Thursday, October 05, 2006

IASB Conference Sessions I Would Attend

Cal Skinner of McHenry County Blog has a great piece up about the courses offered at the Illinois Association of School Boards annual convention.

The Illinois Association of School Boards is holding it annual convention this week and weekend in Chicago.

There's one seminar I would really like to attend.

It seems to be about how the Carpentersville District 300 tax hike committee, Advance 300, convinced a slim majority of voters to approve both a 55-cent tax hike and a huge bond referendum.

Do you agree that a session entitled, "Organization and Communication--'Vote Yes Twice' Wins Big at Polls," probably refers to this springs massively expensive campaign in District 300?

I wonder if they will point out that developers and school vendors financed the effort.

I also wonder if the topic of "Mandate Shortfall Levies" being offerred by the Illinois Association of School Boards is about an existing way to avoid the property tax cap or one which its members hope to get passed next year.

To view the rest of the piece click here.

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