Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Parents won't find out where students will go to school next year until after the St. Charles Board of Education approves a new plan.
Parents raised questions about the changes coming to the St. Charles School District next year during a community forum Jan. 18. St. Charles School District administrators presented a plan for new school boundaries to a group of about 30 people at Monroe Elementary School. They’ll make a similar presentation at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Coverdell Elementary School. More than 450 students will have to switch schools under the plan. Officials wanted feedback from the community before the Board of Education considers the plan Feb. 10. “We can’t promise that things will end up looking any different here,” said Jeff Marion, assistant superintendent of human resources. “You may find something we had not considered.” Parents seemed less worried …
Monday, January 17, 2011
Every Monday, Patch brings you things to check out in St. Charles during the week.
Schools and government offices are closed on Monday because of the federal holiday honoring the anniversary of the birth Martin Luther King, Jr., but there are plenty of other things happening this week in St. Charles.
Monday, December 6, 2010
A district committee will make recommendations on changes to each school's attendance area.
Hundreds of elementary school students in the St. Charles School District will have to transfer to new elementary schools next year after school boundaries are changed. The boundary lines must be redrawn because the district plans to reopen Blackhurst Elementary School to accommodate growing elementary school enrollment. The Board of Education closed the school in 2007 and it has been used for storage or rented by various groups since then. A group of parents, teachers and administrators will meet for the next few months to discuss the issue and is expected to make a recommendation about the new boundary lines to the Board of education by late January, Superintendent Randy Charles said. The committee is tasked with moving 60 students …