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¦i. iMWJII.. ¦^^ HUNTLEY ^»J^i* VOLUME 16 — NUMBER i£ THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1975 — FWmE - MMttl — If No Aanrer 4S9-14S6 or 4fM9N 203 S. MAir; HUNTLY 60142 JLL, O^ 10 PAGBS IVING THK PEOPLE OF HUNTLEY SINCE 19M UortRCOPT suKSEnnviz Polirp Rennrf •••••••••••••••••••••••••^ HEA News X UXt«^C rVCpUKT ^. Novtmber 5. 1975 w« had not been notified that the "^^^-^^»- X^ISYYO Oct. 26, 1975, Two juveniles were turned over to police for their iii- volvemertt in shopUfting at a local store. Th(i parents of the juveitiles pledged they would disoipdine the boys themselves. Oot. 26. 1975. .\ local resident ¦reported tj Police that person's* unknown mid removed from his vo- hice an air cleaner, nothing else was tampered with. Oct. 29. 1975, Poiioe on patrol found a bicycHe which appeared lo have been left abandoned. Later, the owner was found and Oie bike returned. Oct. 31, 1975, Police were able to locate foi the McHenry County Sheriffs Poiioe a young man Who was reported runaway. The youth was turned o\-er to the SherifFs of- Ifce. Oct. .'1, 1975. Police were able to open up a consjpiraicy to sell drugs with in tlie Village. It was reported that there were you ths involiveU and one adult Police have made a disposition of the youths and will seek a warrant for the adult. Nov. I, 1975, Police on patrcJ found a small tractor that had been damaged i^y vaiidali. The owner was notified of the linddent.. No value was placed on Uie damage. Nov. I, 1975, Ptriioe were oaJled by the McHenry County SherifTs Dept. to assist in a call on Briar llill Rd. It was repoited that a man wa-s targei praciticaig wkh a .22 cal. pistol artd had acctdetttally shot hiiiiselt in tbe leg. The Huntley Rescu? Si;id tran-r^rt-'d tiie m-in to the Hospital. School Calendar For 1975 -1976 NOVEMBER CALENDAR . Friday, Noc. 7 — Schoc^ dismisiUl - 12:00 pm.; Parent-Teacher Confer- enlces 12:30 - 5:00 pm.; Junior Hi^ Basketball at St. Pati-ick 7:00 p.m. Monday, Nov.' 10 — Board Meet¬ ing 7:30 p.m.; GATB Test - All Sophomoivs; lunioi- High Basketball at St. Joseph 6:30 pm. Tuesday, Nov. 11 — Veteran's Day - No Sohool. Thursday, Nov 13 — Senior Grad¬ uation Announcements ordered $5.00 deposR reeded; Volleyball - at Sy¬ oamore 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. :-8 — Volleyball at Central 6:30 p.m.; Juntor High BaskeibaU at Woodstock 6:30 p.m. Wed., Thurs., Fri., No\-. 19-31 — DVTE Evaluation of istrict. Thurs., Nov. 20 — Junior High Basketball at St. I.,aurenoe 6:30 p.m. Monday. Nov. 24 — GAA Daddy Date Night. Tuesday Nov. 25 — Junior High Basketball - St. Thomas 6:30 p.m. Thursday-FHday, Nov. 27-2« — Ihonksgiving Vacation. Friday. No\'. 28 — Basietbaai al Hlnckiley-Big Rock 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Noveniier U- is a kcal hofliday — Veteran's Day. Huntley Schotri will not be in sesakm on Vet^ erans Day. Novtmber 5, 1975 Special Board Meeting President Dan Ziller is calling special board meeting for Thursday, November 6, at 7:30 tn tbe board room. The purpose of the meeting in lo consider items ai>out the gym such as: hardware, bricks, and electrical service and to hold an executive session concerning collective bar^ gaining. (Editors Note: The above Notla; was receiii'd by the Editor of the Huntley Farmside Newspaper un Thursday, November 6, 1975. Bet¬ ween 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. oa Wed neadsy, November 5, 1975 we learn ed that the public would be permit ted to address the board on the matter of teachers negotiations At that time we contacted he secretary of the Board of Education, who in¬ formed iw that he had just been not¬ ified. Wo were suprlsed to see re¬ ferences in articles in the Wood¬ stock Daily Sentinel and Crystal Lake Herald dated November 5, 1975 which read, respectively, "Tlie board has scheduled an emergency meeting for Thursday' and ""Marks said the school board wouhl be meet ing in special session November 6 to discuss negotiations and'tbe gym." Wc had not been notified that the puhlic would be peimltted to speak at this meeting 21 hours in advance. .\ccordin); to the Open Meeting Act, tbis newiparier is to be notified 24 hours in advanc« of "Special Meet ings." We have requested to be noti tied of ali meetings. Neither of the papers mentioned before is the legal newspaper for Huntley or Distrirt 158. The Huntley Farmsido is the, on'\ legal nt'nspaper I'o.- thls district We were suprised that the "hu»ry-up jiffy quick" public mecthig was called considering that the public was not properly inform¬ ed. One might think that somebody was tryin;; to make a public meeting for a hand picked few. It is interest¬ ing to note, that the teachers, who also apparently did not know of this "Short Notice" meeting, have parent tearfier conferences the nigbt of November 6. Mr. Leavitt ask that citizens of the district come to tbe Mondyy iiiuht regular meeting of the board, if they did not know of the "Special Meeting" Thursday or if tbe contracts have not been set¬ tled This newspaper bas tried to be fair to both sides in this matter. We expect c\ eryone else to conduct themselves in a like manner.) Lions Club On behalf of the HuriUey Lions Clidj. Pi'esident Delwin Boihart wishes to Ihank all those who par¬ ticipated in the Pancake Brealifast Lions Tom Swanson and Lion Wal¬ ter BurmeJster, Oo-Chaiimen of the event thank those workers who gave their time and talent. Also to those who donated to W' every sujceess- ful event. Approximately 850 per¬ sons went home "fuU." A chedc for the Rescue Squad \vill be given in the veiy neai- future. President Borhart reminds the public that the Bi-Centennsai Queois Bail is Satiirdiav. Nov. 8 with all oro- oeeds going to the Bi-Centennial Commijttee. T his will be at the Ameiioan Legion Home starting at 9 p.m. The next reguhur meeting of the Huntley Lions Club wiU be Nov. 11 with The Huntley Lions Club hostr ing the Algonquin Lions Club. A fun nite -s a.ssured by the program ccrrmiittei^ consisting of Lions How¬ ard and Ohudc Ruth, ably assisted by lion Corin King Eddie Meagher. Gag gifts are being assembled by Lion Dennis Rudsinslci, Lions Al Allen and Harry Purdom. Those wishing to donate, are asked to con¬ tact these peopile. The entire Staflf and I want to sincerely thank the peojde of Hunt¬ ley for their continued support on the is.suo of teachers salaries. On November 3, we presented our last offer to the Bourd. We are ask- Ir.S for: (1) an Income Protection Plan, (2) an increment, and ni a 7% increase of the 1974- 1975 su-ary schedule for the ai- tire 18 member staff. Tbe Boarl and Supierintenidarit have never stated that they do not have the money to meet our last Baftary ocer. We rojtcted the Boards proposal. It does not represent fairly all the needs of the entire 48 menAer fticul- ty at Huntley. For example, the Board i.s asking the 8 new teachers lo work under the old 1974-1975 sal ary schedule. This is unaiooeptable. The new teachers were pramiisod mere than the 1974-1975 salary sch- cdule when they were hired by the present school administration. Members of the commiuintty sat in on tho teachers' meeting of Nov- emb<vr .?. They hoard all the dis- oussio nand votes over \ii<: issues. Mrs. Betty Zirk presented a petit¬ ion of 165 townspeople to Mr. Ruth chairman of the Board's ne^cttation team, supportinig the teachers of Huntley ?.nd their salary proposal that night. Onoe iigain, the staff wTn's lo puhficly thang the pre- ici! ter, <A the petition and the peo¬ ple who sitrned it fer their support. On NovcrAier 4, the teaabers de- cidixl to strike on November 12 ii the salary dispute is not setteled at next Monday's Board meeting. The public asked us to ¦wait until after .Monc'ay, Nov. 10, so they could present additional i>etitions and their views to the total Board that niglit. The teachers, as aiiways, have re¬ spected the members of this oom- nnmity. That is why the date of Nov. 12 was chosen by the entire staff. We urge the entire oommunity of Huntley to attend Monday's Boanl meeting ait. 7:30 in the M^ Khod to make their views known to the total Board. Tbe teadhers see tMs meeting as our last attempt to reach a settlement to evaid a strike — something neither we, our students tr the people of Huntley want to see. Sinoesely, Steve Leavitt Head Negotiator for the Teachers of Dasttriot 158 . Ikkets are still avaiMde from the Lion's Oub for the "Que«D'< BeU" on Nov 8tb. Dutiog the ball (he Queen wiH be crowned and wil NOTICE .. Free Baby Sittiag will he provided in the Sodal Hall of Trlntty Lttth- eran Church for those wtaUng to attend the School Board Meeting fnm 7:00 P.M. next Monday. reign over ail Husibey Btoeoteunial and Anniversaily evesAs fior the oext year. Be sure to attend this very spedai event Board Of Education At the l^t negotiation meeitiag the HEA made their last offer as income pixitection, horizontad and vertical iiKrement axtA 7% increase (or all touchers on their new salary sep. Tlie HEA also requested all back pay lo be paid in a lump sum. The b.oard's negdtiatir« team made a two year offer, "nie first year to inohrie income prtiteetton. horizontal and vertical incmnenit ¦and 5% inorease for <A1 returning 'teachers on the 74-75 satery sched¬ ule. The second year offer was In¬ come proteotton and a flat 7% In¬ crease over the first year to all re¬ turning 'jQKuiiers. This offer was futther ammeaded by giving the HEA the optaoa of offering ihe 8 staiting teewhers a $100.00 raise or giving the 7 teia- ahens at '.he bottom of the pay seade an additional 1% increase as they necfflve no vertLoal increment. The boand's entire offer was in¬ jected by the HEA. The HBA re¬ fused to meet in mediatiaa which was scheduled for November 12. The Board negatjating team was then informed by the HEA Chat a strick vote would be teiken Tueeday, November 4tti. Ihe Board's offer amounted to an increaec of $43,588,00 the l«t year or a 8.37o cost increase to (he dis¬ trict whidi would be going to the teachers directly w in toe fiorm of fringe benefits. The second year is an inciviase cost of $42,000.00 or 7%. Letter to the Editor It is my opinion that our school .system is ver\' fortimate to liave a vory competent and qualitied eltafT. Unfortunately w^hily each and every one of us wants to give the beot possible edkioation to our students, wc must lie cognizcnt of the co«t of that education. To date negoti;itions befcween the teaohei-s association and tihe school board is srtymried on economic isstKs , As a result of these dlflTecences the teadhers have voted for a strike to oommenoe on Wedneedsy, Novem¬ ber 12. I am sure No one oo eittwr able oi i(his issue wands a strike, I can appreciate the poeitioa of tbe t««oh- ers Wanting more money. On the other band, the board's posMen is <that they :;hould have a raise; hon- ever within the taxpayers ecoaomic interests. The question which puzaels me are: How high shouSd the cost of education rise? If we settle this year will the same situatloai oocur next year and the next? Surely everyone wants the best edooatlen and the loiwest tax btll. I actively solicit all ooooemed diblaen's opinion on (hese matteis. Please let them be known. Thank You Charles W. Ruth Meeting Notice The Boosters meetins wfll be iMid Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the Iii«lan Home at 8:00 pan.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
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