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POLL: How Do You Rate Your School Board And School Board Members?

Patch wants to know how readers rate their Grayslake area school boards and board members.

Are you satisfied with the service and performance of your , , and   boards and members?

Take our poll then tell us what you think in the comment section.

Ed Brown September 15, 2012 at 03:43 PM
PC TriMommy, I think your right. A charter school is either an entity within the local school district(s) or it's own entity and I don't believe Woodland or Fremont districts applied for the charter and Illinois State Board approved the charter school which made it's own entity however reading the school code still seems the local districts can propose changes, include revoking a charter, but the power looks to be at the Illinois State Board. The funding has been a matter discussion and how Prairie Crossing funding at the state level impacts the local district's state funding. I don't think I would want the State of Illinois to mandate a charter school when the local schools provide a quality education as I believe Woodland does. I thought at the time the Prairie Crossing school was unique and interesting and the funding impacts were not fully understood and even so didn't impact me in Grayslake school districts. I also assumed the local districts wanted it. If the state were to change the funding formula then I think all charter school state funding would then be an impact to all school districts. State politicians would argue it is a funded mandate (when State forces a charter schools). Woodland school board would argue it is an unfunded mandate and State diverts Woodland designated funds to the charter school to make it a funded mandate. Title 23, Part 650 will define how charters are govern.
Softball Jim September 15, 2012 at 09:46 PM
TriMommy - Please read the comment I made above. It was meant for another article. However, Texas Tara Strain made my point for me. I feel the same way about the school board. They are a bunch of idiots. They can't move sideways, let alone backwards. The entire board needs to go. From Surroz to Evans. Gone Gone Gone !
Softball Jim September 15, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Sorry that was supposed to say Forwards not backwards. (Who's the idiot now !)
Dismayed September 17, 2012 at 02:33 AM
I've lived in Grayslake the past 25 years to keep my kids in the same Grayslake schools, to find out after I bought east of Allegheny,my kids would go to Woodland.so don't know much about dist 46, never was happy with Woodland or GLHS in addressing a bullying issue with my son in the late '90's-01. Yet every year my taxes are raised and it's for the schools...the amounts are outrageous! I can look at my tax bill & not have a problem at all where all the other taxes go, but the schools?really?they were never that good for my kids-suggested to my oldest in HS in the late 80's to drop out & neither Woodland nor the High School ever addressed the bullying of my son from 1995-01 when the school board voted to have him..the victim..expelled for soph. year..while the bullies walk free...the only person who cared was the bus driver at woodland!! This all after putting him in private school for 8th grade and addressing the high school of the problem before he started there. So maybe I'm a bit bitter, but then I hear these stories of dist. 46 and se my ever-rising taxes and I real feel something is wrong with this community that I keep hearing is debt free.& then I see all their "beautification" to downtown Grayslake, most of which was unnecessary, but as they claim, will higher our property values..okay, now, how about helping out the schools since you have so much excess money and lowering our tax burdens so we can and will want to stay in Grayslake to see our property values rise!!
Dismayed September 17, 2012 at 02:37 AM
I would love to attend the school or village board meetings that would listen to our issues and to hear theirs, as someone mentioned we should. I went on line and was confused about which meetings would be best to go to..if anyone could post dates and times for the meetings we should be attending, I would really appreciate it!! Thanks!

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