Thursday, August 9, 2012
The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Friday, August 24.
The following release was provided by District 225. Glenbrook High School District 225 is seeking applicants for its current Board of Education vacancy, left open by a recent resignation. The appointed Board member would serve the remainder of the four-year term, ending in April 2013. Candidates must meet the following state qualifications in order to be eligible: be a U.S. Citizen; resident of school district for at least one year; 18 years of age; registered voter; neither a school trustee or treasurer; and not a registered child sex offender (11-9.3 of the criminal code). School board members are also not allowed to hold an incompatible office. Interested candidates should fill out the application, attached to this post or available …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Citizens Finance Advisory Committee will present its report to the Board of Education tonight.
Glenview’s District 34 will need at least $4 million to cover its current deficit and reach a balanced budget by 2016, according to the Citizens Finance Advisory Committee, scheduled to present to the Board of Education tonight. The committee, comprised of parents and school officials, will present two potential courses of action—one assuming the most likely conditions and the other, a worst-case financial scenario. “That gap could be filled through either increased revenue or decreased expenditures,” District spokesman Brett Clark told TribLocal earlier this week. Following this evening’s meeting, administrators will make specific recommendations which they will present to the Board of Education Jan. 23. Next, officials will reach out to …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Chuck Gitles is running for a seat on the Northbrook/Glenview District 30 Board of Education.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Glenview Patch submitted a list of questions to each Northbrook/Glenview District 30 Board of Education candidate to let each contender have their say on the issues. Some answers may have been edited for clarity and length. Chuck Gitles is running against James Bream, Yasmeen Bilimoria, Scott Margolin and John Smith for a seat on the school board. Read Gitles' responses below. 1) How would you assess the state of District 30's budget? District 30 is in strong financial shape. The fund reserve balances are up to 50% of annual operating needs. This allows the district to operate even if tax funds are delayed due to issues at the state and/or county level. The budgets remain in balance and have shown balanced or in surplus since my …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Board of Education unanimously decided on a plan that will increase class sizes, reducing a projected deficit by nearly $4 million.
After months of meetings, hearings and discussion, Glenview School District 34 Board of Education unanimously approved a measure to address district overcrowding at its regular meeting Monday, March 7. In 2001, District 34 had an enrollment of about 3,700 students. A five-year projection puts the district's population at just over 5,000 students in 2015. The plan calls for: If the district had remained at status quo with class sizes, the district's budget deficit would have been $10.2 million over four years, explained Brett Clark, executive director of communications and strategic planning. However, reducing class sizes won't have any additional costs and will reduce the deficit by about $3.9 million, bringing the projected budget …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
As part of an annual review of courses, new recommendations were made Jan. 10.
The 2011-2012 school year may bring new courses for Glenbrook North and South students. District 225’s Board of Education reviewed a list of proposed new courses for the upcoming school year on Jan. 10 and administrators recommended several courses after completing an annual curriculum review, officials said. Each year, 20 percent of course offerings are evaluated as recommendations are made to improve current curriculum. This annual cycle guarantees every course is reviewed at least every five years, according to a recent district release. The most recent recommendations would have moderate to no affect on district resources, the release said. “Conducting an annual course review helps the District maintain the comprehensive and rigorous …