Job Hunting a Bit Easier for Teachers
Byline: Jennifer Patterson and Max Seigle
Community Unit District 300 and other Kane County school districts now have a new resource for hiring teachers.
The Kane County Human Resources Consortium has launched a new effort to make the resumes of education professionals available via the Internet to all of the school systems while also giving hopefuls a chance to peruse all of the openings at once.
The Web site, located at www.teachinkane.org, debuted during a special demonstration last week.
There already are some job postings on the site, though none for District 300.
As part of a plan to cut some $8.8 million from the budget, officials have resolved not to hire any additional teachers for the 2003-2004 school year.
They also will not replace retiring teachers, but depending on the areas of need, some jobs could potentially be available.
Log on and check it out.
Bring those books: There still is a little time left to donate gently used and new books for Volunteers for Students Foundation.
The Westfield Community School Parent-Teacher Organization is collecting the volumes for the Algonquin-based charitable group through Friday.
Just bring books for pre-kindergarten through middle-school age children to bins located near the school offices.
Volunteers for Students will distribute the donated books to District 300 schools that are in need.
Teachers can give them to students who don't have books of their own, or the books can be used to build a classroom library.
Good will: Students at Chesak Elementary School in Huntley collected nearly 1,000 food items during a food drive held during the past holiday season.
The food drive was in conjunction with good will activities going on with the village of Lake in the Hills' 50th Anniversary Committee. …