District 4 (Crestwood)

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Paris District 95 votes to make you pay with NEW TAX –

July 12, 2016   ·   4 Comments

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Paris District 95 School Board, voted last night to place the question of a 1% sales tax referendum on the ballot ...

Edgar Co. Local Governments owe the State over $166,000 in overpaid PPRT –

Edgar County, IL. (ECWd) – The local governments in Edgar County owed the State of Illinois a total of $166,119.51 in overpayments the state made ...

Schools Prohibited from Requiring Student Passwords to Social Media –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Received this tip in an email blast on a recent change to the “Right to Privacy in the School Setting Act” ...

Shiloh School seeking county sales tax –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Study Session last Monday, August 31st, a county board member stated that Shiloh Schools were inquiring ...

School Boards in Edgar County violated the law….and you paid for it says Chicago Tribune…

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – “These abuses won’t stop until voters rise up angry again and again and again”. About now some are saying here he ...

Edgar Co. Sheriff not answering FOIA requests – hires secretary –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – Early in April we received word that the Sheriff had conducted interviews for the open secretarial position due to the ...

Crestwood CUSD #4 – Superintendent’s Salary –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – There has been a considerable amount of misinformation out there about the Crestwood School District #4 Superintendent’s contract. This should clear ...

Correcting the Myth of Mandatory 6% Pay Raises (Crestwood School)…

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – It was erroneously reported in the November 26, 2014 issue of a local paper that: “State law requires that retiring teachers ...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) – I think everyone is well aware of the financial turmoil our country is in, as well as our state.   It has ...

Paris Schools Consolidation Town Hall Meeting

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Paris District 95 videotaped the “Consolidation Town Hall” meeting that was held on September 12, 2013. We have linked to their ...

AG Finally Rules On Security Cam Video re: Crestwood School (2012) –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s office finally reaches a decision in the Freedom Of Information Act Request For Review, sent to them in September 2012, ...

Update: Crestwood School – re: FOIA Denial

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) – This is an update from this article published on Sep 21, 2012. I spoke with the attorney from the Illinois Attorney ...

UPDATE: New School Funding – PCHS

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Chapin Rose has just stated that the Capital Development Board bonds were to be sold this morning,  finalized on the 10th ...

Conflict of Interest – Capital Development Board (New High School funds) –

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) – While preparing several emails to send off today, I ran across the Illinois Procurement Code. This is the code the Capital ...

Conflicts-Intergovernmental Agreements-New High School

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) – As most of us are already aware, there is a new high school being built just north of Paris. With this ...

Possible School District Consolidation Information

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) – Possible School District Consolidation Following several inquiries into possible school consolidations, I had a meeting with the District 4 and District ...

YES ! On CERWD Trustees and Oct. Meeting…

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) – We couldn’t attend the October 15, 2012 Clark-Edgar Rural Water District meeting – we were working other issues at the time. ...

What Price is Too High of a Price To Pay?

PARIS, IL. – Having lived in several countries for extended periods of time; some friendly and some not so friendly, I still remember the saying ...

Joe Paterno: “I wish I had done more”

  Let’s talk about mandatory reporting……and a recently famous case of keeping it “in-house”. Here are some key points that people may not be aware ...