An Elgin Area School District U-46 board member takes issue with the administration's decision to add gender identity to the list of attributes for which employees cannot be harassed or discriminated against because, she says, it could mean female-identifying teachers who are biologically male could supervise female students in locker rooms.
Aurora West Unified School District 129, Algonquin Community Unit School District 300 and Batavia Unified School District 101 reported the smallest student-to-administrator ratios in Kane County, according to the latest Illinois Schools Report Card.
Public school administrators in Geneva Community Unit School District 304, St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 and Batavia Unified School District 101 earn the highest average salary in Kane County, according to the latest Illinois schools report card.
Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute said that “no one worse” could replace Traci O’Neal Ellis, who resigned from the Elgin Area School District U-46 board on April 23, seven months after likening the America flag to toilet paper.
A new public school funding bill recently passed by the Illinois Legislature, SB1947, includes a scholarship program that would award donated funds to students in lower-income families — up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level — to provide them the opportunity to attend private schools.
Kane County's 11 school districts will receive an extra $23.2 million this year if the Illinois House accepts Gov. Bruce Rauner's version of a school funding bill, according to an analysis by the Illinois State Board of Education.