DeKalb, Illinois School District 428 news
Sycamore Superintendent Steve Wilder said it’s too early to say whether the district’s school board will reverse course on optional mask-wearing in the fall as new federal guidance was updated Tuesday amid a surging COVID-19 delta variant in portions of the country.
Less than a month into her new role leading the county’s largest school district, Minerva Garcia-Sanchez and the DeKalb school board have a significant decision to make: Will DeKalb District 428 require masks when school returns in a few weeks? “Being a leader in education means that you have to be a team player," she said.
New DeKalb School District Superintendent Minerva Garcia-Sanchez said she’s in support of students wearing masks in the classroom this fall, though the school board hasn’t yet made a final decision on the matter. “Only until people are 100% vaccinated and we’re not worried about variants would I say that masks should be 100% optional,” she said.
Residents are invited to meet the new DeKalb School District 428 superintendent at a free ice cream social scheduled for Wednesday, July 21.
The DeKalb School District’s food pantry is moving from Huntley Middle School to the former Chesebro Elementary School building at the end of this month.
“This was certainly the most challenging year we have faced, and I feel that we were incredibly fortunate to have their guidance and wisdom to steer our district through the storm of uncertainty, as we navigated unprecedented challenges,” Moses said.
Residents are invited to meet the new DeKalb District 428 superintendent and other citywide officials at a free ice cream social set for Wednesday, July 7.
DeKalb School Board discusses substitute teacher pay rates, approves tentative negotiated contract update between the district and the paraprofessional’s union, the DeKalb Federation of School Assistants through 2025.
Andrea Harden refuses to believe that her son’s death during a shooting could be for naught. “I’m really happy that everyone came out to support and to spread awareness for gun violence,” Harden said about those who gathered Saturday to help remember her son, Ezra "E.J." Hill Jr.