Letters to the Editor
Updated: April 24, 2012 12:39PM
Letter mixed up
In your Jan. 26 edition, a letter to the editor was printed that unfortunately contained several errors, including confusing Glenview School District 34 with Glenbrook High School District 225.
The cause for some of that confusion could have been an error in the Glenview Announcements’ Jan. 19 edition, when the article about District 34’s financial projections erroneously cited District 225 as the source.
In order to correct any misperceptions contained in the letter to the editor, please know:
1. District 34 and District 225 are two separate school districts. District 34 is a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school system that covers most of Glenview, all of Golf and small portion of Northfield. District 225 is a 9th through 12th grade high school district that covers a majority of Glenview, all of Golf, nearly all of Northbrook and a small portion of Northfield.
2. District 34 taxpayers have not approved a tax rate increase since 1987.
3. District 34 is not adding artificial turf to its sports fields. The addition of artificial turf is a discussion that has been taking place at District 225 Board of Education meetings.
Additionally, I would like to share that District 34’s financial projections show it will be deficit spending in the coming years. On Monday, Feb. 6, the Board of Education will hear information on the strategic budgeting process. This information will include proposed budget reductions. That meeting will take place at 8 p.m. at Westbrook School, 1333 Greenwood Road, and I invite the community to attend to learn more about our financial challenges.
Following that meeting, the Board of Education is asking community members to provide their opinions on the potential reductions through two input sessions.
The first will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Attea Middle School, 2500 Chestnut Ave. The second will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Springman Middle School, 2701 Central Road. The entire community is invited to attend these sessions.
The feedback gathered will be shared with the Board of Education prior to any decisions being made.
The Board is scheduled to make a final decision about potential reductions on March 19.
District 34 takes pride in engaging the community in decision making and receiving community feedback. We look forward to seeing you at the community input sessions.
Dr. Gerald Hill
Glenview School District 34
Shouldn’t have printed
letter to editor
Brad Rowe: Are YOU kidding me?
Fact: Glenview School District 34 never did get a tax increase approved.
Truth: The high school is not part of District 34. Glenbrook High School District 225 has a different budget and different board.
Editors: Shame on you for printing the inaccurate and misleading letter without noting corrections.