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Orange County Sheriff's deputies conduct a bomb sweep at San Clemente High School earlier this month. | Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
David Greenberg March 28, 2014 at 11:46 am
"Virtual walls"? Geezus... GPS spoofing is but one way around the geofence. The otherRead More is simply walking up to someone and saying "HEY *(&*(^^#&*(Y($*() !!!!!" Or use a different app created with a bogus email account... *sigh*. Sticks and stones people... sticks and stones... Walk it off and move on...
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm
thats for sure, this country is turning into a bunch of pansies!!
Stu Pidasso March 28, 2014 at 12:39 pm
my kid tells me that his buddy who lives over in Europe has a math book that shows a drawing of anRead More obese American eating a Cheeseburger with Plumbers Ass , as if we are a bunch of slobs over here!!! Is that nice or what???
Think Positive March 20, 2014 at 04:38 pm
I could stomach this easier if it were not for the ridiculous salary and sweetheart benefit planRead More paid to the superintendent and administrative staff. Pay for teachers and facilities are justified, not for bureaucrats feathering their own retirement beds.
Lorriane March 21, 2014 at 09:59 am
This referendum was not for irresponsible spending but for aging buildings. I'm not up for a wholeRead More new school are u? But think positive, keep a very close eye on the next few school board meetings.
Think Positive March 21, 2014 at 10:59 am
Will do thanks for the heads-up. As I said, I support pay for the facilities and boots on the groundRead More in the classroom, we have great schools but need to demand responsible spending and call out waste when we see it.
Dr Silicon March 19, 2014 at 08:21 am
How people are fooled by a no tax increase referendum... Lets keep voting to not lower our INSANERead More taxes.
Lee Fruit March 19, 2014 at 03:29 pm
Thank you to the nearly 60% of voters who supported this referendum in order to renovate and improveRead More Glenbard's four high schools, which range from 44-88 years old. This will result in a 0% tax increase to the Bond and Interest Fund line item on the tax bill. This "yes" vote is an indication of the community's commitment to the safety, comfort and academic success of all Glenbard students.
Dr Silicon March 13, 2014 at 07:59 am
Perhaps they shouldn't have sold Hawthorn school for a song...
Lorriane March 13, 2014 at 10:00 am
It's about time they wised up and realized the value in building on to existing buildings. TheseRead More kids are jammed packed into these school like sardines. Poor planning by this district taking them 12 years to do something about it
Lorriane February 22, 2014 at 08:37 am
How about this PE should not be a 4 year REQUIRED high school course. There are NO requiredRead More computer science courses and in this day and age these are far more important to prepare a teen for the working world. If a teen wants to take gym, fine, but it should NOT be mandatory. A teen that spends three hours after school every day, on sports, or choir, or band, needs more time DURING school for academics or a study hall. The last thing they need is more GYM. What are legislators even making these decisions, how about leaving it up to the teen and parent.
Christ Hughes Credit: Elmhurst College
ConcernedElhmhurstTaxpayer February 23, 2014 at 06:18 am
Looks like a great lecturer, count me in! $10 sounds reasonable, hope some charity gets the funds.
CheKeroauc February 24, 2014 at 11:46 am
I hope he talks about why he wants amnesty for illegals and work visas for foreigners so he can hireRead More them at Facebook at below wages that he'd have to pay US college grads. Hughes and his partner are A1 phonies.
Jennifer Fondel February 13, 2014 at 07:15 am
$35 million in repairs? That's a lot of money. Any responsible home or business owner knows theyRead More need to have money in reserves for repairs and replacements. How much is already in reserves for repairs? Or is it just easier to think, "we'll just wait to finish paying on the one bond, and then ask the tax payers to keep paying taxes, so we can get another one. After all, we're not 'raising' taxes." I'd love to have a luxury like that. When we needed a new furnace and didn't have enough saved to cover the costs, we had to forfeit a luxury. Like extra dinners, weekend trips, etc. What is the district willing to forfeit to help cover these costs. The "extras." The things that don't impact the necessity of our children's education and a safe place to be educated?
Lorriane February 13, 2014 at 07:57 am
Why don't you go attend the meetings and the tours they have been having. They have about 5 millionRead More a year in the budget for repairs but we are talking 4 huge buildings that have leaking roofs and boilers over 40 years old. You can either put band aids on this stuff or take it out if the kids education operating expenses. 35 million in repairs for 4 huge old buildings isn't outrageous. Take a look at the science labs in these schools. Absolutely pathetic
Jennifer Fondel February 13, 2014 at 08:19 am
Certainly these problems didn't creep up overnight. How much of that $5 mill is used annually andRead More how much has been placed in reserves? Or, is there are reserve of $x millions and, including that, we need extra $$$? These are valid questions. The science labs didn't become "pathetic" overnight. And, I'm not saying they shouldn't be improved. My son is actively involved in the science program and I'm incredibly impressed with what he's learned. I'd like to see that standard held when my daughter arrives. My question is simple: How much money has been put aside already to cover the costs of repairs and upgrades?
ME May 20, 2013 at 05:02 pm
The Bradfields aren't telling people how to parent. They are just encouraging the district to actRead More appropriately in defining their standard. Other parents are free to do whatever they want.
conormacmillen May 21, 2013 at 09:39 pm
As a middle school educator myself, I want to give huge kudos to the young men and women from theRead More school who have come on this board and defended not only their right to read a piece of literature but the specific book itself. You have the courage of your convictions and are actually putting forward the most logical and valid arguments in this discussion. And why is this? Because they actually read the book. Yes, rather than a knee-jerk reaction to an excerpt, they read the book itself, and are responding here with honest and, most importantly informed, opinions. These young people should be commended and for those who are saying that they should not have a say in the discussion that so directly affects them, well it saddens me that they will not at least be listened to by some of you. And for the posters taking this to the ridiculous extreme of comparing an acclaimed young adult novel with pornography, you really are sacrificing any sense of logic in an effort to make a point. So, in response, I would like to hand you your brown shirt and your swastika and your book of matches. Because banning a book means you are a nazi, correct? By your logic, something can be pushed to an insane degree to make your point, so just as Perks is pornography, you are a book burning fascist. Unless I'm wrong. Unless that approach is illogical and ridiculous. Keep reading kids. And in the words of the immortal warrior poet, Joliet Jake Blues, "I hate Illinois Nazis."
Nora May 23, 2013 at 01:52 pm
Actually, The Catcher in the Rye contains profanity, many sexual references, references toRead More homosexuality, and nearly everyone smokes and drinks including the underage protagonist. There is also drinking, smoking, swearing, and extramarital sex in The Grapes of Wrath. And the Bible contains references to promiscuity, rape, sodomy, bestality, drunkenness, incest, and violence. So...yeah.