The following information about local school districts was organized by Cary School Board President Scott Coffey.
I believe this is a follow up to one of the topics of the school district meeting that took place with the County on June 6th [at a meeting called by McHenry County Board Chairman Jack Franks].
We spent some time at that meeting discussing operating expense growth over time in spite of the fact that most districts in the County had experienced enrollment declines since 2010.
I spent some time during that meeting outlining Cary D-26’s efforts to reduce spending over that time period.
When pressed by Mr. Franks, several districts pushed back on cuts and facility closures because voters didn’t want to see those cuts.
I would be very interested in seeing the results of this request.
I think a lot can be learned by doing a “Best Practices” study across the school districts in the County on many different functional areas.
I keep track of many different metrics for the school districts in the County, and I thought your readers might be interested in a summary of Operating Spending by District 2010 vs 2017:
School District Operating Spending 2010 – 2017
|DISTRICT||2010||2017||NET CHANGE||% CHG|
|* Excludes Debt Service and Capital Projects|
|* Excludes O&M Capital Outlay|