Tag Archive | education

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 […]

Crete-Monee leads area in homeless students

by Dennis Sullivan  editor@ewcnews.com  May 20, 2014 Crete-Monee 201U has the highest number of homeless students of nine area school districts, according to responses to a Crete resident’s Freedom of Information Act request. With a whopping 130 homeless students, Crete-Monee has more than the combined number of homeless students at seven nearby districts. Only Rich […]

Crete-Monee board disagrees about open letter

  by Dennis Sullivan editor @ewcnews.com March 24, 2014 A proponent of a “fair” contract for Crete-Monee teachers has triggered a bit of controversy among school board members by asking if they all support the open letter about contract negotiations posted on the School District 201U Website. Speaking at Tuesday’s regular School District 201U board […]

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 education 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 […]

Pre-Thanksgiving musicals, parties & more

Events calendar for Friday-through-Friday by Dennis Sullivan editor@ewcnews.com Nov. 15, 2013 Weekly events calendar for Eastern Will County. Submissions accepted with gratitude. Please email contributions & comments to editor@ewcnews.com =============== FRIDAY, Nov. 15 =============== Crete Park District activities Crete Lions Club Recycling; 1215 Douglas Lane, 6-9 a.m., drop-off for recyclable items SHREK The Musical 7 […]