Category Archives: Elmwood Park School District 401

Illinois State Board of Education: ‘Very real possibility’ school closure will be extended beyond March 30——And Possibly Beyond……………….


The Illinois State Board of Education advised school administrators this week that they should prepare for the “very real possibility” that the state will extend the mandated school closure order beyond March 30. No timeline was provided for such a … Continue reading

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Will Graduates Be Able to Attend a Graduation This Year ?


What does the cancelling of the May graduations at the University of Illinois at Champaign, Chicago and Springfield mean for the planned graduation ceremonies on May 19th, and 20th for the Leyden High Schools at the Rosemont Theatre, as well … Continue reading

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School Closures for Coronavirus Could Extend to the End of School Year, Some Say—-Leyden and Norwood Park School Districts Need to Consider The Inevitable and Begin the Community Conversation


For the second time this school year, starting first with the Chicago Teachers’ Union strike, Chicago families face an uncertain future as all schools close Tuesday — but this time it’s because of the coronavirus outbreak that has taken over … Continue reading

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The New Year Sees No Relief For Illinoisans’ From Ever Growing Property Tax Bills


A major reason for Illinoisans’ daunting property tax bills is the record number of local government bodies they’re supporting. Illinois, for example, is home to nearly 860 school districts, fifth-highest in the nation. Meanwhile, those districts serve the fifth-lowest number of … Continue reading

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The Parents of Norridge SD 80 Students at Enger Continue To Face Challenges Created By LASEC


So Norridge SD81 Administration has worked diligently with the Illinois legislature to ensure the continued enrollment at Enger only to encounter Amendment 2 To SB 2344 introduced at the request of Leyden and Norwood Park area Superintendents to frustrate the … Continue reading

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Norridge SD 80 Parents Are Trying to Make Sense Out of What is Happening with LASEC


To grasp an understanding of where the District is with LASEC today, one must go back to the origin of the issues. The matter started with the issuance of a report during the 2016-2017 School Year as to the status … Continue reading

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Illinois House Committee Meets at 8 am To Consider SB 2344 and HCA 1 Which Are Of Great Importance To The Parents of Norridge SD 80


      Please follow these links too support SB 2344 and House Amendment 1 To SB 2344:   File as a proponent to SB 2344: http://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create/108859?committeeHearingId=16071&LegislationId=108859&LegislationDocumentId=138183&HCommittees-page=1   File as a proponent to House Amendment 1 To SB 2344 http://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create/108859?committeeHearingId=16071&LegislationId=108859&LegislationDocumentId=143241&HCommittees5%2F17%2F2018-page=1&committeeid=0&chamber=H&nodays=1&_=1526472719650Continue reading

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Norridge SD 80 Parents Are Watching The Progress of SB 2344


UPDATE as of May 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM:   Please show your support of SB 2344 in the Illinois House committee by going to this link and filing as a proponent: http://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create/108859?committeeHearingId=16071&LegislationId=108859&LegislationDocumentId=138183 When the House Amendment 1 is discharged … Continue reading

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Senate Bill 2344 Was Approved On April 26th and Now Moves on to the Illinois House; And the Beat Goes on For the Special Education Parents of Norridge SD 80


LASEC has forced Norridge School District 80 to seek a legislative solution for what should have been a collaborative discussion with LASEC. Therefore, SD 80 has had to pursuit an amendment to Illinois law to permit Norridge School District 80 … Continue reading

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The Winds of Change Are Coming to LASEC, with the First Step Being Taken By The Illinois Senate Education Committee by a Vote of 13-0


Late this afternoon, on a vote of 13-0 Amendment 1 to SB 2344 sponsored by Senator Mulroe was approved by the Illinois Senate Education Committee.    This Amendment when it completes its journey through the Illinois General Assembly and is … Continue reading

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