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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

School Report Card data doesn’t tell full story

More data is gradually being added to the Illinois State Report Card, but local school officials are saying there is more to the story...

Teachers file COVID lawsuit

Waterloo has just been named in another lawsuit regarding COVID-related school mandates, but this time school staff are the plaintiffs.  Thomas DeVore, an attorney who...

Columbia School Board talks taxes and more

This month’s Columbia School Board meeting prompted a handful of discussion topics, with potential district growth and Illinois Association of School Board resolutions taking...

ICS girls introduced to engineering

Engineering has long been a male-dominated profession, and the most recent census data shows females comprised only 27 percent of those in STEM careers...

More than just a job fair at WHS

After the final bell of the day rang Monday, Waterloo High School’s cafeteria was full of students and businesses, each set up at their...

COVID balancing act for health department, schools

As state orders stress the importance of in-person education while also imposing many COVID restrictions, schools and local health departments are navigating how to...

Waterloo schools ‘sock it’ to cancer

This year, Rogers Elementary, Gardner Elementary and Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School raised the most money they ever have through the Kellsie’s Hope...

Mixed bag for Waterloo School Board

Masks, vaccines and taxes were topics at Monday night’s Waterloo School Board meeting, with the board, building administrators and public gathering in the Gardner...

Waterloo Diversity Club creates a safe space

With colorful flags and attire, the Waterloo High Diversity Club walked in the school’s Homecoming parade for the first time since its 2016 inception,...

Hearing on mandate lawsuit vacated

With multiple pending court matters being introduced late last week, parents of students in Waterloo, Columbia, Valmeyer and Red Bud, along with over 140...

SWIC defies enrollment trends

With enrollment plummeting among many sectors of higher education, Southwestern Illinois College is actually seeing a positive trend.  According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research...

Clean audit for Columbia schools

It was business as usual for the Columbia School Board during this month’s meeting on Thursday.  As Columbia Superintendent Chris Grode explained, the district underwent...
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