Legislation sponsored by Republican State Representative Dan Swanson of Alpha which will help streamline background checks on substitute teachers was signed by Governor Pritzker on Friday. The measure is in an effort to help address the substitute teacher shortage impacting school districts throughout Illinois. Swanson said he worked with local school superintendents to craft the legislation. The legislation allows Regional Offices of Education to share a cleared background check with another neighboring ROE on a substitute teacher applicant to allow substitute teachers to more easily teach in multiple ROE territories without duplication of the same statewide background check in each Region.
Several items, including a television, soundbar, and money were taken in a series of burglaries at Swing’s Mobile Estates this week.
A long-time communication professor at Monmouth College, Trudi Peterson, has been named the college’s 2019 recipient of the Hatch Award for Distinguished Teaching.
The school boundary map was discussed at length during Monday, October 14th’s District 205 Board meeting.
A 19-year-old man was arrested last week for allegedly stealing power tools from a Knoxville apartment complex.