John Marozsan of Lake Bluff recently received an anonmymous letter filled with anger and hatred, which inspired him to put out a call for civility and transparency in public debate.
Concerned Lake Bluff Taxpayers reminds people that Lake Bluff School District 65 is hosting a “Town Hall” forum on Oct. 23 at Village Hall, 7:30 PM, following the regular board meeting.
Lake Bluff Schools Superintendent Dr. Jean Sophie writes in the Reader Forum: There is a great deal of information circulating in the community regarding the Lake Bluff District 65 2012-2013 budget that will be voted on at the Sept. 25 Board meeting, some of which is incorrect.
Concerned Lake Bluff Taxpayers writes in the Reader Forum: The Lake Bluff School District board has made available the details of its proposed budget for 2013. It increases the current level of total cash reserves from $14.7 million by another $1million, and adds $1 million, 9.1%, to last year’s Education Fund budgeted expenditures.
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.