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District 65 Strategic Planning Committee Considers Fifth Ward School, Additional Goals

At its July 9 meeting, School District 65’s Strategic Planning Committee grappled with some key issues that have vexed the community for many years, including whether the District should establish a new school in the Fifth Ward and whether the District should allocate additional resources to schools with concentrations of low-income students. After almost three […]

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D65 Strategic Planning Committee Sets Vision and Goals for Five-Year Plan

After five lengthy meetings, School District 65’s Strategic Planning Committee is getting closer to preparing a draft strategic plan which will guide the District for the next five years. The Committee was scheduled to meet last night (after this paper went to press) to prepare a vision for the District and to develop additional goals. […]

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D65 Teacher Contract Negotiations Stall, Become Strained

Contract negotiations between the District 65 School Board and the bargaining team for the District Educators Council, the teachers’ union, have become strained. The School Board sent a letter dated June 10 directly to teachers, summarizing the Board’s “final offer” and saying the DEC bargaining team rejected the offer. Keith Terry, a School Board member […]