Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155
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Crystal Lake Central High School and McHenry KinderCare this week joined the list of McHenry County schools to have experienced an outbreak, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
"I can’t leave them high and dry when they are at home. It’s not their fault that they’re at home. I’m sure if given the choice, they would rather be here in school," one teacher said
Without some type of influx of transportation staff or another schedule rearrangement allowing fewer drivers to transport more children, McHenry County education officials fear an unmanageable transportation conundrum will arise this winter as more drivers need days off for illness and other reasons.
Between students forced to quarantine after coming into close contact with a COVID-19 case and missing class and school districts struggling to fill positions, McHenry County schools continue to face hurdles this year.
Jason Blake will remain on the board as vice president
Some McHenry County schools saw vaccination rates rise since the mandate to get shots or face weekly tests was put into effect last month by Gov. JB Pritzker, while others are still gathering data and have found teaching staff are more likely to already be inoculated than workers outside classroom settings.
“I’m a living artifact. ... If I don’t share my story, someone else is going to fill the void with what they think is the right answer. And I owe it to my coworkers who didn’t make it out to share what it was like that day,” one Crystal Lake resident and Pentagon survivor says.
Budget is at a deficit because of capital improvement projects
Cary-Grove High School teacher and Crystal Lake parks commissioner Linda Matthias is competing in national Fab Over 40 contest.