Thursday, April 18, 2013
All campuses cancelled classes Thursday.
All classes are cancelled in Valley View School District Thursday due to widespread flooding, according to the district. All after-school activities are also cancelled. READ MORE: Heavy Rains Cause Flooded Roads, Closings in Bolingbrook Bolingbrook Underwater: Flooding Photos While elementary and middle schools were cancelled before the school day began, Romeoville and Bolingbrook high school students were en route to their campues when the decision was made. According to Director of Community Relations Larry Randa, buses were returning to the high schools around 7:30 a.m. Thursday to pick up the kids they had already dropped off and take them home. As of 7 a.m., the National Weather Service in Romeoville was reporting 3.24 inches of …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Students need to be 5 years old before Sept. 1 to be eligile for next year's kindergarten class.
Kindergarten enrollment in the Valley View School District is now open, according to the district's website. Parents and guadians should enroll their children at the Valley View Enrollment office, 755 Dalhart Ave., Romeoville, from 8 am to 3:30 pm Monday to Friday. Students need to be 5 years old before Sept. 1 to be eligile for next year's kindergarten class. According to the district, the following items are needed for registration: Enrollment forms are available at the District Administration Center, 755 Dalhart Ave., Romeoville, or by going to the enrollment website.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The district's score fell slightly, but remained within the "Financial Review" category.
Valley View School District received a slightly lower score on this year's Illinois State Board of Education Financial Profile, but avoided dropping down into the "Financial Early Warning" category. The district is still in the "Financial Review" category, along with 190 other Illinois school districts. The "Review" category denotes districts in ISBE's second-highest financial health category. Those districts receive a limited financial review by ISBE, but are monitored for potential financial downward trends. Meanwhile, nearby Plainfield School District 202 slipped a notch, falling into the "Financial Early Watch" category, while Troy School District 30-C stayed in the "Financial Recognition" category. The Financial Profile provides a …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The Valley View School District 365U school board approved a measure Monday night to cut 142 paraprofessional jobs and replace
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital is asking for $7 million back from Will County taxing bodies since the hospital meets new state standards for tax-exempt status, officials said.
The Valley View School District 365U school board recently approved increasing student fees and cutting transportation to reduce costs for the 2013 Summer Learning Experience program.
Friday, March 15, 2013
On Sunday, the Illinois Jobs With Justice group will host a Tennessee lawmaker to speak out against K12's "scheme to siphon funds from 18 public school districts to a for-profit school." The company is proposing a school in Valley View.
Written by Rick Nagel Tennessee state Representative Gloria Johnson will be the keynote speaker at a Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice-sponsored community forum Sunday in Geneva that seeks to address a fast-breaking effort by K12 Inc. to bring a virtual charter school to Valley View, Plainfield, St. Charles and 15 other local school districts. A public hearing on K12's proposal to bring a school called Virtual Learning Solutions to Plainfield is scheduled for the District 202 board of education's Monday night meeting. Read: Northern Illinois Jobs with Justice calls itself nonpartisan but generally has a liberal agenda, staging recent protests at U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren's office calling for no cuts to social security and medicare and …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Students competed Thursday night at Lewis University in Romeoville.
Submitted by Valley View School District. Valley View School District 365U once again proved its students are among the best spellers in Will County by placing four 8th grade spellers in the top 13 at the annual Will County Spelling Bee Thursday night. Defending County champion Kim Belser of Humphrey Middle School, who competed in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. last year, finished fourth at this year’s county bee, missing on the word “striated” in the 17th round. Lukancic’s Elizabeth Zahorick tied for 5th place, dropping out in the 15th round on the word “nonplus.” Rory Richards of A. Vito Martinez tied for 8th place, missing “junta” in round nine. And Edward Owusu of Jane Addams tied for 13th, going out in the 6th …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Bolingbrook police two attempts to kidnap students near Bolingbrook High School may be related.
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Tuesday, February 5
Bolingbrook police have released the sketch of a man they believe tried to abduct two Bolingbrook High School students while they were walking home this week. READ MORE: On Tuesday, police reported a man tried to pull a Bolingbrook student into his car. Then on Thursday, a second teenage girl reported fighting off a man who followed her home and grabbed her from behind, according to police. Bolingbrook police have said Thursday's incident may be related to the attempted abduction on Tuesday. Both incidents remain under investigation, police said. Valley View posted this alert to parents on its website: “Please remind your children to not talk to strangers when they are walking to and from school. If a stranger does approach your …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The new committee will consider ways in which to improve school security and prevent tragedies such as the one that occurred in Newtown, Conn.
Valley View School District 365U, like many around the country, is grappling with what types of security measures should be in place to prevent a tragedy such as the one that happen in Connecticut from taking place here. To that end, the district is seeking volunteers to become part of its school safety committee. What follows is a news release from the district: "As Valley View School District 365U re-examines its security procedures in the wake of the elementary school tragedy in Connecticut, district officials are inviting community members to become a part of the VVSD School Safety Committee. "'This committee will play a key role in taking a look at areas in which we excel and areas in which we need improvement,' said Leroy Brown, VVSD…