Yes, I am supporting Harold Lonks for Wheaton-Warrenville, CUSD 200 School Board. He has been attending school board meetings for years. He asks questions and has brought a variety of issues to the board’s attention. He has helped groups understand how to successfully negotiate with the district when issues arose. He is a very caring and helpful individual who listens well and will keep us informed.
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His Walk Card:
For part 1, see d200-citizens-advisory-council-cac
I put in a FOIA for CAC meeting minutes since the last batch we had received. The CAC met on
- April 18, 2018
- September 19, 2018
- October 17, 2018
- December 19, 2018
- January 23, 2019
Continue reading “D200 Citizen’s Advisory Council (CAC) part 2”
Mrs. Vitone spoke at the March 13, 2019 board meeting (starting at 19:35)
“… I recently submitted a FOIA requesting the budget of the PR department plus all its receipts, and I got to tell ya, that FOIA got my blood boiling…”
Continue reading “D200 PR spending”
Wheaton’s state Rep, Amy Grant has submitted a bill, HB2145 and Palatine Rep. Thomas Morrison has submitted a bill, HB2738 (virtually the same), to close the “loophole” that district 200 tried to use to avoid the referendum for a new Jefferson pre-school building. Other districts have already done this, and we fear it may be catching on like wildfire. If school boards can build new facilities without referendum by signing a lease-to-own agreement, then issue debt service extension base (DSEB) Bonds, without a referendum to shore up their general revenues (raising future taxes to pay then back), we are in real trouble. Using the magic word “Lease should not void the clear intent of the original law that requires a referendum for new construction.
I submitted written comments (similar to this post) with my witness slip in support of HB2145.
Continue reading “IL Legislation to close “Lease” to avoid referendum loophole”
Lisle, school district 202 taxpayers will have a question on the April 2, 2019 ballot to lower property taxes. The question that will appear is:
Shall the amount extended for educational purposes by the Lisle Community Unit School District 202 be reduced from $19,062,127.15 to $17,155,915.00 for the 2018 levy year, but in no event lower than the amount required to maintain an adequacy target of 110%?
The following are screen shots (and a link) from Lisle Watchdog’s twitter page, taken on 2/28/2019.
Continue reading “Shall Lisle D202 Reduce the Excess Tax Levy?”
This Referendum to Nowhere is UNFAIR because it does not address the fundamental and systemic issues faced by District 86. The referendum does nothing to correct the student population imbalance between the Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South. It does nothing to correct the curriculum inequity between Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South. And finally, and more egregiously the referendum does nothing to address segregation within the District.
Continue reading “REFERENDUM TO NOWHERE – Part 8 – Unfair, Wasteful and Unaffordable – $140,000,000.00 Referendum 3.1”
Take a look at property tax bills over the years. If you live in Wheaton-Warrenville CUSD 200 you’ll notice the largest and fastest growing portion is for the school District Continue reading “High Property Taxes due to District 200 Bond Debt”