History of Fox Lake Grade School District 114
The children of the Village of Fox Lake attended Gavin School District 37 when it was formed in 1844. When the Village of Fox Lake was incorporated in 1907, 52 residents of the Fox Lake area petitioned the Township School Trustees to detach the territory of the Village from Gavin School District 37. The request was granted and Fox Lake Grade School District 114 was established.
History of Lotus School District 10
Lotus School District 10 was established in 1853 and housed students in a building known as the Creek School. The district number was 10-J; the “J” designation was used for school districts that crossed county or township lines. No territory was added to District 10 until 1955, when 10 acres in Section 32 of McHenry County were detached from Spring Grove Grade School District 11 by the County Board of School Trustees.
The following seven candidates were elected and seated as District 10’s first Board of Education:
Carl Jelinek, Jr. – President
Harland Roettiger, Secretary
*Prepared by William L. Thompson, Former Lake County Superintendent of Schools and
District 114 Superintendent of Schools
February 8, 2016