Wednesday, December 12, 2012
After Dr. Jamie Reilly announced her resignation last week, a consultant told the school board the search could be expedited, with Feb. 28 the last day for candidates to apply, according to Pioneer Press.
Golf Elementary School District 67 board members approved spending $9,500 to have the Illinois Association of School Boards conduct a search for a new superintendent, the Morton Grove Champion reported. Superintendent Dr. Jamie Reilly announced her resignation on Thursday. Earlier: D-67's Reilly resigns, board votes to place referendum question on February ballot The IASB would get a community survey onto the website as early as Friday, Dec. 14, and set Feb. 28 as a deadline for candidate applications, with a decision by March, the newspaper reported. District 67 had placed two referendum questions, one for a tax rate increase and one for a construction bond referendum, on the March ballot, and both failed. In the November 6 election…
Friday, December 7, 2012
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: Both referendums lose in Dist. 67 (March) Earlier: One referendum wins However, the tax rate increase, which the district wants in order to restore teacher and teacher aide positions and programs …
Monday, December 3, 2012
In the Nov. 6 election, the district won one of its referendum questions and lost the other. It may ask again in the Feb. 26 primary.
Golf School District 67 plans to hold a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 to discuss when and how to again ask voters for funding, after voters turned down one of its two referendum requests in the Nov. 6 election. The district, which educates students from Morton Grove and Niles, also has a full board meeting scheduled for Dec. 6. In the election last March, the school district asked voters to approve two referendum questions: a $7.9 million construction bond referendum that would have made improvements and repairs to the district's two school buildings, and a $1.14 million tax rate increase that would have provided operating funds, which would pay for such things as teacher salaries and programs. Earlier: Golf Dist. 67 explains …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters said yes to the ballot question asking for repairs and improvements to the two school buildings, but turned thumbs down on a tax rate increase that would have funded operations and programming.
UPDATE 1:00am The bond referendum, to repair and improve facilities in the district has passed 53.1 percent to 46.9 percent. UPDATE 11:46 p.m. - With four of five precincts reporting, it appears the bond referendum, which would make improvements and repairs to the school buildings, may have passed; however, one precinct experienced a technical problem. A machine that tabulates paper ballots broke down, and results have been delayed because those ballots will have to be tallied at another location. However, District 67's other ballot question, the tax rate increase, has been defeated. Jeff Gwozdz, a parent on the referendum committee, said, "I think it (the facilities referendum) was an easier one for people to vote for. It was physical …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The district will hold informational meetings on July 25 and Aug. 7.
Golf School District 67 in Niles and Morton Grove is inviting the public to two open houses to talk about four options for the referendum(s) it plans to put on the September ballot, according to the Morton Grove Champion. The open houses will take place Wednesday, July 25 and Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Golf Middle School, 9401 N. Waukegan Road, Morton Grove, according to the newspaper. District 67 placed two referendums on the spring ballot, and both failed, one by a narrow margin. The district has said it will place one or two referendums on the November ballot, and is welcoming public input on what form those should take. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook
Friday, March 23, 2012
Both referendums failed, but the district still has aging facilities and educational and other needs. Give your opinion on what steps the district should take next.
Many District 67 parents and administrators worked for months to craft and promote the two ballot questions put to voters in Tuesday's election. Voters said no to both, however, leaving the district to make cuts. Before the referendum, it outlined on its website which cuts it would make if one or the other, or both, referendum(s) were to fail. Earlier: Both District 67 referendums fail The district is holding a meeting Friday night at 6 p.m. The agenda does not specify whether the board will listen to public comments; Patch will update if this information can be obtained. In terms of the big picture, what direction do you think the district should move in? Vote in the poll below. The poll is not scientific, but please vote only once. Get …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The facilities referendum lost by only 21 votes; results came in after midnight.
Voters rejected both of Golf School District 67's referendum requests Tuesday, and parents and supporters who had gathered to watch election returns said they'll have to try again. One of the questions on the ballot asked voters to approve funding facilities (buildings and grounds) and the other question asked for money for operations (staffing, etc.). For a time, from about 11 p.m. until midnight, it looked like the facilities referendum might pass. It had only a seven-vote deficit, with one more precinct left to come in. Get top Niles-Morton Grove headlines every day by signing up for our free, morning newsletter. John Frake, one of the referendum supporters who gathered at Giordano's to watch returns come in, said at that point he …
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 …