With four new board members due to be seated next week, Decatur school board voted to table a $1 million expenditure until the new board is seated.
Decatur school board members expressed concern during a closed session discussion about the public backlash that could result if they moved ahead with the awarding of a proposed $30,000 bonus to Assistant Superintendent Jeff Dase.
Recordings to be released were deemed by the Public Access Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General's Office to be topics that should have been discussed in open session, thus violations of the Open Meetings Act.
None of the four incumbents — Beth Nolan, Beth Creighton, Kendall Briscoe and Courtney Carson — chose to run for a second term.
"You're not going to see a new superintendent until next year,” board member Kendall Briscoe said Tuesday.
DECATUR — The process of hiring a replacement for Decatur school Superintendent Paul Fregeau will be a lengthy one, probably lasting a year, t…
Alltown will be paid 100%, whether school is in session or not, but will not receive a retroactive payment.
Decatur Public Schools will not open to in-person learning before March 22, Superintendent Paul Fregeau announced on Tuesday.
The Decatur school board passed a tax levy that will raise property taxes by $1.67 per $100,000 of equalized assessed value.
The school district and board members declined interview requests leading up to to the vote.
A resolution to declare racism “a public health crisis as it adversely impacts our students, families, staff, and community at large” was passed by the Decatur Board of Education at its Tuesday meeting.
Changes to curriculum, employee training, school resource officers, professional development discussed to address systemic racism within education.
Eisenhower High School graduate Londarius Hayes is the only student ambassador to the Decatur Board of Education to serve two years and attend every meeting.
School board members on Tuesday agreed to support a partnership with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation to revitalize the neighborhood surrounding Johns Hill Magnet School.
“We want to serve all kids, no matter what level they are achieving at, whether they are struggling or achieving, this helps all kids. We are here for the kids, we are about kids and we want them to excel academically," said Superintendent Paul Fregeau.
School board members approved a $32 million bond issuance to make further advancements in their BOLD facilities plan to turn Decatur Public Schools into a destination district.
A group of parents and former teachers is calling for Decatur school board members to resign, saying hundreds had signed a petition of “no confidence” they gave the board Tuesday.
District officials and leaders of the Decatur Federation of Teaching Assistants are meeting again later this month.
The Decatur Board of Education on Thursday created a new administrative role for research and data collection, a position that had not been in this year’s budget.
DECATUR — Members of the union representing Decatur teaching assistants passed out flyers Wednesday urging public action.
Now back in class after their three-day strike but working with no bargaining session scheduled, the mood of the 275-strong Decatur Federation of Teaching Assistants was defiant and determined Tuesday night.
DECATUR — Members of the Decatur Federation of Teaching Assistants and other supporters are rallying in front of the school district's Keil Ad…