Expansion of Video Monitoring Equipment in Rockford Public Schools

By Mike Cuneo, Assistant Superintendent of Finance   As the original bond projects have reached completion, an assessment was done of the district’s ongoing needs in equipment and facilities.  Due to the economic conditions and timeliness of construction, many of the bond projects were completed under-budget and there are now bond monies available to reallocate […]

What does Energy mean to Rockford Public Schools?

Jim VanderKolk Director of Operations As the years go by it is easy to get complacent about utility savings and the efforts necessary to move forward in a direction for reduction in expenses and wasteful practices. Nine years ago we started our energy program, netting a 16% energy savings our first year. Since that time […]

Creating Confidence when Testing……a parent’s guide to help!

By: Lissa Weidenfeller, Principal North Rockford Middle School   For some students, taking a test can be exciting because they get to prove what they know, but for others it can be extremely frightening. If a student is not prepared for a test or doesn’t know how to take the test, he/she can be at […]

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Lisa M. Kreager Board Trustee   Three months ago, I applied for a vacant position as a Trustee on our School Board and was subsequently appointed. Since July, I have begun a crash course on Board Trustee responsibilities and rules of a School Board. I have been encouraged to take this opportunity to introduce myself […]

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November General Election Changes   On November 6th a new era of school elections begins with the combination of school board candidates on the general election ballot with other elected officials. House Bill 4005 became Public Act 233 of 2011 in November of 2011 changing the terms of school board trustees and establishing that all […]