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District 65 teacher protest: Educators list problems, superintendent offers response

Last Monday night’s downpour did not deter around 50 educators from making their voices heard at the meeting of Evanston/Skokie School District 65’s Personnel, Building & Grounds and Finance Committee. District 65 Educators’ Council (DEC) President Maria Barroso served as the group’s spokesperson Oct. 11, as she did at the Sept. 27 Board meeting, beginning […]

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La inscripción se acerca más a las proyecciones en el Distrito 65, pero aún por debajo de los niveles pre-pandémicos

El Distrito 65 está experimentando un regreso de estudiantes gracias al aprendizaje en persona, según una presentación de Sarita Smith, Gerente de Asignaciones Estudiantiles. En la reunión de la Junta Escolar del 27 de septiembre, Smith informó que en esta época del año pasado, había grandes variaciones (diferencias en la matrícula proyectada frente a la […]

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Enrollment closer to projections in District 65, but still below pre-pandemic levels

District 65 is experiencing a return of students thanks to in-person learning, according to a presentation by Sarita Smith, Manager of Student Assignments. At the Sept. 27 School Board meeting, Smith reported that at this time last year, there were large variances (differences in projected versus actual enrollment) in five grades throughout the District – […]

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District 65 approves e-learning plan that could end snow days

Snow days and extended school years that alter summer schedules may become obsolete in District 65’s near future, thanks to e-learning opportunities that were developed during the pandemic. At Monday’s Board meeting, the proposed e-learning plan was unanimously approved for submission to the State for final approval. Board President Anya Tanyavutti explained that the “plan […]

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District 65 educators protest outside Board meeting: ‘Listen to our teacher voice’

Those attending the Sept. 27 Board meeting of Evanston Skokie School District 65 were greeted by a large group of District educators, dressed in black and holding signs outside the Joseph E. Hill Early Childhood Center, which houses the District’s Board meeting room. Because of COVID-19 capacity restrictions, the large number of demonstrators were unable […]

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Five years after petition from District 65 parents, new State law says kids must get 30 minutes of recess

Miriam Barnett was among a group of parents who attended the District 65 Policy Committee meeting on Jan. 11, 2016, a petition in hand with over 300 signatures asking the District to enact a policy on recess. “We weren’t even asking for additional recess time … our main goal was to protect it,” Barnett said. […]

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COVID-19 vaccination mandate for all District 65 employees passes with unanimous vote

Evanston/Skokie District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton asked for the School Board’s support in requiring that all District 65 employees provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination by Oct. 15 or submit documentation to the Superintendent for a medical or religious exemption, no later than Sept. 15. At Monday night’s District 65 School Board meeting, the Board […]