Friday, January 31, 2014

Ken Terrinoni to be principal for a day - News - Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

 

  • Posted Jan. 30, 2014 @ 4:15 pm
    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:16 PM

    POPLAR GROVE — Ken Terrinoni, Boone County administrator, will be principal at Poplar Grove Elementary, 208 N. State St., and North Boone Middle School, 17641 Poplar Grove Road, on Friday.
    Terrinoni will visit classes and learn about the inner workings of the schools. He has served at the Boone County administrator for more than 25 years.
  • Ken Terrinoni to be principal for a day - News - Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

    NIU: President Baker: “new, more transparent budgeting”

    January 31, 2014

    President BakerBAKER REPORT: Fiscal sustainability begins with transparency

    One of the three pillars upon which we are building the future success of Northern Illinois University is financial viability. A major component of that process is the creation of a new, more transparent budgeting process that allows us to align our spending with our top priorities.

    I am pleased to report that this work is well under way.

    Interim Chief Financial Officer Nancy Suttenfield, working closely with Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Lisa Freeman, carefully crafted a set of guiding budget principles.  Nancy presented them to the University Council this week. These principles will shape our financial planning and budgeting going forward.

    Lisa and Nancy are also working closely with Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Eric Weldy to change the process used to set student fees. The goal is to make our process 1) more transparent; 2) more understandable to students; and 3) to incorporate more student input to ensure fees are directed to areas students consider high priorities.

    Nancy is currently conducting an in-depth analysis of the university’s fiscal vulnerabilities and opportunities. The results of that study will be shared with the entire NIU community so that all of us better understand the “big picture” of university finances moving forward.

    Establishing clear and transparent guiding budget principles, and creating a shared understanding of our fiscal reality and options available to us, will allow us to work together and focus on NIU’s highest priorities.

    Our progress to date is measurable, and I am gratified by the support and enthusiasm for change so many members of the NIU community share. I am committed to transparency — a transparency that empowers each of us to make a difference — and look forward to an ongoing dialogue about our finances in the coming months.

    Together forward,

    Doug

    Monday, January 27, 2014

    Congressman Kinzinger tours Washington Academy

    Jan. 24, 2014

    By Bob Balgemann

    Reporter        

    Kinzinger toured the school and met students Jan. 22 to learn about the magnet school. Student council members showed Kinzinger a promotional video they made of the school. Kinzinger was impressed with the photo that the school was able to take in conjunction with NASA from the Mars Rover. Bauman showed Kinzinger the jumpsuit she wore at Space Camp.

    In Amanda Schiesher’s engineering and technology classroom, the students were studying natural disasters. Kinzinger asked the students what they thought was the most dangerous type of natural disaster and revealed that he experienced a hurricane in person.

    In Chelsey Lee’s and Elin Anderson’s second grade science class,the students built walls to test their strength and flexibility.  Kinzinger dug in to help the students build walls made out of glue and sugar cubes.

    Read all of the story by clicking on the following:  rvpnews | Belvidere Daily Republican

    Sunday, January 26, 2014

    Salaries & Benefits of Certified Staff at District 200 North Boone

    The following is taken from District 200 website:    http://www.nbcusd.org/budgetinfo/2013compensationreport.pdf

    Administrator and Teacher Salary and Benefits - School Year 2013

    LastName
    FirstName
    Position
    BaseSalary
    FTE
    VacationDays
    SickDays
    Bonuses
    Annuities
    RetirementEnhancements
    OtherBenefits


    ABBEDUTO
    LINDSAY
    Administrator
    72500
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    ARENZ
    BRIAN
    Teacher
    37874.79
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    AUGUSTINE
    NICHOLAS
    Teacher
    49418
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BABCOCK
    CHRISTINE
    Teacher
    72572.01
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BAKER
    PHILIP
    Teacher
    55620.39
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BARTEL
    DAWN
    Teacher
    47978.65
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BAULE
    STEVEN M
    Administrator
    180000

    1
    25
    46
    0
    0
    0
    4080
    BELCASTRO
    BRIDGET
    Administrator
    91000
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BELL
    KIMBERLY
    Teacher
    52427.56
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BERTHOLD
    DUSTIN
    Teacher
    37874.79
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BLACKMER
    ELIZABETH
    Teacher
    42628.41
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BOEKE
    RHONDA E
    Administrator
    89900
    1
    15
    12
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BOENS
    PAMELA
    Teacher
    27000.19
    0.5
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BOYER
    ASHLEY
    Teacher
    39958.14
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BRADY
    SHAWN M
    Teacher
    60777.92
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BREAKFIELD
    BRADLEY
    Teacher
    42628.41
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BRODY
    LYNN C
    Teacher
    68406.07
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BRONOWSKI
    ERIKA
    Teacher
    46581.21
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    BUSSIE
    DENISE L
    Teacher
    72572.01
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    CONKLING
    JOSHUA
    Teacher
    34102.71
    0.8
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    CORN
    JEFFREY S
    Teacher
    45224.48
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    CRAWFORD
    KRISTINA M
    Administrator
    102000
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    DENO
    LAUREN
    Teacher
    54000.39
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    DINSMORE
    DEON
    Teacher
    43907.26
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    DOETCH
    ASHLEY
    Teacher
    40181.37
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    DOETCH
    TAMI
    Teacher
    79301.4
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    DUPONT
    LYNNE
    Teacher
    45224.48
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    EATON
    SHANNON
    Teacher
    37874.79
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    EGLITE
    RACHEL L
    Teacher
    55620.4
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    ENGELMAN
    NATALIE
    Teacher
    37874.79
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    EXCEL
    CATHERINE E
    Teacher
    60777.92
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    FINLEY
    SHANE
    Teacher
    41386.81
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    FINNEGAN
    ELIZABETH
    Teacher
    49418
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    FISCHER
    ELIZABETH J
    Teacher
    45224.48
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    FORD
    MELISSA
    Teacher
    41386.81
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    FRANSEEN
    KRISTI
    Teacher
    81680.44
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    GERL
    KRISTALYN
    Teacher
    42628.41
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    GIESECKE
    REBECCA
    Teacher
    47978.65
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    GRACIANA
    LORI
    Teacher
    54000.39
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    GREENFIELD
    RANDAL
    Teacher
    49418
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    GREGORY
    EMILY R
    Teacher
    69781.04
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    GROVE
    JILL VICTORIA
    Teacher
    70458.26
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    GROVER
    WANDA
    Teacher
    59007.68
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    GUTHRIE
    AMY
    Teacher
    59007.68
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    HANAMAN
    KELLY M
    Teacher
    76991.65
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    HARKNESS
    SHANNON L
    Teacher
    57289.02
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    HAYDEN
    KRISTIN
    Teacher
    55620.4
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    HILTON
    ASHLEE N
    Teacher
    41386.81
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    HUBERT
    JACOB R
    Administrator
    103000
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    HUGHES
    MEGAN
    Teacher
    41386.81
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    KAMHOLZ
    BRENDA
    Teacher
    68406.07
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    KEPPEL
    LINDSEY M
    Teacher
    42628.41
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    KEY
    PATRICIA
    Teacher
    88171.43
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    KLECKLER
    SANDRA
    Teacher
    70458.26
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    KLETT
    MATTHEW T
    Administrator
    91000
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    KNIEP
    KRYSTAL
    Teacher
    41386.81
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    KOSLA
    DEBRA M
    Teacher
    54000.39
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    KRAWCZYK
    KIM M
    Teacher
    74749.17
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    KURNAT
    MARYBETH
    Teacher
    30299.83
    0.8
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    LANHAM
    CHRISTY D
    Teacher
    43907.26
    1
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0
    LAROSA
    JON
    Teacher
    10346.7
    0.25
    0
    11
    0
    0
    0
    0

    LENSER JANE Teacher 43907.26 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    LERCH LINNEA Teacher 54000.39 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    LILJA MARTHA L Teacher 54000.39 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    LOBO JANET Teacher 41386.81 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    LOUGH KELLY Teacher 42628.41 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    LYON NANCY Teacher 72572.01 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    MARIANI SARAH Teacher 94762.54 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    MARSALA KRISTIE Teacher 23406.62 0.6 0 11 0 0 0 0
    MATEN CINDY Teacher 57289.02 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    MILLER KRISTEN Teacher 43907.26 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    MOON SANDRA Teacher 50159.27 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    MORAN EILEEN Teacher 55620.4 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    MYLIN ANN Teacher 59007.68 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    NICKY ANDREW Teacher 47978.65 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    OCONNELL MEGHAN Teacher 42628.41 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    OLDS SHARON D Administrator 102000 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    OTOOLE TAMMY Teacher 46581.21 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    PARRIS SUSAN Teacher 72572.01 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    PAUN JULIA A Teacher 16736.55 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    PEED TRACY Teacher 46581.21 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    PERKINS JEAN L Teacher 55620.4 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    PETERSON CHERYL Teacher 57289.02 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    PROHASKA KATHLEEN Teacher 36771.64 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    PRUITT MIKEL Teacher 94205.93 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    PURVIS DALE Administrator 83000 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    REVER MICHELLE L Teacher 55620.4 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
    ROBINSON-PAWLAK JENNA Teacher 34944.4 1 0 11 0 0 0 0
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    Friday, January 24, 2014

    Inspectors release report on landfill gas released near Cortland school - News - Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

     

    But the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency cited the owners of a landfill near Cortland Elementary for a series of violations.
    The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1dACM6z) the state agency released an 18-page report on the Jan. 14 incident near DeKalb.
    IEPA says they'll work to get an underground sample of the gas that was released.
    But the report says no toxic gasses were detected after the release from the Waste Management landfill.

    Read the entire story by clicking on the following:  Inspectors release report on landfill gas released near Cortland school - News - Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Scholarship from Boone County Democrats

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    The Boone County Democratic Central Committee will award a
    $500.00 scholarship to a graduating senior of Belvidere HS, Belvidere ,
    North HS,
    North Boone HS, or a Boone County resident currently pursuing higher
    education.  Applicant must be a registered voter or parents must be
    registered voters.  Applicant must be able to show acceptance or
    enrollment in an accredited college, university, or training school
    and submit an essay (500
    words) discussing: Some of the major contributions the Democratic
    Party has made to American Government. 

    Applications are due on March 1, 2014.
    Contact Bruce Marquardt at 815-544-9144

    Sunday, January 19, 2014

    Petition signature event to be held for Meridian School District proposed bond sale - News - Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

    Davis Junction taxpayers attempt to stop back door referendum.

    Two petition-signing events will be held Saturday for Meridian Community School District 223 residents who want to challenge the district’s attempts to issue $2 million in working cash bonds.
    Petitions will be placed at the Marathon gas station, 12087 E. IL-72 Moody St., and the Monroe Center Fire Station, 104 West St. The board of education posted legal notices on Dec. 23 seeking to sell the working cash bonds to increase revenue and save district programs. In order to put the issue to a vote through a referendum, 565 signatures from registered voters are needed prior to Jan 21.

    Petition signature event to be held for Meridian School District proposed bond sale - News - Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

    Friday, January 17, 2014

    UPDATE: Carbon Monoxide Found After Cortland School Evacuated - MyStateline.com - Powered by WTVO-TV and WQRF-TV

     

    The landfill that gassed out dozens of stateline elementary school children and staff says it'll pay up.
    According to the DeKalb Daily Chronicle, Waste Management will cover the costs of the medical bills of the nearly 70 people hospitalized tuesday.
    They were sickened after a strong odor from the landfill drifted to the school thanks to strong winds, and workers digging in year-old trash.
    No one was seriously injured.

    Read the entire story by clicking on the following:  UPDATE: Carbon Monoxide Found After Cortland School Evacuated - MyStateline.com - Powered by WTVO-TV and WQRF-TV

    Former Belvidere Coach Sentenced for Indecent Solicitation - MyStateline.com - Powered by WTVO-TV and WQRF-TV

     

    28-year-old Darcee Baney will spend 180 days in the Winnebago County Jail and 30 months on probation. She was found guilty of indecent solitcitation of a 17-year-old girl. 
    Baney was a varsity girl's basketball coach at Belvidere High School. She also taught science for Harlem Middle School.

    Read the entire story at:  Former Belvidere Coach Sentenced for Indecent Solicitation - MyStateline.com - Powered by WTVO-TV and WQRF-TV

    Saturday, January 4, 2014

    Boone County sales tax collectors reminded to change rate - News - Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

     

    BELVIDERE - The Boone County Treasurer's Office is reminding businesses to adjust their cash registers to reflect the new increased sales tax rate that went into effect Jan. 1.
    Otherwise, tax collectors can expect to pay a hefty sum to make up for the difference between rates.
    Boone County voters approved in April increasing the sales tax one-percentage point to 7.75 percent to generate a new source of revenue for paying down past school capital debt. The tax hike shifts some of the financial burden from property owners to individuals who purchase items in the county.
    It affects all sales tax rates in Boone County except for unprepared food, drugs or titled vehicle purchases.
    Early estimates showed that the tax could generate $2.7 million its first fiscal year.
    "Based on the calls received by my office (on Jan. 2), it's apparent that many retailers and local accountants are not aware of the change in Boone County's sales

    Read the entire story by clicking on the following:  Boone County sales tax collectors reminded to change rate - News - Rockford Register Star - Rockford, IL

    Here is what the new tax is for:  Belvidere North High

    Friday, January 3, 2014

    School board president in Kansas faces drug charges - KansasCity.com

     

    WAKEENEY, Kan. — Authorities say a school board president for a western Kansas district has been arrested on drug-related charges.

    Trego County Sheriff Richard Hanks tells television stations KAKE and KWCH that John Reeder was taken into custody Thursday at his WaKeeney home.

    He is charged with possession of marijuana, criminal use of a firearm and two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a school.

    Reeder is listed as president of the Board of Education for Trego County schools.

    A Trego County jail staffer tells The Associated Press that Reeder remains in custody. No attorney is listed for him in jail records.

    KWCH reports that Superintendent George Griffith says there is no statement from the school district at this time.

    WaKeeny is near Interstate 70 between Colby and Hay in western Kansas.

    School board president in Kansas faces drug charges - KansasCity.com