Naperville Now 07-18-17

July 18, 2017
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203’s New Board Member

District 203 has named a new board member. At their meeting last night, the board unanimously approved Janet Yang Rohr as their seventh member, taking the place of Mike Jaensch who moved out of state for work. Rohr was selected out of over two dozen candidates and will finish out the remainder of Jaensch’s term, which will go until 2019.

District 204 Finances

At last night’s District 204 meeting, the board discussed the implications of Illinois’ new state budget, which has yet to fully address school funding. A current funding plan being pushed at the state level would tie all school spending to an evidence-based funding model. This potential change in the funding formula means that District 204 leadership no longer expects to see the over $10 million in missed categorical payments from the state.

Avenida’s Website

In yesterday’s Naperville Now when discussing the Avenida development we omitted Avenida’s side of the argument. In an effort to be transparent and disseminate information, the proposed 146-unit senior housing complex has their own website, Individuals can check out the website, or attend tomorrow evening’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, where Avenida will be discussed, to learn more or make a comment.

NCHS Water Polo Stars

A pair of Naperville Central water polo stars received some of the top honors in the nation last week. Central girls co-captain, Emily Westlove was named a third team All-American by Speedo and the NISCA. Westlove also earned a first team All-State selection this year, as the senior helped lead the Redhawks to their second consecutive State runner up finish. On the boys side, it was sophomore Kent Emden who picked up the All-American distinction, landing on the fifth team. The goalie continued his standout career, guiding the Redhawks to a third place finish at State.