Tuesday, February 19, 2013
John Carbonaro, a former Naperville North High School coach and counselor, was formally sentenced to jail and probation on Tuesday.
A former Naperville North High School guidance counselor was formally sentenced Tuesday to 30 days of jail work release and 30 months of probation after pleading guilty last month to having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student, the Daily Herald reports. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. In exchange for pleading guilty to one count of criminal sexual abuse, John Carbonaro, 35, of the 3S600 block of Melcher Avenue in Warrenville, also must register as a sex offender for 10 years and serve 30 days in the DuPage County Sheriff's Work Alternative Program, according to the Daily Herald. Carbonaro began a relationship with the female Naperville North student in the summer of …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Board members failed to reach a consensus on whether or not to approve a 2013-14 draft calendar at last night's meeting.
Naperville School District 203 students, staff and parents will have to wait at least another month before they find out what the school calendar for 2013-14 will look like as board members continue to mull it over. Board members failed to reach a consensus on approving the 2013-14 calendar after a 3-3 vote took place at last night’s meeting, with board member Dave Weeks abstaining. Structuring a balanced calendar in terms of how many school days each semester has is one of the major concerns for some administrators. The current proposed calendar shows a second semester having ten additional school days, or two extra weeks, compared to the first semester. “Two weeks is just too much for me,” said board vice president Jackie Romberg. …
Monday, May 21, 2012
The local Bellevue community will meet the candidates in community forums Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Bellevue School District provided the following information. Links and notes provided by Bellevue Patch staff: The Bellevue School Board has announced the top three finalists for the position of superintendent and will interview the three candidates within the week. (See the schedule on Bellevue Patch.) The Board narrowed the applicant field to three finalists in an interview session on Saturday. The three finalists are: The candidates will each visit Bellevue, Wash. within the week to participate in a day long interview process which will include several community forums to meet the public. Each candidate will participate in a day-long interview process which will begin with a morning community forum. After the morning community …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Washington Junior High School principal Bob Ross named Assistant Superintendant for Secondary Education during Monday's board of education meeting.
Naperville School District 203 has named principal of Washington Junior High School Bob Ross as the new Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education. The position became available with the recent appointment of Dan Bridges to the position of interim superintendent for the district after Mark Mitrovich announced he is resigning as of June 30. Ross has served as principal at Washington Junior High since 2006 as well as serving as co-chair of the core team for the School-Family-Community Partnership. Prior to coming to the district, Ross was an elementary school principal and assistant elementary principal in Elmwood Park. He also taught social studies for seven years in Bloomingdale. Ross holds a master’s in educational administration …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Board of education announces proposed 2012-13 budget now available for next 30 days until public hearing on June 18.
Naperville residents are now able to review the proposed 2012-13 budget for Naperville School District 203 for the next 30 days before a public hearing is held on June 18. The board of education voted Monday night to approve the resolution allowing the proposed budget to be made available to the public. Starting today, the budget will be available for review online, at the Naperville Public Library branches and at the district’s administration offices. Dave Zager, the district’s chief finance officer, said the budget is balanced and compared to last year the operating budget has increased 4 percent to $233 million and the total budget is $240.9 million for 2012-13. Zager also noted the tax increase for residents during Monday night's …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
School board looks to strengthen security and increase accessibility with new video camera monitoring software at Naperville North and Naperville Central.
In an effort to continue creating a safe environment for students and staff, Naperville School District 203 officials will have access to school video surveillance at their fingertips – literally. If the budget is approved this July, District 203 will be spending a total of $180,000 to install LexRay mobile security software on security cameras at Naperville North High School. Cameras will also be installed at Naperville Central High School. LexRay is a security camera monitoring system, which allows users to access real time video footage with little delay through a secure account on their mobile device. Cameras could be remotely moved side-to-side or up and down simply by officials touching their iPad or iPhone screen; any place, …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
While parents ask District 203 to hold off on implementing recommended changes to school boundaries, the district is also considering all day kindergarten, which is tied to the recommended map.
Without establishing an all day kindergarten program at District 203 and with the upcoming implementation of state common core standards, the school day for kindergarten teachers and students would be insane, according to one of the district’s teachers. As the district has been exploring adjusting enrollment boundaries and relocating students to different schools, it is also discussing the implementation of an all day kindergarten. During the District 203 Board of Education meeting Tuesday night held in the auditorium at Naperville Central High School, the board heard a presentation outlining the benefits of an all-day kindergarten program. The discussion of all day kindergarten preceded the district’s Enrollment Capacity Study Commission’…
Friday, February 10, 2012
The former high school counselor is accused of sexually abusing a student.
The judge overseeing John Carbonaro's sex abuse case is looking over school district records to determine whether the documents are relevant to the case, as Carbonaro's defense has suggested. Carbonaro was charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse last year following allegations that he had a relationship with a student. Carbonaro's attorney subpoenaed records for two District 203 students, one of whom is said by prosecutors to have been sexually abused by the former Naperville North High School counselor. Prosecutors previously objected to the records being released on privacy grounds. The case returns to court on March 9, by which time Judge Blanche Fawell has said attorneys on both sides should file any pretrial motions.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Parents met Thursday to review the latest draft of the district's proposed boundaries.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Parents are still fuming against the proposed boundary changes for Naperville Unit District 203 schools, according to a report from TribLocal Naperville. Under the new draft, students in Green Trails would attend Ranch View Elementary. Read the full story.
Friday, January 27, 2012
District 203 is asking that any incorrectly mailed report cards be returned, according to a report from TribLocal.
Friday, January 27, 2012
More than 100 District 203 high school students' report cards were incorrectly mailed to emergency contacts, according to a report from TribLocal Naperville. Read the full story. This is the second report card-related glitch the school district has seen this semester.