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District 65 Finance Committee Recommends Detroit Firm to Prepare Draft 5-Year Strategic Plan for the District

In a June 7 memo to the School Board, District 65 Superintendent Devon Horton said the administration was recommending that the School Board award the strategic planning contract to Resolute Educational Solutions. At its June 7 meeting, the Finance Committee decided to recommend Resolute. If approved by the School Board on June 14, Resolute will […]

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School District 65’s Draft Tentative Budget for FY’22 Proposes New Administrative Cuts of Almost $1 Million

At the June 7 meeting of District 65’s Finance Committee,  Kathy Zalewski, Business Manager, presented a draft tentative budget for the 2021-2022 school year (FY’22), as well as a report projecting how the District will end its current fiscal year, which ends on June 30, 2021 (FY’21).   The District is projecting to close out FY’21 […]

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Remembering Mr. B: ‘The Heart and Soul of Orrington Elementary School’

Orrington Elementary School sits in a cozy northeast Evanston neighborhood, where children play on the streets and neighbors mingle over a glass of wine.  Despite rising temperatures and the growing spirit of summer, the community collectively mourns a loss from the previous summer. Michelet Boursiquot, known by most as Mr. B, passed away last July […]