Naperville Now 03-20-18

Primary Election Day

Today is Election Day, and there are a lot of races here in Naperville and some with Napervillians on the ballot at the state level. Some positions up for vote include the 6th, 11th and 14th Congressional districts, the 49th district for the Illinois House of Representatives and DuPage and Will County boards. Polls close tonight at 7. Be sure to check in with us on social media as we bring you the results.

District 204 Facilities Update

At last night’s District 204 meeting, the board received an update about its facilities. The district has been advised that to keep its buildings in the best shape possible, it should be spending approximately $8.5 million on building improvements every year. But budget constraints mean they haven’t hit that number once over the last 10 years. Board member Justin Karubas suggested adjusting the budget to meet that number, even if it means taking away funding elsewhere. The budget is the subject of tonight’s Engage 204 session where attendees can give feedback about how they’d like to see the district prioritize spending.

District 203 Teachers Receive National Board Certification

Also last night at District 203’s board meeting, 13 teachers received 2017 National Board Certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The award is one of the most prestigious credentials a teacher can earn. These teachers join 82,000 others around the country who have achieved this mark of excellence.

High School Softball

After several weather related cancellations last week, girls softball got under way yesterday afternoon with defending DVC champion Metea Valley hosting Joliet West. The Tigers jumped out to a 6-1 lead after four innings behind a balanced offense. Metea was able to chip away at the lead, scoring two in the bottom of the fifth to get within striking distance. But Joliet West was able to add one more run and close the game out for a 7-3 road victory.

High School Soccer

Later in the night, Waubonsie Valley girls soccer hosted Batavia with both teams battling against the wind. Warriors goalie Sarah Young was able to make some big stops in the first half to keep the game scoreless at the break. With 12 minutes to go in the game, Tara Todd slipped her shot past the Bulldogs goalie to put Waubonsie up 1-0. But in the final minutes, the Warriors can’t clear out the free kick as Gracey DiBiase scores the tying goal for Batavia. The game ends knotted up at 1.

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