Saturday, May 5, 2012
Gerald Hill interviewed for the position in West Bloomfield, Mich. on Friday and was offered the position Saturday. He will retire from District 34 on June 30.
Updated: 5:55 p.m. Gerald Hill has tentatively accepted the job of superintendent of schools in West Bloomfield, Mich. He accepted the position, pending negotiations, just hours after it was extended early Saturday. To read more about his reasons for leaving Glenview, click here. ---------------- Gerald Hill, who will retire as superintendent of District 34 on June 30, has been offered a superintendent position in West Bloomfield, Mich. If Hill accepts West Bloomfield’s $190,000 offer, it would mean a pay cut from his current base salary of $270,000 with District 34. According to the district’s annual compensation report, Hill’s current package also includes benefits, a pension contribution, a car allowance and an $11,000 bonus. Patch …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
At the Glenview middle school district's most recent board meeting officials modified the budgeting plan, reducing the previously proposed $3.2 million in potential cuts to $2.4 million.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
D34 school board officials have extended the deadline for administrator's to submit their $3.2 million budget cut plan, taking into consideration community feedback following a recent community survey. The new proposal will be heard April 9 with a vote at
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
$3.2 million in propsed cuts could be on the table before next school year. According to a recent online and in-person survey of about 300 parents, many parents feel administrative benefits and salaries should be on the chopping block.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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 …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Amount is approximately $43.9 million, but Equalized Assessed Value of each property is a factor as well.
Glenview Public School District 34 approved its annual property tax levy earlier this week following a brief public hearing on the matter. The amount of the overall levy they are asking taxpayers for is $43,972,292, which represents a 3.6 percent increase over the amount of money D34 officials received from taxpayers this year. There is a tax cap in place that limits the amount a district can increase its levy from one year to the next, under Illinois law. However, new homes that are assessed for the first time do not fall under that law. According to District 34 Executive Director of Communications and Strategic Planning, Brett Clark, an owner of a $500,000 home can expect to see their property tax bill increase by about $89. District …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Officials emphasize group's goal was not to make or recommend cuts of any kind, although they could be inevitable.
After months of tireless work, the newly formed District 34 Budget Alignment Advisory Committee (BAAC) has wrapped up its work, and presented its findings to school board members and administrators at the latest regular board meeting. "This group's goal wasn't to make cuts ... that's not what it is at all," District 34 Executive Director of Communications and Strategic Planning Brett Clark said. "It was about the prioritization of expenditure areas for the purpose of informing the school board and administration." The BAAC was a collaborative group process that included: According to documentation provided during the meeting, the BAAC's charge was to "identify, sort and prioritize present and known potential costs relative to their …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Even the wealthiest local school districts must deal with the effects of unemployment and foreclosure on children.
The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents’ troubles to school in the form of stress, hunger, lack of money for basic activities or even homelessness. Dealing with economically deprived students has been a regular duty of some suburban districts that have had lower-income demographics for decades. But now even more affluent school systems are having to cope with the negative effects today’s economy can have on youths. The issue came to the forefront during a Sept. 26 visit Sen. Dick Durbin made to Golf School in Morton Grove while promoting the American Jobs Act. District 67 Supt. Jamie Reilly told Durbin that children are showing up at school increasingly stressed, requiring …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Despite deficit of almost $2.5 million on a $67.7 million budget, board members approve finalized plan. Excess expenditures will be paid for by D34's $37 million fund balance currently in reserve.
Despite facing a projected deficit (-$2,490,783) for the 2011-12 school year, Glenview District 34 school board members passed a finalized budget during their Sept. 19 regular meeting. Documentation provided by school officials in the now-approved plan shows that the district's expenditures ($67,727,419) will be about 3.7 percent more than its anticipated income ($65,236,636). No one from the public made a statement during the public comment session, prior to the approval of the budget. Read more: D34 comes up short of state grant Board issues immediate statement Immediately after board members approved the final plan, District 34 officials released a written statement which stated, in part: "Monday, Sept. 19, 2011 - The Board of …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Population climbed by a few hundred in the last year.
There has been an increase in residents living at The Glen, and that could translate into more money for local agencies, according to a report recently released from the Village of Glenview. In 2011, data showed 4,854 residents living in 12 development areas of the former Glenview Naval Air Station, up from 4,649 in 2010. Read more: 149-Unit Housing Project Gets Go-Ahead at Glen The report was compiled as a result of an annual census the village conducts to determine annual payments to school districts 34 and 225, Glenview Park District, Glenview Public Library and the village itself, while Glen property taxes are diverted to a tax increment financing district (TIF), explained village communications director Lynne Stiefel. "It would be …