Tuesday, February 28, 2012
D300 Chills Out On Levy Freeze Bill
The Illinois House in a surprise vote last week approved a bill that would eliminate any tax levy inflation increase if a district's underlying assessments flatlined or fell. Bregy said according to the latest information, the bill, introduced by McHenry County State Rep. Jack Franks, is just a showpiece for the March 20 Primary. "What we're hearing is that it's going to be a dead bill (in the Senate)."
Fiorentino said the District's still planning a trip down to Springfield later this year but probably not until April.
At Monday's meeting, administrators formally recommended no increase in student fees for the 2012-13 school year except for Pre-K and Kindergarten tuition increases. Chief Financial Officer Cheryl Crates said those needed to go up a little to cover costs and stay in line with charges in other districts.
Administrators also announced they'd hired away D158's Marlowe Middle School Assistant Principal, Kurt Rohlwing, to become the new Principal at D300's Hampshire Middle School. The D158 teacher, coach and administrator topped 69 other applicants for the post they said.
In the the pic: Seven-year D158 vet Kurt Rohlwing met his new bosses, the D300 Board of Education, here shaking hands with Chairman Anne Miller with Secretary Karen Roeckner behind.