Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sequester costing schools in Deerfield, Highland Park and Glenview $140,000.
Did you know the Sequester, which forced spending cuts on the Federal government earlier this year is taking money out of schools in Highland Park, Glenview and Deerfield? Schools in these communities receive approximately $140,000 a year to cover the cost of educating children of military parents. That stopped when the Sequester went into effect, according to school officials. Earlier: Kirk, Durbin Schneider Tour New School as Sequester Removes Shine Congress restored money for air traffic controllers cut by the Sequester to ease flight delays. Patch wants to know if you think local schools should get the same treatment as the airline industry and has prepared an unscientific poll to gauge your opinion. Township High School District 113, …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Independent Glenn Farkas is running against the Caucus-backed John Murphy, Chris Northwick and Catherine Russe.
RESULTS (UPDATED AS THEY COME IN TUESDAY NIGHT): Glenn Farkas Glenn Farkas, a former Illinois Senate candidate, is running for a position on the Glenview Park District 34 as an independent, write-in candidate. John Murphy, Chris Northwick and Catherine Russe are incumbent trustees, backed by a Glenview caucus in the race. Four people are running, three will be elected. Past Coverage of the School District Race Results do not include early voting, vote by mail or provisional ballots. Any votes for write-in candidates will be counted within a week after the election.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Incumbent school board trustee, Jack Murphy, is running for re-election to the Glenview District 34 School Board of Education.
John "Jack" Murphy Age: 63 Family: Two children in Glenview school district 34 schools Education: Law School Graduate Occupation: Lawyer Previous Elected or Appointed Offices: Board member School District 34 Board of Education (2005 – present) Other community involvement: Glenview Community Church Nursery School, Compensation committee (2002), Board member of Prevention Partnership - a drug, alcohol, and HIV prevention program based in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood (1985 – 2003), AYSO coach, Various legal bar associations Position Sought: Board member, School 34 Board of Education Campaign E-mail Address: candidates@votekidsD34.org Campaign committee: No committee. Campaign Websites, Facebook or Twitter: http://www.votekidsd34.org/ Why …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
District 34 school board candidate Glenn Farkas suggests schools find a way to fund art and music programs without property taxes.
District 34 school board candidate, Glenn Farkas, recently told the Journal & Topics that schools should consider funding art and music programs without property taxes, though it might take "thinking outside the box" to find the best solution. According to Farkas, property taxes could still be used to fund core subjects such as history, English, math and science, but “everything else is ancillary,” the Journal & Topics reports. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local election updates in your email. Farkas is running as a write-in candidate in April's village elections after his ballot petition was rejected because of a missing paperclip, Patch previously reported.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Glenn Farkas' application for the District 34 school board election was rejected because of a missing paper clip.
Glen Farkas, 44, a 10-year resident of Glenview, recently petitioned to appear on Glenview's April election ballot as a District 34 school board candidate, but a missing paper clip in his application was enough for the school district election board to reject his petition, the Chicago Tribune reported in January. The April ballot will include the current school board president Chris Northwick, along with incumbent board members John "Jack" Murphy and Cathe Russe, according to the Tribune's January story. “This is pretty sad and disturbing that I was taken off the ballot," Farkas told the Glenview Announcements regarding the rejected application. "I’m active in the community and I have two children in District 34." But a recent email …
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Electoral Board for Glenview Public School District 34 removed Glenn Farkas from running for school trustee in April.
Friday, February 1
Glenview Public School District 34 recently voted to remove Glenview resident Glenn Farkas, 44, from running for school trustee in April citing Farkas’ petition documents were not fastened together under state law, Glenview Announcements reported. Farkas told Chicago Tribune that he plans to run as a write-in candidate and contends that his 11-page petition was secured with a paper clip when he submitted it. This is not the first time the 10-year Glenview resident has run for public office. In the fall of 2012, Farkas ran against Democrat Daniel Biss for a seat in the 9th State Senate District. He lost.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The construction is scheduled for this summer.
Two Glenview School District 34 buildings are in for improvements this summer, Journal-Topics reports. The construction cost is estimated around $383,000 and will start sometime after June 11, the article explained. Improvements including the replacement of an emergency generator at the district’s administration building and the addition of new boilers at Springman Middle School are all aimed at “life safety,” according to Bob Lanzerotti, director of facilities and planning for Dist. 34. This construction comes in the midst of budget woes for District 34. At a recent board meeting, the Citizens Finance Advisory Committee estimated the district will need $4 million to cover its current deficit and reach a balanced budget by 2016. To learn…
Friday, December 16, 2011
Officials were presented with a broad picture of the short and long term maintenance needs of the district's schools, in their latest effort to increase trancparency.
In an effort to plan ahead as best they can, Glenview School District 34 board members listened to a detailed presentation earlier this week that outlined what the district's short and long term facility needs are. The presentation, known as the Long Range Facility Plan (LRFP), mapped out for board members in great detail what repairs, replacements or updates are expected to be needed at each of the district's eight schools from now until the fiscal year 2017. For example, if there is a boiler at Glen Grove School that needs to or is due to be replaced, the estimated cost and associated fees are listed in the reoprt, as just one example. Or if a roof at Springman Junior High needed to be replaced, those costs would be in the report for …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
First-year program for disadvantaged students exceeded all expectations, gave back to community, officials said.
Earlier this year, a group of Glenview-based Hoffman Elementary School teachers were looking for ways to improve students' educational experiences -- particularly for those who are disadvantaged or have English as a second language. The result was a pilot program known as "Hoffman University," and according to school officials at the latest District 34 school board meeting, not only was the program a huge success, but it also has left a lasting impression with the teachers and students involved. Hoffman University was funded through $17,000 in grant money. Additionally, approximately 50 students took part in the program, which may be replicated next year with Title 1 funding. Hoffman principal and former teacher Mark Walther quickly …
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 …