The Daily Northwestern encourages ‘yes’ vote on District 65 referendum

Editorial: The Daily Northwestern encourages ‘yes’ vote on District 65 referendum The Daily Northwestern Editorial BoardApril 3, 2017The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board urges voters not just to participate in the local elections Tuesday, but particularly to vote “yes” on the District 65 referendum and authorize increased property taxes in support of publi...

Evanston Schools Push Tax Hike As State Rethinks How To Fund Education

Unlike typical school referendum, which raise money for new buildings or better technology, these four ballot measures on Tuesday are mostly about boosting taxes to keep schools going as they are.In north suburban Evanston, a well-organized campaign is underway to convince voters to generate $14.5 million for t...

Letter to the Editor: Save our schools, vote ‘yes’ for District 65 referendum

https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/03/28/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-save-our-schools-vote-yes-for-district-65-referendum/March 28, 2017I’m part of a diverse group of parents and grandparents; community, faith-based, business and educational leaders; and many other everyday Evanston residents supporting a grassroots effort to save our schools and prot...

With music programs in danger, student orchestra plays outside budget meeting

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Music programs and teachers’ jobs are on the chopping block in Evanston unless homeowners come to the rescue.Link to video here: http://wgntv.com/2017/03/20/with-music-programs-in-danger-student-orchestra-plays-outside-budget-meeting/In just a couple of weeks, Evanston residents will be voting on whether to increase their own property...

Evanston/Skokie Council  of PTAs Strongly Endorses District 65 Referendum

Evanston/Skokie Council of PTAs Strongly Endorses District 65 ReferendumOn April 4th, District 65 residents have a critical opportunity to show how vital our schools are to the very fabric of our community. Our strong, high quality schools are why many of us choose to live here. We value our schools' diversity and inclusiveness and entrust our talented te...

Parents, community members organize in support of District 65 referendum

Parents, community members organize in support of District 65 referendumSara Gnolek/The Daily NorthwesternOrrington Elementary School, 2636 Orrington Ave., is one of 10 elementary schools in Evanston/Skokie School District 65. Some D65 community members have organized in support of a referendum that could raise property taxes to support the district. Marissa...

Editorial: We Support the District 65 Referendum

Editorial: We Support the District 65 Referendumsource: http://www.evanstonroundtable.com/main.asp?FromHome=1&TypeID=1&ArticleID=13240&SectionID=6&SubSectionID=6The District 65 School Board placed a $14.5 million operating referendum on the ballot for the April 4 election. If the referendum is approved, the District will be permitted to incre...

Save Our Schools, Protect Our Kids

Save Our Schools, Protect Our KidsA Guest Essay by Eamon Kelly and Bridget NelsonWe’re a diverse group of parents and grandparents, community, faith-based, business and educational leaders, and many other everyday Evanstonians supporting a grassroots effort to save our schools and protect our kids.There’s a vital referendum on the April 4 ballot that we are ...

School Spending Raises Property Values

"… A $1.00 increase in per pupil state aid increases aggregate per pupil housingvalues by about $20.00, indicating that potential residents value education expenditure."An enduring question in education policy is whether spending additional public resourcesimproves schools. Those who argue against strategies to increase public spending argue that currentspe...

District 65 board votes to put property tax referendum on April ballot

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City EditorJanuary 11, 2017Source: https://dailynorthwestern.com/2017/01/11/city/district-65-board-votes-to-put-property-tax-referendum-on-april-ballot/The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board voted unanimously Monday to add a property tax referendum to the April municipal ballot in an effort to combat rising educational costs an...

D65 Board votes to put referendum on April ballot

By Charles Bartling on January 10, 2017The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education Tuesday night voted unanimously, 6-0, to ask the taxpayers of the district for an additional $14.5 million a year in operating funds for the next eight years.The vote came after several months of discussion and followed a unanimous recommendation of its Finance C...

D65 Committee Recommends $14.5 Million Referendum

By Larry GavinOn Dec. 19, the Finance Committee of the District 65 School Board recommended that the Board place a $14.5 million operating referendum on the ballot for the April 4, 2017 election. The amount represents a $1 million increase from that recommended by Superintendent Paul Goren on Dec. 5.If approved, the referendum would provide an additional $14...

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 officials to consider asking taxpayers for more money

Lee V. GainesPioneer PressThe Evanston/Skokie District 65 Board of Education is slated to vote at a special meeting in January on whether or not to ask voters to approve a $14.5 million operating referendum.The referendum question has been a topic of discussion at multiple board meetings over the last several months as administrators and elected officials gr...