Posts Tagged “Jorge Torres”

SD 103 trio opts out

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SD 103 trio opts out

SD 103 trio opts out Board members will not seek re-election By Steve Metsch When voters cast ballots for the Lyons School District 103 board of education, they will not see three familiar names. Longtime board members Sharon Anderson, Marge Hubacek and Shannon Johnson have decided to not seek re-election. The three represent the board…

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Back to the future

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Back to the future

Back to the future Former SD 103 Supt. is new Washington principal By Steve Metsch Carol Baker is returning to Lyons School District 103 in a different position than the one she left. The former superintendent will be the principal of George Washington Middle School and will be the assistant superintendent starting on July 1….

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Lyons SD 103 improvements

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Lyons SD 103 improvements New fire alarm systems for three schools By Steve Metsch New fire alarm systems will be installed at Edison, Home and Lincoln schools after a rare unanimous approval by the Lyons School District 103 board. The board approved the idea at its meeting held April 28 at Washington Middle School in…

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The principals of the matter

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The principals of the matter Lyons SD 103 expects to hire two in near future By Steve Metsch Two principal job openings were the main topic of discussion the latest meeting of the Lyons School District 103 board of education. The July 10 meeting was rescheduled from June 25 when police were searching for a…

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Clean sweep in SD 103

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Clean sweep in Lyons SD 103 Mayor’s slate wins four contested seats on board By Steve Metsch Voters in Lyons School District 103 gave Lyons Mayor Christopher Getty a ringing endorsement Tuesday night. They voted against a 40-year board member, a new board member, a former board member and a newcomer on the Putting Students…

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Lyons School District 103 tosses failed board for new leaders

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Lyons School District 103 tosses failed board for new leaders Olivia Quintero, Jorge Torres, Vito Campanile, and Winifred Rodriguez ran under the banner of  Parents for Student Excellence slate decisively defeated the controversy-plagued slate lead by Lyons School District 103 board member Joanne Schaeffer, newly appointed trustee Thomas Weiner, former trustee Connie Esparza, and Jacqueline…

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Lyons SD 103 breaks tradition

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Lyons SD 103 breaks tradition Board gives 2-year contracts to three principals By Steve Metsch Saying it’s important to keep good people, the Lyons School District 103 board uncharacteristically approved two-year contracts for three principals March 25. Several other officials also received two-year deals. Board President Marge Hubacek said it’s the first time, to her…

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Voters should reject failed leadership in Lyons School District 103

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Voters should reject failed leadership in Lyons School District 103

Voters should reject failed leadership in Lyons School District 103 In a heated election contest in the west suburban Lyons School District 103 where controversy, scandal and excessive spending dominate the board majority’s focus, voters need to take an active role in sweeping out the failed leadership and electing new trustees to restore the educational…

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PSE says it’s time for a change

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PSE says it’s time for a change Four candidates seek election in Lyons SD 103 By Steve Metsch The four candidates running together on the Parents For Student Excellence slate for seats on the board of Lyons School District 103 agree it’s time for a change. Jorge Torres–a four-year incumbent–is joined by Vito Campanile, Winifred…

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SD 103 boots two principals

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SD 103 boots two principals One resigns under pressure, 14-year vet not renewed By Steve Metsch and Ray Hanania Two principals in Lyons School District 103 will be looking for new jobs. At Monday night’s committee of the whole meeting, the school board accepted a letter of resignation from Lincoln School Principal Tara Kristoff, and…

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SD 103 principal on paid leave

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SD 103 principal on paid leave “Insubordinate conduct” blamed in leaked letter  By Steve Metsch The embattled Lyons School District 103 – which caught heat last year for hiring a teacher charged with attempted murder in a road rage incident – has another personnel issue broiling. This one involves a principal who, allegedly, had some…

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Second time works at SD 103

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Second time works at SD 103 Hammond educator hired as new superintendent By Steve Metsch Kristopher Rivera, the newly hired superintendent of Lyons School District 103, has spent his entire career working in the larger Hammond, Ind., school district. Lyons, however, is going to be a good fit, he said. The school board obviously agrees,…

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