Give a shout out to a teacher who has made a difference in your or your child's life.
It's Teacher Appreciation Week in Valley View School District 365U and Plainfield School District 202. There are plenty of ways to go about giving your teacher some appreciation - a card, a potted flower, some fresh baked cookies or an apple (can never go wrong with an apple) - who, after all, is the individual that devotes forty plus hours a week to teaching our kids throughout the year. We want to spread some of that love on Patch. If you've ever had a teacher in the past or present who has inspired you, taught you something invaluable or has just been plain awesome, give them a shout out down below. Thank you teachers for all you do!
Two weeks after denying administrators and non-union, non-certified support staff raises, the District 202 board said the staff was appreciated, but state funding is too uncertain.
Plainfield District 202 Supt. John Harper and school board members on Monday expressed their appreciation and admiration for the work of administrators and non-union, non-certified support staff, two weeks after the board rejected giving them a 2.5 percent raise retroactive to the 2012-13 school year. Read: Plainfield District 202 Board Rejects Raises for Administrators, Non-Union Support Staff The discussion came after a resident expressed her disappointment that the raises were denied. Resident Jane Ellingsworth, who said she was not related to the staff members, said these workers are vital to the school district and are often first to arrive to work, last to leave and continue working from home. Board members agreed with her, saying …