Can Schools Keep Standards High With a Small Budget? Wyllie Talks About D210's Solutions (Video)

In the second part of Patch's conversation with Supt. Lawrence Wyllie, the Lincoln-Way school district administrator talks about doing more with less.

It's just a month into the 2012-13 year for schools in the Lincoln-Way High School District 210, and faculty, administrators and students are getting an idea of what to expect and what challenges are ahead.

As we've done in the past, Patch sat down with Supt. Lawrence Wyllie to discuss the school year as well as other topics. The second part deals with maintaining high academic achievement while dealing with a lack of state money.

Part 1: Wyllie talks about how the beginning of the school year has started for the district.

Editor's note: The interview with Wyllie was done the week of Sept. 2.

Check Out Our Section That Contains the Past Video Interviews With Wyllie.


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Donny September 22, 2012 at 03:11 PM
I highly doubt the teachers would go into this year working with no contract. We would have heard about it some way from the union through a news source. Something isn't right here. I think they did get a new contract before summer and for some reason LW doesn't want to report it.
cmc September 22, 2012 at 05:05 PM
in typical LW style ..... "need to know" basis
Donny October 01, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Google "Lincoln Way Union Contract" and search for the past year in the Google timeline settings. The 2012-2015 contract comes up....odd.....
Dan October 01, 2012 at 02:14 PM
The teachers new contract is now posted on the district website. It shows a ratification date in August and runs 2012-2015. A few questions to Dr Wyllie would be in order concerning--Why after the Patch asked a simple question of you and received a answer of "Nothing to Report" that the contract is now posted. Another question would be ---Why did you give the answer of "Nothing to Report" when you obviously knew that a contract had been ratified or was being voted on. And why is there no mention of the ratification in previous board minutes concerning board approval of the contract. Seems to be a slap in the face to the parents, taxpayers and the Patch by Dr Wyllie for the asking of a simple question which again may support cmc's post.
cmc October 01, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Excellent points, Dan. I wish there was a way to confront Dr. Wyllie on these particulars. Yours are solid and valid questions deserving addressing. Although some people may not find it "a big deal" because it was just one comment, and three little words, it speaks volumes for how this District is run and the sense of superiority and infallibility the higher-ups seems to thrive on. If Dr. Wyllie can't answer a simple question honestly what else is going on that we don't know about? Regarding Board Minutes... we, along with our advocate and attorneys, have reviewed the last three year's worth of minutes available online and there are NUMEROUS things that seem to pop out of nowhere because they've been discussed during "private sessions" of the meetings. The IS a lot going on under the table in District #210.


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