Waukegan Superintendent Receives Substantial Raise After Less Than A YearAfter less than a year on the job, the Superintendent Theresa Plascencia is getting a substantial raise immediately, set raises moving forward and other perks.
Waukegan Teachers' Strike Pushes End Of School Year Back Two WeeksInstead of starting summer break after class on June 3, the more than 16,000 students in Waukegan Public School District 60 will be hitting the books until June 17.
School Districts Cracking Down On Overdue Student FeesSome local school districts have been ramping up efforts to collect long overdue student fees that have added up into hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Schools Balance Pros And Cons Of Closing For Winter WeatherWhen it snows -- as it did Monday night and Tuesday morning -- and when temperatures are expected to be brutally cold, school administrators across the Chicago area have a big decision to make: whether to call off school.
Waukegan Teachers Approve ContractNegotiators for Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 and the Waukegan Teachers’ Council met for nearly 14 hours Wednesday before coming to an agreement.
Waukegan Mayor Wants School Board Member To Resign After Telling Parents To 'Shut Up'The mayor of Waukegan was calling on a local school board member to resign, after she screamed at parents and teachers during a raucous public meeting regarding the ongoing teachers’ strike, prompting the board to call an abrupt halt to the meeting.
Negotiations To Resume As Waukegan Teachers' Strike ContinuesNegotiators return to the table at 10 a.m. Monday in search of a breakthrough in the strike by teachers in Waukegan District 60. Classes remain cancelled.
Talks Continue Wednesday Amid Waukegan Teachers' StrikeFor much of the day Tuesday, Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 chief negotiator Tony Ficarelli said he believed that progress was being made in talks with the Lake County Federation of Teachers, but in the end it proved to be a mirage.
Hinsdale Teachers Reach Tentative Deal With District 86; Waukegan Strike ContinuesAs a teachers’ strike in north suburban Waukegan stretches into its seventh day, the threat of a strike in west suburban Hinsdale has ended, after teachers reached a tentative contract agreement with the school district.
Waukegan Teachers Blast Halt To Health Insurance As Strike Enters Week TwoWhen teachers for Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 walked off the job one week ago, the district stopped paying their insurance premiums. The district gave teachers the option of continuing their coverage by paying 100 percent of their own premiums.
Day 3 For Waukegan Teachers Strike; Hinsdale Teachers Next?Teachers and school district officials in Waukegan planned to meet on Monday in an effort to reach a contract agreement that would end a strike entering its third day.
Waukegan Teachers Strike Enters Second DayWaukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 said in a message on its website that there would be no classes on Friday. Teachers went on strike Thursday morning after the district and the Lake County Federation of Teachers failed to come to terms on a contract.
Waukegan Teachers Strike Continues Into FridayTeachers in one of the state’s largest school districts have gone on strike, after contract talks stalled in north suburban Waukegan.
Several Schools Plan Early Dismissals Due To HeatWith Monday likely to be the hottest day of the year so far, many schools that have already started the new school year have adjusted their schedules to get kids out of class early.
Intense Heat Has Many Schools Canceling Class, Or Closing EarlyWith possible record-breaking heat on Tuesday, many local schools were planning to send kids home early, while others were closing altogether.