Lake Forest High School Alum Graham Sauser writes in the Reader Forum: Regardless of your views or opinions on the teacher strike one must applaud the efforts made by the administration to provide LFHS students with a safe and positive environment for the past two days. Many students and parents have complained about the curriculum lacking a strong educational value, but look at the alternatives.
Donald Russ writes a letter to LFHS teachers in the Reader Forum: “The purpose of a strike is to cause injury. There is nothing friendly about it. Your contract expired in June but it would not be disruptive to strike in the summer so you dragged your feet until school started. It may be legal but it is also cruel.”
Lake Forest HIgh School English teacher John Wanninger shares his thoughts on the strike: ‘This is about so much more than money.’
There will be an informational session held Saturday, September 15th at 10:30AM at the LB beach North Shelter for the purposes of introducing a new report generated by the Sunrise Park and Beach Citizen Advisory Committee. The Committee seeks public input regarding their plan and the Board of Directors of Lake Bluff Open Lands Association believes that it is important for the public to be aware of the contents of the plan in advance of the meeting.
Concerned Lake Bluff Taxpayers writes in the Reader Forum: “It became first publicly known to visitors at the Aug.14 Lake Bluff School District 65 meeting that $12.5 million has been accumulated in cash reserves over the past six years. These funds were the result of a systematic tax levy of surpluses (i.e. excess of tax and other revenues over operating expenses) averaging $2 million per year.
Times are tough financially, and this is a good time for the Lake Forest High School Board of Education to revamp the expensive book-buying process, writes James Callahan in the GazeboNews Reader Forum.
David Barkhausen asks residents of the community to join the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club’s Clean Communities Coalition: “Rather than simply cursing the source of the litter, we need to develop an intolerance for its presence, rather than passing by it. The public works crews in our towns don’t have the manpower to patrol for litter. This is our responsibility as residents.”
Aimee Messner of Lake Forest writes in the Reader Forum: “I was very disappointed to read about the GOP mishandling of the recent appointment of a candidate to fill the vacancy for the Illinois State Representative, District 58th position. I have read what has been written about the appointment/selection process to replace Lauren Turelli and have come to realize that a) all politics is local and b) some things in the local Republican party will never change as long as there are those in our party who would rather ‘go along to get along’ instead of standing up for principle. Can anyone say ‘Blago?'”
Heather Wojda took her son and their dog to Sunrise Beach in Lake Bluff and learned that humans are no longer allowed to swim at the dog beach.