Persons wishing to serve on School Board may pick up petition packets

Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots wishes to announce that petitions for Members of the Board of Education in Summit Hill District 161 are available in the County Clerk's Office (due to new law which amended the statute to have the school board candidates file with the Election Authority instead of the school district). Information related to the number of open positions as well as their terms will be provided in the petition packets. Persons wishing to run for the Board of Education must reside within said School District. Filing dates for petitions are December 15, 2014 through December 22, 2014, and must be filed in the Will County Clerk's office at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL. Please visit for this and other election related information.

Parents may sign up in PowerSchool parent portal for emergency messages

It never seems soon enough to communicate our plan concerning inclement weather or a school building heating or power emergency. Parents have the ability to update contact information in their PowerSchool parent portal to select how they wish to receive emergency alerts (text, voice, or e- mail). We also post school closing information online at This online website also electronically sends the information to local radio stations (WGN 720 and WBBM 780) and to local television stations (Channels 2, 5, 7, 9 (WGN), 32 (FOX), and to CLTV) for reporting to the public.

District may exercise option to utilize Pulaski holiday as attendance day

In light of the experience of utilizing all five snow days this past winter, the District now has the option of utilizing Pulaski Day on March 2, 2015 as a school attendance day rather than a holiday should we have a similar experience in 2014-15. Should the District decide to exercise this option, parents will be informed in a timely manner.

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