Saturday, April 9, 2016

Individual Salaries at District 100

Individual teachers and administrators salaries for the 2015-2016 school year are available at:

For an explanation of the various lanes on the schedule go to:

Highly paid non-certified staff are available at:

Community invited to share ideas about Belvidere Schools

Community invited to share ideas about Belvidere Schools


What do you think are the strengths and challenges of the Belvidere School District?
What do the schools do for you, your family, or your organization?
What are your hopes for the Belvidere School District over the next five years?
Incoming Superintendent Dr. Daniel Woestman will be asking these and other questions during a series of conversations about the Belvidere School District.
Parents:  You are encouraged to attend a conversation at your child's school, but are welcome to participate in one of two conversations open to the community.
Conversations in English only:
April 21 from 7:40 to 8:40 a.m. at Meehan Elementary School
April 27 from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. at Belvidere North High School
April 28 from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. at Belvidere High School
May 3 from 8:45 to 9:40 a.m. at Belvidere South Middle School
May 4 from 7:40 to 8:40 a.m. at Perry Elementary School
May 5 from 7:40 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. at Seth Whitman Elementary School
May 9 from 8:50 to 9:40 a.m. at Belvidere Central Middle School
May 11 from 7:40 to 8:40 a.m. at Lincoln Elementary School
May 12 from 7:40 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. at Caledonia Elementary School
May 18 from 7:40 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. at Washington Academy
Evening conversations open to the community will be held April 27 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Belvidere North High School and April 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Belvidere High School.
A conversation in Spanish will take place on May 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Washington Academy.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Woodstock Middle school principal pleads guilty in PTO, sports league thefts

A former middle school principal who was accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from two school-related funds apologized in court Thursday after pleading guilty.
Jerome Wakitsch had resigned from his job as principal of Northwood Middle School in Woodstock last August after school officials told police they suspected he'd taken the money from the school's Parent Teacher Organization and its sports league, the Fox Valley Middle School Conference.
After pleading guilty in McHenry County court to a felony forgery charge, Wakitsch turned to face a small group sitting in the courtroom and apologized.
"I'd like to say how sorry I am to the Northwood Parent Teacher Organization and the Fox Valley Middle School Conference," he said as his voice cracked. "I truly am sorry."
He is also required within a week to repay more than $18,600 to the PTO and nearly $8,000 to the athletic conference, said Assistant State's Attorney John Gibbons.
Wakitsch could have received a two- to five-year sentence on the forgery conviction. In exchange for his plea, a theft charge was dropped.
Wakitsch was accused of forging signatures on checks to make several illicit withdrawals from the funds in 2014 and 2015. Officials in Woodstock District 200 began to notice discrepancies in accounting that led them to suspect Wakitsch was stealing, Gibbons said.
"For a person in a position of trust and authority to take money that was earmarked for students is absolutely unconscionable," Gibbons said after the hearing.
Amanda Marrazzo is a freelance reporter.

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