Poll: What Should District 67 Do Now?

Both referendums failed, but the district still has aging facilities and educational and other needs. Give your opinion on what steps the district should take next.

Many District 67 parents and administrators worked for months to craft and promote the two ballot questions put to voters in Tuesday's election.

, however, leaving the district to make cuts. Before the referendum, it outlined on its website which cuts it would make if one or the other, or both, referendum(s) were to fail.


The district is holding a meeting Friday night at 6 p.m. The agenda does not specify whether the board will listen to public comments; Patch will update if this information can be obtained.

In terms of the big picture, what direction do you think the district should move in? Vote in the poll below. The poll is not scientific, but please vote only once.

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Concerned March 26, 2012 at 06:30 PM
I will will not support any referendum until I see the results of negotiations with the unions. My fear is anything that infuses more cash into the system, be it allocated for capital improvements or not, will embolden the union to ask for more money and benefits, short changing the real needs of the district. Keep in mind, if the state of Illinois has it's way (and it appears they will), the bloated salaries and benefits the board gave away in the past, will soon come back and haunt us in much higher taxes when the pension costs are sent back to the districts. Time to run this district like a private business that benefits the students and not the unions!
Franz March 29, 2012 at 03:51 AM
Gina, where did you get your information?
Nikki Crisan April 16, 2012 at 05:14 PM
The fact of the matter is kindergarten cut to 2 1/2 hours a day less then what my daughter goes to preschool now. Cutting math, music etc. Kids drinking brown water and wearing jackets in classroom. If something does not happen property values will go down and neighborhoods will be unsafe that is a fact. Good schools mean good neighborhoods!!
youngfamily May 02, 2012 at 03:42 AM
The school board made mistakes in the past, but there is a new school board now and they are trying to correct the mistakes of the past. However, the funds are just not there. We can not operate decent schools on a budget that has stayed the same for 46 years. If you want to make sure they spend the money properly, go the meetings, be part of the board, but don't just say they are stuffing their hands in your pockets, That simply is not true. They cut every thing they could. And they have not asked for money from you in over 46 years! Public Education means just that. By the people and for the people. The children of Morton Grove deserve a decent education.
Concerned July 17, 2012 at 09:07 PM
The trouble is the cumulative growth rate of spending by the school districts. It is unsustainable like many things in this state. Look at Niles North SD 219 100% plus spending increase over 10 years. Look at your most recent tax bill! We are being asked to support too many administrators, too many lucrative teacher salaries and benefits that far exceed those of the tax payers within the districts. Now with the pension fiasco about to hit, we will be asked to pay even more. Regarding SD 67 no more money until after the union contracts are negotiated this winter! Long-term wholsale consolidation of districts state-wide is one solution that needs to be investigated.


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