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LWHS D210 Hires Teachers for Next Year

The Lincoln-Way Board of Education voted to hire teachers and reported on tax disbursements.

LWHS D210 Hires Teachers for Next Year

The Lincoln-Way High School Board of Education hired nine new teachers and an aquatics assistant supervisor for LW-North High School at the regular meeting May 23 at 21701 Gougar Road. 

Deputy Supt. Thomas Eddy selected new teaching staff to cover a variety of subject areas.

New Hires:

  • Holly Way—World Language Instructor for L-W East
  • Nicholas Walker, Special Services Instructor for L-W Central
  • Caitlin Niemczyk—Special Services Instructor for L-W Central
  • Ewa Tulak—English Instructor for L-W Central
  • Michael Piechocinski—Special Services Instructor/Permanent Substitute for L-W West
  • Katherine Scwebe—World Language Instructor for L-W Central and L-W East
  • Ashley Paarlberg—Mathematics/Permanent Substitute for L-W West
  • Shane Tucker—Science Instructor for L-W Central

The district's new aquatics assistant supervisor is Lauren Hurley.

Financial updates

Supt. Lawrence Wyllie told board members that the district received $2.2 million in tax disbursements, bringing the total fund balance to $4.2 million. Before the month is out, he expects another $15-to-$18 million in tax disbursement payments from the office of Will County Treasurer Steve Weber. "It's a little better than last year," he added, but far less than it was before the economy took a nose dive in 2008.

In years past, Wyllie said he could remember ending the fiscal year with as much a $70 million fund balance. The district, like all others in the state, is operating on a budget that has seen a dramatic reduction in state funding.

In other business, the board approved an intergovernmental agreement with Union School District 81, Joliet, to take on transportation. Two buses will be used by District 81. It's a three-year contract that allows more hours for current staff, Asst. Supt. Ron Sawin. It's a small contract that requires no new buses, he added.

Scholarships applauded

Charla Brautigam, assistant community relations director, told the board that a total of 562 scholarships worth $352,000 have been awarded to graduating seniors at all four high schools.

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