Showing posts with label Chris Crawford. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chris Crawford. Show all posts

Sunday, September 15, 2013

District 150's Education Fund a multiple choice question...

What is the best and most "admirable" use of Peoria District 150's Education Fund (i.e., our tax dollars):

A.  Adhering to Sunshine Laws and answering FOIA's

B.  Five Diamond luxury hotel for Administrators and Board Members when traveling
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C.    Educating Children

Friday, June 28, 2013

Time for District 150's Board to reorganize chairs

The District 150 School Board will be electing new leadership, during the Board's reorganization meeting this coming Monday, July 1.

Chris Crawford will not be seeking another one-year term as President, current Vice-President Rick Cloyd will seek the post and he's expected to be challenged by... wait for it... fellow board member Martha Ross.

Debbie Wolfmeyer, at this point, will be running unopposed for Vice-President. Although, board members can make nominations during the meeting.

The reorganization meeting begins at Noon Monday at the district's administration building. July 1 marks the start of the new fiscal year for Peoria Public Schools. Source

Related: Decision time.. who will lead the 2012-2013 School Board

Monday, April 9, 2012

UPDATED: Second hand live blogging Board of Education Meeting...

Union President, Bobby Darling "out of order" at BOE meeting...

5:58  No picketers!
6:40  Meeting still hasn't started. Supposed to begin at 6:30
6:41  Meeting finally started
6:50  Teacher spoke regarding Harrison and Glen Oak. "Who is responsible for promising the taxpayers community schools and not delivering?"
6:52  Terry Knapp spoke regarding state baseball tournament. The IHSA baseball championship game help same day as 150 graduation. Lathan promised last June that would not happen. It was brought up last August and she did not change date. He is hoping that will not happen next year.
6:53  Mr Sierra said discipline is NUMBER issue that faces 150.
6:55  Bobby Darling states the district laying off  70 teachers...what will that do to class sizes?
7:00  Speaker asking why board meetings aren't televised live.  Asking for BOE to give community opportunity to watch meetings.
7:00  Public Hearing for Dismissal of Teachers.
7:09  Public Hearing people can speak a second time.
7:18   Bobby Darling asking if layoffs are really for economic reasons? Why does the District continue to buy more  programs if this is truly about economic reasons?
7:19   Teacher said that she has 34 kids in her home room. "…if district is laying off teachers next year will I have 44 or 54?"
7:24  Teacher said layers and layers of bureaucracy ..lots of people making 6 figures that never see the children.
7:25   So it came out that the teachers that will be dismissed tonight were not EVEN NOTIFIED!
7:40  Martha says she doesn't feel comfortable firing people without giving them notice.
7:41  Linda Butler and Dr Lathan says that Union given list.
7:43  Bobby Darling jumped up and yelled "IT'S NOT THE UNION'S JOB TO TELL PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE FIRED!!!!" Linda Butler.." Mr Darling, you are out of order! Mr. Darling you are out of order! "
7:51 Wolfmeyer.."Mr Darling, I totally I agree that it's not the Union's job to tell people that they are fired."
7:54 Martha said she will not support layoffs bc staff was not notified that they were being laid off before vote.
7:59  Does Chris Crawford speak?
8:00  Martha changed her vote 7-0 all teachers dismissed without notification.
8:04 Presentation by BOE. Patelle wants to know where the District is as far as televised meeting. Lathan said something will be in board minutes.
8:11 Meeting over.

Check back regularly for updates.
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