The Northwest Herald is reporting that only two school districts in McHenry County are running referenda. The two districts that are running referenda only serve a small portion of McHenry County and they are Barrington Community Unit School District 220 and Belvidere Community Unit School District 100.
A big thank you goes out to Ken Book and the rest of District 50 for not running another referendum. Good luck to Steve Miller, Mark Stricker and Ken Book who all deserve to be re-elected because they have managed to control costs and balance the budget while improving student performance in District 50 schools.
As Ken Book reported in the March 27, 2006 edition of the Northwest Herald
"We have tightened our belts and done what the public has asked us to do in terms of balancing the budget."
District 50 has not run a referenda since it seventh defeat of a referenda on April 5th 2005. Despite threats of cancellation of programs if the referenda failed the board has since balanced the budget and reinstated programs.
Quote of the Day
""We have tightened our belts and done what the public has asked us to do in terms of balancing the budget." Ken Book District 50 School Board President.