D-67's Reilly Leaving, Board OKs February Ask
The superintendent resigned, the board OK'd putting a referendum on the Feb. 26 ballot and the district changed the calendar to start school the day after Labor Day.
Dr. Jamie Reilly will resign as superintendent of Golf School District 67, which educates children from Morton Grove and Niles, at the end of the school year, it was announced at the district's board meeting Thursday.
The board voted to place a referendum on the Feb. 26 primary election ballot.
The district had asked voters to approve two referendum questions in the March election and voter defeated both. In the Nov. 6 election, voters approved one referendum question, for the construction costs of renovating its two school buildings.
Earlier: One referendum wins
However, the tax rate increase, which the district wants in order to restore teacher and teacher aide positions and programs it has had to cut, failed. It's that measure that will go on the February ballot.
Board members also decided to push back the start of school until Sept. 3, 2013, the day after Labor Day, to accommodate the construction that will take place on the buildings over the summer. Reilly suggested that the district could eliminate the Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Martin Luther King Day and Pulaski Day holidays, and two days of winter break, in order to keep the schedule on track. She also said school could possibly be held on the Oct. 15 Eid holiday this coming year only. The board deferred identifying specific makeup days, but agreed to notify parents school would start Sept. 3 so that families could plan their summers.
Patch will continue to report on these issues.