Siloam Springs, Arkansas

Representative Jeanne Ives was proud to present the West Chicago Community High School Theatre with an Illinois Property Resolution honoring them for being selected to represent the United States in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2016, the world’s biggest performing arts festival. Although CPS touted Synesi’s previous operate in other urban districts, the Illinois State Board of Education identified that Synesi failed at a fundamental level to show how it would truly support the schools enhance if they were awarded the cash, according to records obtained under the Freedom of Data Act. CPS leaders contracted with them anyway, coming out-of-pocket following becoming turned down for state grants.

This week State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) recognized two elementary schools in Wheaton-Warrenville’s Community Unit District 200 for their current designation as a National Blue Ribbon School” by the U.S. Department of Education. Prompted by a $763,000 contract buyout authorized by a former College of DuPage (COD) Board for outgoing College President Dr. Robert Breuder, State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) filed HB 3593 , which limits future buyout or severance agreements to no far more than one particular year of salary and rewards. The reforms now bar the state from shoveling Medicaid bills into future fiscal years.

Even although a newly-elected COD Board of Trustees voided the Breuder deal, Ives mentioned her bill will prevent other college boards from inking similarly excessive offers for underperforming administrators. Joining Ives at the bill signing in Chicago on Tuesday had been Chief Senate Sponsor Michael Connelly and new College of DuPage Board President Kathy Hamilton. In addition to HB 3593, Ives was also the Chief Sponsor of the unanimously-authorized HR 55, which directed the Illinois Auditor Common to conduct a thorough performance audit of all State moneys supplied to the College of DuPage for fiscal years 2007-2014.

In addition to Ives’ HB 3593 and HR 55, State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) also took aim at the College of DuPage this year by sponsoring HB 303, which adds transparency to publicly-funded severance agreements by generating them topic to the Freedom of Info Act (FOIA). On Wednesday, House Republicans blocked an try by the Democrat majority to override Governor Rauner’s veto of SB 1229 The bill would have changed the way that the State of Illinois negotiates with labor unions in situations of alleged negotiation impasses.

The measure would have instituted interest arbitration” as the preferred strategy, for four years, for the State of Illinois to negotiate with most of its organized workers. The Democrats’ proposal would take away negotiating authority from the duly elected Governor and put state labor contracts in the hands of an arbitrator, not elected or accountable to taxpayers, who would not be allowed to compromise or come up with a affordable remedy.