Mailbox breakdown at a pet shelter
In a Facebook post yesterday, ADOPT Pet Shelter management said its mailbox was broken into over the weekend and donations to the shelter may have been stolen in the incident. The shelter had recently held fundraising events to raise money for a $ 130,000 renovation of its outdoor kennel. Some donations may have been in the stolen mail consignment. The shelter says it has video footage of the theft and hopes to find those responsible. Anyone who has sent a recent donation to the shelter by mail is asked to contact ADOPT to ensure it has been received.
D203 Board of Directors approves NESPA contract
The Naperville School District 203 school board has approved a new three-year contract with the Naperville Education Support Professionals Association (NESPA). Those whose employment began before the start of the 2021-2022 school year will receive an increase of $ 1 per hour for each contract year. All NESPA members will receive a one-time bonus of $ 1,000, five additional sick days this school year, and retroactive pay. The agreement, which was previously ratified by NESPA, goes into effect immediately and runs until June 30, 2024.
Strategic plan D204
Indian Prairie School District 204 is partnering with education planner Battelle For Kids to develop a five-year strategic plan. Development of the plan will begin in January and will include four meetings with a committee of 150 to 170 district stakeholders, including students. It will focus on equity and inclusion of diverse perspectives, and adaptability to deal with any unexpected changes over the next five years, among other topics. The board expects to see a plan proposal in May.
D204 Public comment
14 community members spoke at last night’s 204 District Administrative Council meeting, most of the comments relating to the district boundary adjustment process. People raised concerns, including issues of student socio-emotional health and district equity resulting from the concepts of boundaries. Others have expressed an expectation for Wednesday’s Limits Committee meeting, where the community expects to see concept adjustments based on public comments from the Limits Forum in November.
There is still time to buy toys for children in need for the Toys for Tots program. You can drop off new, unwrapped toys at various locations in the Naperville Park District. These locations include the Park District Administration Building, Central Maintenance Facility, Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, Fort Hill Activity Center, and 95e Center of the street. The program runs until December 11.
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