More Real Cuts in District 86


As a result of the failed November referendum, even more cuts just became reality for District 86 at the March 18, 2019 board meeting. The list of teachers and support personnel honorably dismissed totals 24…

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Board Agenda Posted for March 18, 2019


The Board agenda has posted for March 18, 2019. Of particular note is the Reduction in Force Public Hearing.  At this hearing, the staffing recommendation discussed at the March 4 Board meeting will become reality….

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D86 to Lose 17 Talented Teachers


Cuts enacted by the D86 Board as a result of the failed November referendum continue to become reality. The Board’s vote to staff classes more strictly at 25:1 is resulting in the reduction of valued…

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Increasing Class Size and Reducing Course Offerings


At the last Board of Education meeting, Board members appeared to move away from consideration of increasing class sizes. However, the Board documents for this Monday’s meeting once again include options for drastically increasing class…

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Statement to the Board on 12-10 by Kate Saunders


Good evening. My name is Kate Saunders and I have been an English teacher here at Central since 1999. I have taught 14 different courses in the department, spent ten years teaching summer school, sponsored…

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