INSIDE THIS EDITION
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Dr. Arvid C. Johnson
Mr. James E. Gast
Mrs. Dee Molinare
Mrs. Christine M. Glatz
Mr. Christopher A. Kosel
Mr. Kevin L. Molloy
Mr. Stephen D. White
Dr. R. Scott Tingley
Mrs. Stacy Holland
MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
October 10 is the end of the first quarter of the 2014-2015 academic year for all Lincoln-Way High School District 210 students.
As our administrators and I visit classes in our school district, we see a strong academic atmosphere; teachers are teaching, students are learning.
Our extracurricular activities are going well and students are keeping up with their community service hours by helping out with community groups in Frankfort, Manhattan, Mokena, Tinley Park and New Lenox.
Destination Excellence Awards
The employees were nominated by their peers and include a Perkins aide, four bus mechanics, two paraprofessionals, an administrative assistant, one supervisor, seventeen teachers, two counselors, and nine department chairs. All were honored during a special recognition ceremony held prior to the September 11 board meeting.
This year’s Destination Excellence recipients are: Chuck Welke, Jim Martin, Mary McGivern, Melissa (Molly) DeCarlo, Tom Finnegan, Lynda Adkins, Charlene Stewart, Kimberly Gerk, Joshua Kreske, Todd Drumheller, Nicholas Metropulos, Margaret (Peg) Bobber, Carollyn Mushro, David Gallagher, Steve Miller, Charles Martin, Mark Tyda, Daniel Leonard, Tim Kuntz, Sandra Rogina, Eleanor Warning, Tom Anstett (retired), Mary Hilbert, L-W North Science Department, Maria Wilson, chair. North science teachers: Elizabeth Conroy, Wes Cooley, Camille Gonzalez-Jensen, Elizabeth Hamann, Nicole Karges, Carlie Premo, Lauren Sick, Tim Victor, Kendra Will, Janette Bugajski, Scott McCreary, Mike Murphy, and Matt Nemeth.
Repercussions of Senate Bill 16 to Lincoln-Way District 210
After passing in the Illinois Senate, SB16 – The School Funding Reform Act of 2014, is currently under review in the Illinois House of Representatives, and may be brought for a vote in November.
SB16 would significantly change the current education funding formula, and as written, would have a devastating impact on many suburban school districts.
Senate Bill 16 will dramatically reduce funding for our high school district as well as the five elementary school districts that send students to Lincoln-Way.
The bill does not increase the level of education funding, but changes the way limited state funds are allocated.
In other words, this proposed bill will shift nearly the entire financial responsibility of education to local taxpayers.
The following are points of interest for Lincoln-Way parents and community members:
State education funding should be comprehensive and fair to all parties.
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Dr. R. Scott Tingley