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  • Parents give mixed reviews to school iPad program

    Parents give mixed reviews to school iPad program
    Students and teachers in Downers Grove elementary schools have reported to the school district that they are happy using iPads in class and that the devices have had a positive impact on learning. Downers Grove School District 58 officials surveyed...
  • District 99 tentative budget shows tax hike, more tech, transportation spending

    District 99 tentative budget shows tax hike, more tech, transportation spending
    The Downers Grove public high school district is planning to hike taxes and boost spending for transportation and technology in the upcoming school year, according to budget documents. The Community High School District 99 school board approved the...
  • District 99 approves $82.6 million budget

     District 99 approves $82.6 million budget
    Community High School District 99's new budget, approved Monday night, compensates for a loss of state aid with higher taxes and absorbs a big charge for a last-minute decision to change bus companies. Spending is projected at $82.6 million for the...
  • Spending outpacing revenue in Downers Grove District 58

    Spending outpacing revenue in Downers Grove District 58
    A preliminary budget for Downers Grove's public elementary schools shows expenses outpacing revenue, as it has in recent years. The Downers Grove District 58 school board unanimously approved a $64.1 million tentative budget for the 2014-2015 school...
  • Energy conservation efforts in District 99 save millions

    Energy conservation efforts in District 99 save millions
    Conservation efforts at Downers Grove Community High School District 99 facilities have saved millions of dollars over the years, according to a report presented to school board members. The district has saved more than $5.4 million in energy costs...
  • District 58 weighs options to combine administrative offices

    District 58 weighs options to combine administrative offices
    After investing several years and millions of dollars to upgrade school buildings, Downers Grove elementary school officials are turning their attention to their administrative buildings. Grade School District 58 leaders recently reviewed preliminary...
  • Downers Grove parents protest large class sizes

     Downers Grove parents protest large class sizes
    Parents from Hillcrest Elementary School have complained that their children were placed in classrooms with too many students this year. Several parents told Grade School District 58 board members this week that they think Hillcrest's two first-grade...
  • School bus problems persist in Downers Grove area

    School bus problems persist in Downers Grove area
    Matt Pundmann had a word to describe school bus service in Downers Grove so far this year: inconsistent. "Sometimes they don't show up and every day there's a different driver," Pundmann recently told Grade School District 58 officials. "It's a security...
  • Lake Forest teen's crew feeds people, prevents waste

    Lake Forest teen's crew feeds people, prevents waste
    On Varun Medhal's phone is a picture of 750 pounds of groceries — everything from pies to ground meat — packed tightly into a car. All of it was taken to Mary's Mission, a homeless shelter in south Waukegan, last Thanksgiving, he explains....
  • Women of Barat College class of 1964 look back

     Women of Barat College class of 1964 look back
    The ruins of Barat College in Lake Forest were hushed one day recently, save for the distant whine of a lawn mower and the brittle tapping sound of men stacking bricks by hand. Built in 1904, the historic building known as Old Main is now reduced to...
  • District 109 tackles food allergy emergencies

    District 109 tackles food allergy emergencies
    In response to an increase in serious food allergies among students, Deerfield Public Schools District 109 is strengthening procedures to prevent and respond to allergic reactions, officials said recently. Over the summer, a school committee...