Jay Marino resigned from a position with Antioch Schools after being placed on a three-week leave Nov. 1 of that year for undisclosed reasons.
Michelle Vanderberg jokes that returning to school in person means “I'll have to wear real pants” as opposed to her favorite yoga ones, but she's happy to hear the news that Decatur Public Schools has a plan for returning to in-person learning in January.
She was transported to the hospital after being removed from a Decatur house fire at 650 W. Main St. on Sunday.
The Macon County Health Department has requested all county schools to shift to virtual learning until Jan. 15, and the Decatur schools will comply, said Superintendent Paul Fregeau.
Police said a wanted Decatur man they arrested with drugs and cash told them he earned the money working as a security guard for Decatur Public Schools.
The Illinois Department of Public Health raised Moultrie County to orange level, meaning there are warning signs of increased COVID-19 activity.
“We have been in contact with the Macon County Health Department and are following their guidance as they manage contact tracing,” spokeswoman Denise Swarthout said in a prepared statement.
The food service will include five days' worth of meals being delivered by school district staff to participating households.
All Decatur Public Schools students will learn remotely for at least the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year, it was announced Friday.
Decatur public school students won't be returning to classrooms next month.
Standing in front of the Keil Building where school board members meet and district administrators have their offices, a group of about 100 residents demanded change.
“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 district officials amended their contract with Alltown Bus Services Inc., paying 74% of the previously agreed-upon amount as students are now learning from home.
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The school district hired two new administrative positions, including a Hope Academy principal, and is swapping the South Shores and Stephen Decatur Middle School principals.
A $40,000 grant would be used to buy and repair equipment for student off-site learning.
This month marks a year of contract negotiations between the Decatur school district and the union representing teaching assistants, but both sides say their focus now is on supporting students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Decatur Public Schools are offering free meals to students during the school shutdown, but they must be picked up from 8 to 10 a.m. Officials say the meals can't be delivered because of food sanitation considerations.
Mary Anderson will lead the Montessori Academy for Peace, which will combine Garfield and Enterprise students and staff. Mary Brady will be the elementary principal at Baum.
Police say they took the 18-year-old female student accused of making violent threats about Eisenhower High School to HSHS St. Mary's Hospital twice before booking her into Macon County Jail.
Police have arrested an 18-year-old who is accused of making violent threats about Eisenhower High School on social media.
Stephen Decatur Middle School was placed on soft lockdown on Friday afternoon after a shooting at a nearby apartment complex, the school district confirmed.