Susan Handelsman Provides Cost-Benefit Info on Clay Academy D200 Did Not

Susan Handelsman, who has been bird-dogging Woodstock School District 200 for several years is presenting the following information on Clay Academy to make sure it is on the public record. Public Comment to the Woodstock School Board Facility review committee … Continue reading

Minority Report on Keeping District 200’s Clay Academy Open

Susan Handlesmann has written a Minority Report on Clay Academy for the Woodstock School District’s Facilities Review Committee.  It appears below: MINORITY REPORT: FACILITY REVIEW COMMITTEE MISLED ABOUT CLAY ACADEMY COSTS/REVENUE Clay Academy building is being kept open in order … Continue reading

The Woodstock School District Facilities Review Committee Members

Here are the members of the Woodstock School District’s Facilities Review Committee: Gabi Anguiano Amanda Bergstrom Jennifer Bigler Amy Blalock Tricia Bogott Catherine Cantwell Diane Carter Ray Caywood Artuor Flores Diana Frisbie Linda Gabrielson Brian Gerloff Carl Gilmore Maria Gonzalez-Echevarria … Continue reading

Woodstock School District Talks Closing School Buildings

Susan Handelsman reports on the Facility review committee meeting Motion to identify which of 49 voting committee members’ households were compensated by D200 failed to pass by a huge margin. The motion and vote were not recorded by the committee … Continue reading

Kelly Liebman Teaches Herself Lesson in Uncontested Races, Doesn’t Fill in Her Oval

A Friend of McHenry County Blog sent in a copy of the precinct letter she received from Kelly Liebmann in Greenwood Township Precinct 3. Liebmann’s letter informs voters to vote for D200 candidates Barbara Gessert and Susan Handelsman, along with … Continue reading

Susan Handelsman Outlines Possible D200 Cost Savings

Susan Handelsman laid out her candidacy for the Woodstock District 200 School Board in comments, which are re-printed below. She is running with Barbara Gessert. I am running for D200 [Woodstock] School Board. It is stunning to realize that the … Continue reading

D200 School Board Candidates Handelsman and Gessert Send Email Blast

Electronic campaigning is now the order of the day and two Woodstock School Board candidates are making use of that means of communication. Susan Handelsman and Barb Gessert attack high taxes in their email message. = = = = = … Continue reading

Woodstock Republican Precinct Committeeman Opines on District 200 School Board Race

This was sent by Dorr Township Precinct 7 Republican Committeeman Cyndi Hemauer: Dear Friends & Neighbors, We had a problem at one time and time ticks away because we don’t want to see the truth and now, Woodstock “We Have A … Continue reading

Susan Handelsman Shares Answers to Woodstock Teachers’ Union Questions

In the comment section under the article about the Woodstock Council of Teachers’  candidates’ night tonight at 6 PM at the Woodstock High School auditorium candidate Susan Handelsman provides the IFT local’s questions and her answers. They are reprinted below: … Continue reading

6 PM District 200 Candidates’ Forum at Woodstock High School (Not North High School)

Woodstock Council of Teachers, McHenry County Federation of Teachers, will hold a candidates’ night for those running for the District 200 School Board Wednesday night at 6 PM. The event will be held at the Woodstock High School Auditorium. Officers … Continue reading

Lakewood TIF Review Meeting

Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka tells what happened at the recent Tax Increment Financing District meeting, required by law. Reporting On The Lakewood TIF Review Board Meeting A quick update regarding the January 26, 2017 Lakewood TIF Joint Review Board … Continue reading

The Woodstock School District Tax Protest

From Woodstock’s Susan Handelsman: UPDATE ON TAX RATE OBJECTION LAWSUIT AGAINST WOODSTOCK D200 1. Attorney Tim Dwyer is filing a tax objection, and plaintiffs have until late October to join the suit. Recovery amount for each plaintiff is expected to … Continue reading

Susan Handelsman Spearheads Woodstock School Tax Protest Suit

An email from Woodstock’s Susan Handelsman: Invitation to join Tax Objection lawsuit against Woodstock D200 Woodstock IL has a property tax rate of 4.6% of total home fair market value. That is staggering when compared with mortgage interest rates below … Continue reading

Trying to Get Searchable District 200 Documents on the Internet

I have had my problems with internet documents posted by both McHenry County College and McHenry County government They posted documents which could not be searched. MCC was “afraid” someone might copy them and, then, alter them. The documents also … Continue reading

Lakewood TIF Plan Draws Opposition from Serwatka

The Lakewood Village Board is meeting tonight at 7 PM at the village’s RedTail Golf Clubhouse. One of the items that will be on both the Woodstock District 200 School Board meeting agenda and on Lakewood’s is a measure to … Continue reading

D200’s John Guanci Weighs In on Lakewood TIF

The number of people worried about Lakewood’s Tax Increment Financing District’s having a negative impact on their school taxes has increased by two in the last day. At least the number communicating to me. Last night my wife and I … Continue reading

Tirio Calls for Citizens to Pressure Woodstock School Board on Lakewood TIF District

This entered by inbox Friday night: Fellow Citizen, Apologies for the short notice, but timing is truly critical. Failure to act could result in an increase in your property taxes for the 35 years. BULLET POINTS: D200’s lawyers were asked … Continue reading

School District 200 Budget Meeting

There were several  speakers during public comments period of the Woodstock School Board on Tuesday night. Most centered on the high property tax rate in Woodstock affecting seniors, low income renters, and driving home prices even lower. One speaker wondered … Continue reading