates' forum is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Lukancic Middle School.
April 5 is just around the corner—do you know who you’re voting for? Romeoville residents can learn more about the candidates for village trustee, Valley View School District board of education and the Des Plaines Valley Public Library District during a candidates’ forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, at Lukancic Middle School. The event is the second forum sponsored by the Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce. The organization previously held a forum prior to the November 2010 election. Each candidate will get three minutes to give a prepared statement, according to chamber President and CEO Bridget Domberg. Event chairman Bob Kalnicky said residents can mingle with the candidates in the school cafeteria for 30 minutes before the forum gets under …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Six candidates filed simultaneously on Dec. 13.
Since six of the 10 Valley View Board of Education candidates turned in their petitions simultaneously as soon as filing opened for the April 5, 2011 consolidated election, a lottery was held Dec. 22 to determine the order in which their names will appear on the ballot. The final ballot order is as follows. Three 4-year seats *Denotes incumbent One 2-year seat