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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - June 18, 2015, Arlington Heights, IllinoisBy Megan Jones hoping to reduce student absences and prevent chronic truancy before it starts bar ringtone area unit District 220 is adding Ane computer pro Gram to track attendance and Contact parents of children who miss school frequently. School Board members voted 4-1monday to Purchase attention2attendance, to keep tabs on attendance and automatically Call email or Send a letter to parents when children Are absent. It can do All three or just one or two superintendent Brian Harris said. This allows principals some Lati tude on How they will do it and they will follow up with a conversation so its becom ing a program with protocols involved. Officials said Barrington 220 is the first school District in Illi Nois to use the software which will Cost $3,500 per school. The District has 11 schools and an Early learning Center. According to 2013-2014 attendance data More than 30 percent of District 220 Stu dents missed More than 10 Days of school during that school year. There is enough concern to consider going Down this path said school Board vice president Penn Kazmier. While officials at the districts two Middle schools and Barrington High school speak with students who have three or More unexcused absences under state Law Kazmier said the tracking software will help them Deal with absences before it reaches that Point. Its hard to follow upon the ones who Arentt quite there yet that might need an intervention before it gets to the Point of truancy she said. Board member Angela Wil Cox cast the Only vote against the software Purchase. $3,500 per school does not sound excessive but when you a Dup the first year thatus certainty the Cost of a teacher she said. Some of us As parents think its of to keep our Kinde Gartner at Home or go on an extended vacation when our work sends us out of town and to change that Cul Ture is difficult. If attendance data does not improve Kazmier said the District could opt out of the three year contract without a penalty. If effective and attendance increases by just 1 percent the District could receive $25,000 of additional state Aid said Cindy Jaskowiak assistant superintendent for educational programs and assessment. It would Start Early in elementary because the trends Start there and the attitudes begin there and consist communication would be Able to reinforce it Jaskowiak said. Dist. 220 takes at truancy by buying software by Christopher Placek supporters of a proposed apartment build ing in downtown Des Plaines say it would allow people with physical disabilities to live independently. But majority of the Cit yes aldermen and some neighbors argue theress not enough parking. Aldermen this week rejected plans for the five Story 40-unit building at 751 Graceland ave. Proposed by Over the Rainbow association an Evanston based nonprofit that Man Ages eight similar properties in Chicago and the suburbs. Five out of eight City Council members denied the organizations request for variances that would allow the project to proceed As pro posed. The group sought permission to have 35 parking spaces not the 80 required by City code and to build on a lot of 22,000 Square feet instead of 28,000 Square feet. In March the Council approved a zoning change from commercial to residential that allowed Over the Rainbow to submit its plans to the City. Officials with the association say the build ing need All the parking that City code recommends since Many of the people who would live there dont drive. But some aldermen wondered what would become of the building were its intended use to change. Any variances for parking would expire if a new owner came in. Ism concerned about the future and if this building changed hands or is sold or used for a different purpose were extremely Short on parking said 5th Ward Alderman Jim building to House disabled rejected aldermen wary of parking see reject on Page 4 c thursday june 18, 2015 big picture local focus $1.00 paddock publications 143rd year no. 247 Northwest suburbs Dai trippy audacious Gire Pix arts inside out is a Joyful Winner Back Page woman on the 10 it will happen in 2020 now to choose who it will be Page 10 airlines reject shrinking size limit for carry on business what you need to know for the big Parade m Ichi a n a e. De s Plai be s St. Congress pkwy. Roosevelt re. Lake so or e or. Co la m by s or. Monroe St. Washington blvd. Madison St. Chicago 90 94 source City of Chicago end rally scheduled after Parade at Soldier Field Art Institute United Center 41 Parade Start 10 . Thursday Blackhawk Parade and rally Road closures Start at 8 .the weather forecast for the City 5 am 65 7 am 67 8 am 69 9 am 71 10 am 74 11 am 76 noon 77 source acc weather Brian Arndt and Joe Regalado Are among the suburban residents a Hove quickly commemorated the Champion Blackhawk with tattoos. Page 9 Metra and the cat Are adding routes for the festivities but you should still expect delays. Page 8 the Stanley cup forever train bus options on sunday special Section to keep on the Hawks today in sports watch today for rally coverage Rozner Patrick Sharp May be done Here in Chicago but the pro sure did overcome a Tough year to Shine in the end. Dietz enjoy this while it lasts the players sure Are. But theress no Way pm Stan Bowman can keep this team together. By Madhu Krishnamurty those free tickets to the Black Hawks Celebration rally at Soldier Field Well some budding entrepreneurs were trying to Hawk them for As much As $1,500 on Ebay. Tickets were gone within minutes of being made available online at noon wednesday leaving Many fans empty handed. Some griped that the ticketmaster. Com site froze. Others quickly made offers on social Media to buy tickets. Many vented their frustrations. Ive been staring at the ticket master countdown for the past four hours said Josh Jenkins of Elgin. As soon As the timer ran out every thing loaded properly. I answered the Security questions and then waited route extended free rally tickets for $1,500? see rally on Page 8 the first time Jake mama Nus put on a Riding helmet As a 5-year-old, he screamed and screamed in protest. Getting Jake who has autism to approach a horse and get on its Back was quite a feat too. It was just like my heart was pounding so much i cant even think inside my brain the 19-year-old Lake bar ringtone resident said of his first experience with Hippo therapy a form of occupational therapy with horses. But everything changed As soon As Jake straddled the powerful animal. He was so entranced he calmed Down almost instantly recalls his Mother Stacie. That was the beginning of a deep passion for Jake who moved on to therapeutic rid ing an has since become such a skilled rider that he earned a spot on the . Equestrian finding peace Success with horses g i l b Ert r. Boucher i i / Jake Mcmanus 19, with his horse Harry. A Lake bar ringtone resident and student at Barrington High school Jake is the youngest member of the special olympics . Equestrian team that will compete at the world games next standouts Elena Ferrarin see standout on Page 6 weather rain on your Parade Hawks Are so done with lightning. 80. Index comics 5-4 editorials 1-12 help wanted 6-1 Horoscope 5-4 lottery 1-14 markets 3-2 movies 5-2 obituaries 3-3 puzzles 5-4 by Inland press association awarded first place in Community service Back of business

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