New Lenox village board members remind residents to be alert while driving with school starting back up

Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 and New Lenox School District 12 are heading back to in-person learning on Jan. 19. New Lenox Village Board members offered a reminder to residents to be careful while driving.

D210 is entering back into its hybrid learning model, but most of D122 will be in-person.

“The kids will be back out on the streets and with bad weather, just be careful,” Mayor Tim Baldermann said. “It’s been real quiet roads for quite some time now, but it’s going to pick up again once school starts. There will be a lot more traffic out there with kids.”

D122 also announced in a letter from Superintendent Lori Motsch that every student will receive a free hot lunch every day for the rest of the school year. This was something discussed at last month’s board meeting.

Families had to submit their orders by Tuesday.

With in-person learning returning, families at D122 are still required to fill out their self-certification daily. Families should have received an email this week that allows them to self-certify and the district suggests that families get in a routine of filling it out this week during remote learning.

For more information about both school districts, visit their websites.

Sean Hastings

Sean is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet covering the Village of New Lenox. He covers the local school districts, village board, and other community news and feature stories. He joined the staff in September 2020.