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Breakfast and lunch

Summer food project exceeds school expectations

Cook County Schools ISD166 is serving an average of 80 kids daily through its breakfast/lunch summer food program. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Dr.

Great Expectations School

GES: expansion, high school and community cooperation

School’s out for the summer, but planning for the next school year and beyond continues.

Cook County Schools

Superintendent discusses art teacher dismissal

Through social media, controversy has developed over the non-renewal of the ISD 166 art teacher’s contract. WTIP's Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall about the issue.

Superintendent Crandall

ISD 166 to begin summer construction projects

As classes at ISD166 wind down, the school board is anticipating summer construction projects as a result of the bonding issue passed last fall.


GES plans ahead, and holds its plant sale

Classes at Great Expectations are nearly over, but the work of the school continues…and there’s also the annual plant sale.

Great Expectations School

Despite the weather, looks like spring at GES

Great Expectations is getting ready for its May plant sale and the board is planning for next year while there’s still six weeks left in this school year.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke w

Dr. Bill Crandall

ISD166 looks at block scheduling for longer class periods

Career and Tech education is a current important topic, so is scheduling longer class periods. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with ISD166 Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall.

GES Kids

GES looks at growth, collaboration and what's best for kids

The Great Expectations School board recently held a retreat and began to grapple with fundamental issues like size and missions in a growing educational environment.

Dr. Bill Crandall

School sells bonds and good rating nets them full amount

ISD166 has sold its bonds and infrastructure project bids are beginning to be let.  WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with Superintendent Dr. Bill Crandall.


GES starting to burst at the seams

Enrollment at Great Expectations School has just about reached its limit. WTIP’s Jay Andersen spoke with GES Administrator Peter James about options for the future expansion of the school.