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Naperville Now 10-16-18

D203 Oppose Resolution

The District 203 board unanimously voted to oppose a resolution that would support arming faculty and staff in schools. Dozens of of community members came out in opposition of the resolution, which had been proposed by down state districts to the Illinois Association of School Board’s 2018 Resolutions Committee for consideration. Among them were representatives from the Naperville Unit Education Association, Moms Demand Action, and two eighth grade students in the district. The board commended the community’s involvement and voicing their concerns. Those comments will be incorporated in a statement district staff is currently writing up for why they oppose the resolution, to be presented at the IASB delegate assembly in November, where IASB will decide whether to approve or deny the resolution.


Greene Farm Barn

The Greene Farm Barn is now that much closer to getting developed. This morning, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County President, Joe Cantore announced that Commissioner Tim Whelan is in support of putting an action item on an upcoming meeting agenda focused on the barn. Now that the project has support from the necessary amount of two commissioners, Whelan and Mary Lou Wehrli, Cantore said he will establish an ad hock committee for the Greene Barn. Cantore and the forest preserve commission will define the scope of this committee, and recommend members to sit on the committee, to be approved of at an upcoming November meeting.


Girls Tennis

Best of luck to our local girls tennis players competing in the 2A state meet beginning this Thursday. Alex Savu of Neuqua Valley, Meera Baid of Metea Valley and Daniella Nenadovich of Benet Academy all qualified in singles. Hannah Beck and Audrey Provibe from Neuqua Valley, Taylor Goldman and Abby Woods of Metea Valley and Elaine Liu and Katie Liu from Naperville Central all qualified for state in doubles. Naperville North’s Irene Zheng and Khavya Rachapalli won the doubles sectional and qualified for state as well. Neuqua Valley and Naperville North tied for first in the sectional, but the Wildcats took home the plaque because they qualified more players for state.


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