McHenry School District 15
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.
The 37-year-old Wonder Lake woman is required to take parenting classes as a term of her plea deal, court records show
Most districts have vaccinated at least 75% of their staff members, they reported Monday after Pritzker’s deadline for staff vaccinations took effect
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.
Some McHenry County area school officials said they hope the vaccine mandate will be one more step in ensuring students stay in in-person schooling this year.
“With home schooling, socialization looks a lot more normal right now than it does at schools,” said one Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 mom who decided to home-school this year
Masks are now required for all Illinois schools – from preschool through grade 12 – as well as daycares, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday. Here's what some McHenry County parents had to say in response.
The first day of school is quickly approaching for McHenry County students, but with federal and state guidance less than a week old, many McHenry County school districts said they’re still finalizing some details.
Wearing masks will be optional for students and staff at McHenry Elementary School District 15 to start the school year, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status