Tag Archive | board

Delays continue in hiring C-M SD201U supt

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 21, 2014 The Crete-Monee school board hopes to have a new School District 201U superintendent in place before the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, according to Board of Education President Nakia Hall. “We have selected a candidate,” Hall told Crete resident Carol Millsap, “and are working with the candidate’s […]

‘When a trustee’s report is over, it’s over’

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 15, 2014 Crete Trustee Dean Gaffney Monday called on other village board members to end their “petty bickering” and focus on improving the quality of life in Crete. “We’ve gotta give the residents a reason to stick around, a reason to stay in Illinois, a reason to stay in Crete,” […]

New PC/ZBA member a consensus builder

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com May 1, 2014 Crete’s newest Planning Commission/Zoning Board of AppealsĀ member might prefer to forget meeting Crete’s mayor more than two years ago. Tim Brennan was rehabbing his new home on the 1600 block of Main Street when Mike Einhorn arrived in his role as assistant fire chief. “He was burning some […]

2012-14 Crete cop pay pact OK’d with 1 month left

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com March 25, 2014 Village trustees have approved a “new” two-year contract with the union representing Crete patrol officers. The 2012-14 pact covers the 24-month period ending in May and continues the practice of paying tenured officers, based on seniority, on a sliding scale. The first-year hourly rate ranges from $20.71 for […]

C-M president: full investigation into HS fights

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Feb. 19, 2014 Crete-Monee School Board President Nakia Hall on Monday promised “a full investigation is taking place regarding all occurrences and issues” related to the series of social media-related fights that disrupted Crete-Monee High School on Feb. 3. Acknowledging an absence of clear communications during and immediately after the incidents, […]

School board OKs Balmoral, Crete restructure

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 24, 2014 The board of educationĀ has approved an aggressive strategy intended to improve learning and test scores at Balmoral and Crete elementary schools — the two weakest academic operations in Crete-Monee School District 201U. Eight points of the 10-point plan address shared deficiencies, while two points target issues unique to […]

Crete officials discuss emails, texts

by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Jan. 23, 2014 Crete Trustee Mark Wiater says village officials can delete emails and text messages any time — after notifying the state archives. Wiater, responding to a question by Crete resident Don Seehausen at the Jan. 13 village board meeting, said the deletions occur “basically when someone has the time […]