Wheaton/Warrenville CUSD200 Long Term Debt & Other Obligations

A friend sent me the following, based on information in the Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021) CUSD 200 Audit / Annual Financial Report / AFR.

This is the second attachment (Community Unit School District 200 AUD FS FINAL 06-30-21.pdf) in Action Item 1 (Acceptance of the 2020-2021 Audit) on the August 8, 2021 CUSD 200 regular board meeting agenda. 

From the pdf (at the bottom of this post) , he pulled out the following summary information:

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CUSD 200 Superintendent Contract to be Approved Wed.

The next CUSD200 Board meeting is Wed., 12/8/2021 at 7:00 PM at Hubble Middle School (3S600 Herrick Road, Warrenville, IL).

On the agenda, under “Action Items” there is a new (very generous) superintendent’s contract.  “4. Approval of Performance Based Superintendent’s Contract.”  It is a 5-YEAR contract (the next board will have NO-say in who they hire). It starts July 1, 2022 (what is the rush – parents & taxpayers should have a chance to express their opinions first).

It starts with $269,620.80 and goes up each year based on CPI (inflation).

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Election Process – Chain-of-Custody

The goal for all Election Authorities should be “Easy to vote, but hard to cheat.”  How do the proposed new equipment and the Election Authority’s processes achieve this goal? This blog covers what we’ve recently learned about the “process.”

I Recently, I submitted a FOIA (freedom of information Act) requesting a copy of their Documented process for Provisional ballots. A friend had submitted a FOIA about vote-by-mail processing.  What we found out is that the DuPage Election Division has

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Public comments needed – $10 million Election Equipment.

This Tuesday, Sep. 14, 2021, 10 am,  the DuPage County Board has on their agenda the approval of $10 million to buy new vote counting equipment.  Have the county board members had a chance to properly review the proposal? Are they aware that the equipment that they plan to buy does not meet the certification required of the RFP?  See: Op-ed: There are ‘concerns’ with DuPage County’s planned voting system purchase  $10,000,000 will be devastating if the machines cannot be certified. 

We know the reason given for needing new machines is that the existing ones are “old” and no longer supported.  But, I wonder why they could not be used for the primary (which has been moved from March to June). if new, certified equipment cannot be found, would it be possible to hire enough people to hand count the low-turn-out primary ballots?

You can submit public comments in person by attending the meeting or electronically by going to https://dupageco.org/ and clicking on “Meeting Public Comment Form” in the left column.

This item is on the agenda under “9. Finance B… B.            FI-P-0347-21 : Recommendation for the approval of a contract to Hart InterCivic, for the purchase of a voting equipment system and services license maintenance, for the DuPage County Clerk – Election Division, for the period September 14, 2021 through November 30, 2031, for a contract total amount of $10,641,635.98, per RFP #21-052-CC.”

The goal for all Election Authorities should be “Easy to vote, but hard to cheat.”  How does the equipment and their processes achieve this goal?

As I find out more, I will post more – watch this site.

CRT Emails

My original FOIA (sent Fri, Jul 23)

Please send copies of any emails sent to/from administrators including, but not limited to

  • Erica Loiacono
  • Dr. Jeff Schuler
  • Limaris Pueyo
  • Chris Silagi

That include any of the following words/phrase/people

  • Equity
  • “Proactive Practices Work Plan”
  • “Critical Race Theory”
  • CRT
  • “Black Lives Matter”
  • BLM
  • Dr. Tyrone Howard
  • Regina Brent
  • Mary Yeboah
  • Anjail Bharadwa
  • Julia Oltmanns

From May1, 2020 to Sept 1, 2020

(I picked these dates, because May 25, 2020 was the day George Floyd died and August 6, 2020 was the first DEI task force zoom call.)  

District Response on Jul 30 from Dr. Kyle

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion task force

From Friend’s FIOA: The people who are on the CUSD 200 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion task force.

Most of them are district employees. All seem to be “true believers” in EQUITY – meaning “Equal Outcomes.” Two of the “community members” do NOT live in our district. Why were they included? Why is there no diversity of opinion?

 What we found out about those who are “community members”:

Anjail Bharadwa: Wheaton resident, School Board Candidate in 2021

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