DeKalb schools

DeKalb School District Superintendent Doug Moeller was placed on paid leave Wednesday.  

The move comes two days after DeKalb High School Principal Michele Albano sought an order of protection against him by a Kane County judge. 

Albano claims Moeller became upset after she refused to go out with him, and then called her  three times on the night of September 11.  She says at the time, he was drunk.  


  The DeKalb Classroom Teachers' Association reached a tentative contract agreement with DeKalb CUSD 428. 

The Daily Chronicle reports Superintendent Doug Moeller announced the breakthrough in a letter to parents Saturday.  The tentative nature of the agreement means neither group is disclosing details of the contract.  However, negotiation sticking points have included the length of the workday and teacher salaries.  

The DCTA plans to vote on the measure Wednesday.  If approved the school board will hold a similar vote Thursday.  


Illinois school districts might be forced to use a state exemption to help deal with all the snow days that are piling up.

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Another day of sweltering temperatures means another short school day for many students in northern Illinois. The National Weather Service predicts record-high temperatures for this time of year will be reached Tuesday, with thermometers topping out in the low- to mid-90s.

DeKalb School District

Starting March 4th, Illinois public school students will sharpen their number 2 pencils for this year’s round of standardized testing known as the ISATs. Meanwhile, school districts are warning parents that kids aren’t expected to score as highly as last year, under new higher standards.