Board Postpones Decision on Closing Dean

Board Postpones Decision on Closing Dean

A proposal to close an elementary school was put on hold after board members asked for more information and community members pushed to keep the school open. Woodstock School District 200 administrators presented the Board of Education with a plan Oct. 10 to close or...
Board Approves $94.65 Million Budget

Board Approves $94.65 Million Budget

Woodstock School District 200’s new budget calls for small decreases over last year in revenues and expenditures, but state funding could go up slightly once a new formula kicks in. District 200 will spend $94.65 million in the 2017-18 fiscal year, a drop from the...
D-200 Drawing up Plans to Close Dean

D-200 Drawing up Plans to Close Dean

District officials say they won’t make mono- and dual-language schools Woodstock School District 200 will consider ways to close Dean Street Elementary School, but officials won’t move forward with a plan to separate schools by language program. School board members...
District Wraps up Public Forums

District Wraps up Public Forums

Concerns about potential segregation and the loss of a neighborhood school continued to dominate discussions at a community forum hosted by Woodstock School District 200 Sept. 20. The meeting at Woodstock High School was the last in a series of sessions held on a...
Children’s Author Visits Greenwood Elementary

Children’s Author Visits Greenwood Elementary

When author Marc Tyler Nobleman visited Greenwood Elementary School Sept. 15, his first words to the students elicited a cheer. “I am here because you are my boss,” Nobleman, a children’s author, told the kids. Nobleman is the author of more than 70 books for young...
District 200 Cuts Rented Office Space

District 200 Cuts Rented Office Space

Woodstock School District 200 will use less office space when a lease ends this month. The school district will no longer rent about 5,000 square feet at 224 W. Judd St., a building directly across from the district’s administrative center which is used as an office...
D-200 Student Enrollment Drops

D-200 Student Enrollment Drops

Student body shrinks by 116, according to unofficial tally Student enrollment in Woodstock School District 200 is down this year, according to preliminary data from the district. District 200 has 6,444 students enrolled for the 2017-18 school year, 116 fewer than last...
District Begins Facilities Presentations

District Begins Facilities Presentations

Residents worry about proposal to close school, change elementary structure A proposal to close a school and change elementary programs would save money and help teachers, Woodstock School District 200 officials said, but concerns about social drawbacks for students,...
Westwood Takes Back-to-School to New Heights

Westwood Takes Back-to-School to New Heights

Celebration marks 20th anniversary of reopening Twenty years ago, the student body of Westwood Elementary School gathered outside to kick off a new year of school, with a theme of ‘Up, up and away.’ In celebration of 20 years since the school’s reopening as a full...

Proposed Budget Calls for $94.2 Million in Revenue

Woodstock School District 200’s tentative budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year shows slight decreases in revenues and expenditures. The Board of Education approved placing the tentative budget up for public display at its Aug. 15 meeting. The district’s revenues for...

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