This post will be used to discuss the District 15 referendum. The post will be moderated and offensive comments will be removed. Further information about the referendum will be posted in the form of comments.
Naperville 204 has a great forum as well as Winthrop Harbor District 1. These blogs and forums are great for those who are afraid to speak out about upcoming referenda.
Bravo once again to Marla. We know how difficult it can be to speak out.
Don't punish the kids
[published on Sun, Dec 18, 2005 in the Northwest Herald]
To the Editor:
Re: Tracy Simon's Dec. 2 letter, "Two separate issues."
I did vote for the McHenry District 15 referendum the last two times it was up.
You are saying we should continue to vote for the referendum because the district needs it to run the schools; I agree to a point.
You also said I should not take it out on the children. The voters voted the referendum down at least twice previously, and yet the district is going to take it out on our children if it is voted down again.
So who is in the wrong here? The administration that punishes children for their parents' actions or the parents that expect the administration to run within its means without giving themselves yearly pay raises?
We are being bullied, and I stand by my statement that the administration is holding our children's education for ransom.
I think each board member should take a 10 percent pay decrease and reinvest it in their company, "our children," for one year.
Then maybe some of the other parents who voted down the previous referendums might see that our board does believe in our children. Then maybe the parents can believe in their board.