Foster Recognizes Joliet’s Union School District 81 On House Floor
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) recognized Union School District 81, located in Joliet, Illinois, on the House floor.
Video is available here.
Text of Foster’s remarks is below:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Union School District 81 – a single school district in Joliet, Illinois – for winning an Award of Merit from the Illinois State Board of Education for outstanding improvement and effort.
This district has undergone a transformation that would have seemed impossible two years ago.
Since then, in addition to a renewed focus on academics, the school has built its first playground, provided computers for all students in third through eighth grade, and added eighteen days of school for students -- all while improving its financial rating.
The teachers, administrators, staff, parents and students of Union School District 81 deserve this commendation for their hard work and for their dedication.
I would also like to recognize the efforts of Superintendent Tim Baldermann for his dedication to providing a top-quality education for all of his students.
I congratulate them on their important achievement.
Thank you and I yield back.