COVID-19 case at Matheny-Withrow causes concern, but also provides ‘a path forward’

https://www.sj-r.com/news/20200710/covid-19-case-at-matheny-withrow-causes-concern-but-also-provides-lsquoa-path-forwardrsquo By Steven Spearie The State Journal-Register Posted Jul 10, 2020 at 3:48 PM Teachers and staff members from Matheny-Withrow Elementary School are expressing concern to Springfield School District 186 Superintendent Jennifer Gill and school board members about how a positive COVID-19 case was handled at the school recently. Some staff members who had come … Read more COVID-19 case at Matheny-Withrow causes concern, but also provides ‘a path forward’

Teachers have their own concerns as District 186 grapples with in-person learning

By Steven Spearie The State Journal-Register Posted Jul 6, 2020 at 5:51 PM Updated Jul 7, 2020 at 3:07 PM Jill Friday spent 10 years teaching for Illinois Virtual High School. Among her students were a U.S. Olympic athlete and a terminally ill teenager. Friday, who begins teaching Spanish at Southeast High School in the … Read more Teachers have their own concerns as District 186 grapples with in-person learning

Teachers will miss camaraderie, routines of school, but most of all, students

Teachers will miss camaraderie, routines of school, but most of all, students By Steven Spearie The State Journal-Register Posted May 24, 2020 at 8:37 PM Updated May 24, 2020 at 8:38 PM Becky Martin was known for her mobile pantry during her teaching career at Lanphier High School. Fruit snacks, granola bars, Pop Tarts. The … Read more Teachers will miss camaraderie, routines of school, but most of all, students

Teachers union president “disappointed” about health insurance vote (4/20/20)

By Steven Spearie The State Journal-Register Posted Apr 22, 2020 at 8:13 AM Updated Apr 24, 2020 at 6:26 PM Springfield Education Association leaders and District 186 teachers are fuming after the board of education approved a new health insurance plan at Monday’s meeting. The approval will boost deductibles for singles and families under the … Read more Teachers union president “disappointed” about health insurance vote (4/20/20)

Board to vote on 3-yr Canvas contract

At the Mon Apr 6 186 School Board meeting, board members will be voting to approve a $184K 3-yr agreement with Instructure for “subscription, implementation, training, and support of the Canvas cloud platform for e-learning.” Mon Apr 6 BOE Agenda: https://esbpublic.springfield.k12.il.us/public_agendaview.aspx?mtgId=686 Next Monday’s meeting, scheduled for 6:30PM, will be streamed live at https://www.youtube.com/user/SPSchannel22 The link … Read more Board to vote on 3-yr Canvas contract