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Foster Recognizes Joliet’s Union School District 81 On House Floor

Nov 21, 2014
Press Release

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.