Thursday, December 13, 2012
The board also discussed several recent community surveys and the possibility of becoming involved in political advocacy.
The Summit Hill School District 161 Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the 2012 tax levy for approximately $32.2 million at a meeting on Dec. 12. The 2012 levy is a $1.55 million increase over the levy in 2011, raising the district tax rate to just above 3.7 percent. This translates to a $69 property tax increase for the owner of a $200,000 house. Prior to the vote, the board held a public hearing regarding the levy. One community member chose to speak. “I would just like to urge all board members to approve the levy,” he said. Board member George Perros, Secretary Denise Lenz and Vice President Joy Murphy were not present at Wednesday’s meeting. After the vote, the board discussed several recent district surveys. A survey of …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The board is scheduled to approve the levy, following a public hearing.
The Summit Hill School District 161 Board of Education will vote to approve the 2012 district levy at a board meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the district administration office board room. The vote will follow a public hearing, where taxpayers are invited to voice their opinions regarding the 2012 levy. The board will also discuss a district staff survey and technology integration in the classroom, among other topics. To read the agenda in its entirety, click here. "Like" Tinley Park Patch on Facebook "Like" Frankfort Patch on Facebook "Like" Mokena Patch Facebook
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The levy, including bonds and abatements, totals approximately $29.35 million.
The Frankfort School District 157-C Board of Education unanimously voted to adopt the district’s 2012 operating tax levy of $24.75 million on Monday evening at a district board meeting. In total, the 2012 levy will be approximately $29.35 million, which is about $10,000 less than the 2011 levy. The levy approved on Monday does not include the district bond amount because district refinancing for 2012 is not yet complete. The bonds are anticipated to come to about $4.8 million, and will include a $200,000 district abatement. “I feel very good,” said Curt Saindon, assistant superintendent for finance operations for the district. “We haven’t had to make major cuts that affect class size, that affect instruction.” Frankfort School District …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The board also discussed the state of the Frankfort police pension fund.
The Frankfort Village Board voted unanimously to approve the 2012 tax levy for approximately $2.85 million at a board meeting on Monday evening. The 2012 levy has an estimated tax rate of .3391 and represents a 4.16 percent decrease from last year’s levy of approximately $2.98 million, according to documents provided by the board. Frankfort’s equalized assessed value decreased by 5 percent during the last year. The village also experienced a $9 million increase in new growth in 2012, documents state, although in past years the village has seen new growth increases as high as $30-40 million, according to Board Trustee Cynthia Heath. Mayor Jim Holland said that every resident whose property value stayed the same or decreased in 2012 will see…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The board approved the 2012 tentative tax levy at Monday's board meeting.
The Frankfort School District 157-C Board of Education discussed teaching strategies surrounding the statewide Common Core Standards at a board meeting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 12. Several district administrators were in attendance to provide insight into the day-to-day implementation of the new state standards. Common Core is a set of statewide curricular standards aimed at preparing students for college and the workforce. The Common Core assessment system will be in place by the 2014-15 school year. The Common Core is a concept-based, integrative approach to education. “Teachers are leading this,” said Kristin Simpkins, principal of Chelsea Intermediate School. “I think we’ve moved beyond compliance to real ownership.” Grand Prairie Elementary …