Monday, March 25, 2013
Erin Stein will leave the school in June, the Niles Herald-Advocate reports.
Golf Middle School Prinicpal Erin Stein resigned from her role at the District 67 school board meeting last week, the Niles Herald-Advocate reports. Stein will leave Golf Middle School at the end of the school year to become principal at East Prairie School in District 73. Stein has been principal of Golf Middle School for three years. Her last day will be June 30, the newspaper reports. Related Articles: 5 Minutes With Erin Stein Beloved Golf Middle Secretary Forced out after Conflict with Principal
Saturday, June 30, 2012
The district has whittled the amount it will request from voters; this will be a second request, since voters turned thumbs down in the March election.
After voters hotly debated Golf Elementary District 67's referendum this past spring, and defeated it narrowly, the district's board of education evaluated what to do next. This past week, the board approved two resolutions to place a referendum on the November ballot, albeit in scaled-back form, according to the Morton Grove Champion. The district would be asking voters for $1.7 million less than the $9.7 million it asked for in the spring, the newspaper said. District 67 had place two referendums on the ballot earlier this year, and voters rejected both. In a Patch poll on March 23 which asked readers "What Should D67 Do Now?", respondents split between the options "put a scaled-back referendum on the November ballot" and "do …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Schools had feared they would lose money, but village will likely raise sales tax in that area and funnel the revenue to them.
A plan to redevelop the Dempster Street and Waukegan Road area surmounted a key hurdle Thursday. Some had feared local school districts would lose income under the proposal for a TIF district. However, local taxing bodies, including District 67, District 70, District 219 and the Morton Grove Library voted 4-1 to approve the plan after a way was found to provide them some revenue. The Morton Grove Park District voted against it. Basically, those taxing bodies entered into a revenue-sharing agreement to receive a portion of revenues from a sales tax hike. "It's a TIF District, and now we're going to layer over it a business district," said Ryan Horne, Morton Grove's village administrator. Earlier: Dempster-Waukegan plan moves forward Both…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Community debates two proposed referendums set for March 20 ballot.
As shown in a recent letter to the editor, two proposed Golf School District 67 referendums have sparked passionate responses from the community and readers. While voters will have the final say on March 20, we highlighted some readers who voiced their opinion on the matter in our comments section. Some who support the referenda said they are willing to pay more taxes in order to improve District 67 facilities and provide quality education for children: Jeff G: It's important to talk through facts and not emotions or perceptions. I really don't like my taxes going up at all. I've been in MG for 14 years and my taxes have more than doubled. But you know what, costs for everything else has gone up as well, so this isn't out of line. The …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Residents can protect district's fine reputation with their votes on March 20.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
By Morton Grove resident and parent, Kristina Otte. My husband and I moved to Morton Grove nearly seven years ago, about to become parents for the first time. We were happy to find a nice house in a village with great amenities close to Chicago. We did not truly understand then, as soon-to-be parents, that we were also moving into one of the most high-performing school districts in the area. Now, in 2012, Golf School District 67 is facing serious financial hardship. While our students continue to perform at very high rates at both Hynes Elementary School and Golf Middle School (both in the top 35 in Cook County’s top 300), the current school fund balance is precipitously low. Drastic cuts are about to be made to programs, to teachers …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Residents have opportunity to learn more about March ballot questions.
Residents have the opportunity to learn more about a pair of referendums set for the March 20 primary ballot, which seek an increase in funding for Golf School District 67. The first referendum would increase property taxes by .342 percent to 2.401, from 2.058, allowing funding for educational and operational purposes within the district. If passed, the second referendum would improve buildings at Hynes Elementary School and Golf Middle School. This includes building a gymnasium/multi-purpose room addition to Hynes Elementary School. An informational meeting will be held this Monday, Feb. 13 at Hynes Elementary School, 6 p.m. Another meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Golf Middle School, 6 p.m. Scheduled presentations will …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Two referendums set for March 20 primary-election ballot.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Meeting to be held at Golf Middle School at 6:30 p.m.
Golf School District 67 will discuss its finances, budget and possible cuts to programs tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Golf Middle School. Tonight's board meeting agenda is located at the right-hand side of this article. Related: Students Bring Home Economic Stress to Class, Golf Middle School Tells Durbin District 67 Budget Breakdown Over the past five years, Golf District 67 has struggled with balancing its budget. Read More: District 67 Funding Woes
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The PTA raises money for the school district in its first dinner event, Bids for Kids.
Going once, going twice, and sold! With donations, tickets and gift baskets added up, the grand total raised for the PTA's "Bids for Kids" auction rang up at $14,600, according to PTA member Kristina Otte. Last Saturday, more than 150 members of the Morton Grove community came out to support Golf School District 67 in the PTA’s first ever “Bids for Kids” auction event, where food, drinks and bidding paddles decorated the Morton Grove Civic Center. "This was way beyond even our wildest dreams, especially for a first-time event," said Otte. "We're very excited to be able to help the two schools, and we want to get our thanks out to the community at large." To read the full article on Saturday's event and see photos, click here.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Morton Grove Mayor Dan Staackmann issues a statement on the Village's role concerning the proposal to consolidate District 67's middle school and elementary school.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Any one thing that affects a specific part of the Village in any way ultimately affects the whole Village. It is therefore the responsibility of your Village government to respond and protect the best interests of the entire Village when special circumstances arise. By now residents know School District 67 is having financial hardships. Being a School District with a reputation for excellence, it would be a loss for all who reside in Morton Grove if their services were diminished. The question today is not why this has happened, but “What can be done to ensure this quality education institution is retained in Morton Grove?” You may have also heard, School District 67 has a couple of options from which they are seeking community input. …