Tag Archives: District 81

Can Illinois Governor Rainer Be Re-Elected ?


 Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner lost an unprecedented battle with the “Springfield insiders” he once campaigned to dethrone when lawmakers approved a budget deal and $5 billion tax hike over his objections, and without the pro-business reforms the Republican promised for … Continue reading

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Local School Districts Have To Now Pay Some Additional Teacher Pension Costs


In conjunction with this week’s passage of a state budget for fiscal year 2018, the Illinois General Assembly approved a new law that significantly changes the Illinois Pension Code by creating an optional “Tier III” benefit structure and changing the … Continue reading

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Leyden and Norwood Park Townships Need To Seriously Consider School District Consolidation 


One of the maddening aspects of the state’s ongoing financial crisis is that some obvious long-term solutions are rarely considered. One solution to the massive tax collections by state and local government is to reduce the number of local governments. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Rolls Out Student Advantage, Giving Students Free Access To Its Office Suite


Is Schiller Park School District 81 going to take this opportunity and make it available to their students ?

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Happy Thanksgiving!


Originally posted on District 81 Superintendent:
Today was a special and exciting day for me spent with friends in our Specialized Learning and Specialized Learning and Behavior Centers across our district.  The students worked all week to plan the menu, create…

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Leyden High School Brings Their Fine Arts Tour to Lincoln


Originally posted on District 81 Superintendent:
A great energy surrounded Lincoln Middle School today as students from Leyden High School performed for our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.  Performances by the band, orchestra, madrigals, color guard, and orchesis not only entertained…

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Congratulations to the Educators of Washington School in Schiller Park School District 81 For a Job Well Done


It was clearly evident Friday night, February 15, 2013, to all of those who attended the Washington School musical, “The Little Mermaid”, that the entire community should be proud of the staff and students of their schools for the promotion … Continue reading

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Schiller Park School District 81 Community Forum Now Has a Page on Facebook


The Schiller Park School District 81 Community Forum now has a page on Facebook at :    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Schiller-Park-School-District-81-Community-Forum/468368166533046?ref=hl This Facebook page now gives the parents and interested community members one site to find out what is happening in our schools and engage … Continue reading

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