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D86 Board Member Stifles Community’s Voice

Everyday in our classrooms w​e encourage citizenship and civil discourse​​ as a means of participating in the democratic process. We encourage our students to voice their opinions​ and to disagree respectfully, and we strive to model such behavior. Therefore,...

“this simple change”

From Roger Kempa’s letter on March 3, 2014, suggesting the District invest with IMET: That will leave an estimated $25,800,000 earning 0.3709%,or $95,692 versus $13,980 without the planned change. As comparative example on an annual basis, this simple change...

District 86 loses $1,200,000 from bad investment

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that District 86 has suffered a 1.2 million dollar investment loss. According to the Tribune: The loss hit some public bodies especially hard because they had deposited in IMET property tax receipts received in...

Manley demeans Buildings and Grounds

At the February 9th board meeting, Ms. Manley and the board majority moved forward with plans to restructure and eliminate positions for the D86 Buildings and Grounds crew. Manley and the majority may in fact outsource B&G staff, hiring...

Stranger Danger

The Skoda majority of Skoda, Corcoran, Manley and Cassini are considering replacing veteran Buildings and Grounds employees with outsiders from a company that claims to be able to provide these services at a slightly lower cost. Recently those outsiders have...