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C-M 201-U Launches Strategic Planning Process

Crete-Monee School District 201-U is embarking on a strategic planning process to outline a path to sustainability and growth for the district in the coming years. The process will be driven by the Community Strategic Planning Workgroup, who will meet approximately four-to-five times during the next several months. Members will focus on identifying areas of…

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Letter to Ed.: Anderson

Dear Editor: I want to encourage friends and neighbors in district 4 of the Crete Monee Unified School District to cast their votes for Alex Gallegos for the 201U Board of Education on or before April 4. Alex’s commitment to family and community is evident in his dedicated, optimistic work ethic, his integrity, and intelligence.…

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Letter to Ed.: Deutsche

Dear Editor: It is my honor to recommend Jeanine Galbraith for re-election as the District 4 CM201-U School Board member. Jeanine has lived in Crete for 31 years with her husband, Bill, of 37 years. Mrs. Galbraith is retired from the Chicago Tribune after 40 years of service. Jeanine is an active member of the…

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Letter to Ed.: Patton

Dear Editor: I had the privilege of serving as the interim superintendent in Crete-Monee District 201U on two occasions for a year. On both occasions, Mrs. Jeanine Galbraith served on the board of education, and I had numerous to interact with her and witness her commitment to the district and the students it serves. She…

Crete-Monee School Board Candidate: William Sawallisch Jr.

Name: William Sawallisch Jr Home Address/years in the school district: 6924 Trisha Court, Monee / 22+ years in the School District Subdistrict you reside in: I am in Sub-District 1 Community Involvement: I have been the Monee Youth Baseball & Softball President, I was the Crete-Monee High School Athletic Booster President & Member for 8…

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Crete-Monee School Board Candidate: Jeanine Galbraith

I’m Jeanine Galbraith and I’m running for re-election as the District 4 CM201-U School Board member. I have lived in Crete for 31 years and have been married to my husband, Bill, for 37 years. I am retired from the Chicago Tribune after 40 years of service. I am a member of Crete Woman’s Club.…

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Crete-Monee School Board Candidate: Alejandro ‘Alex’ Gallegos

Name: Alejandro “Alex” Gallegos Home Address/years in the school district: Crete, Illinois; 3 years Subdistrict you reside in: 4 Community Involvement: I’m an involved community member who has attended park district board meetings, village board meetings, school board meetings, and more over the last couple of years to learn more about how our local government…


Crete-Monee Board of Ed Considers Safety Plan for Upcoming School Year

At its June 14 and June 21 meetings, the Crete-Monee Board of Education was presented with a proposed safety plan for the district’s high school and middle school buildings for the 2022-‘23 school year. Key components of the safety plan include a focus on developing relationships with students, partnering with law enforcement, and sharing information…

Supt. Kara Coglianese and members of the CM 201-U Board of Education share a smile with Crete-Monee High School staff, parents, and cadets from the Navy Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps. –Photo submitted.

201-U Honors Navy Jr. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps

Four years of hard work and dedication were on display this month at the Committee of the Whole Meeting, celebrating a significant milestone in the history of NJROTC at Crete-Monee High School. The nine program cadets reflected on their designation as “plank owners,” a term used to describe an individual who was an original crew…

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