Tryon Reports

The end of session report from State Rep. Mike Tryon: New FY17 Spending Bills will Enable Full K-12 School Operations for Entire School Year SB 2047. Some elements of the package appropriated money so that it could be legally used … Continue reading

Retired D300 Supt. 18th Highest School Pension

From Reboot Illinois: 18. Norman Wetzel • Title: District Superintendent • Employer: CUSD 300 • Annual Pension: $246,521 • Employee Contributions: $179,203 • Age at Retirement: 55 (Retired June 2002) • Pension Paid to Date: $2.50 million • *Estimated Lifetime … Continue reading

Legislators Visiting Jacobs HS Next Tuesday Night

An invitation for Algonquin School District 300: Community Invited to D300 Legislative Forum on February 23 at Jacobs High School Community Unit School District 300’s Board Community Engagement Committee will host The District 300 Legislative Forum at Jacobs High School on … Continue reading

Tryon Points to Potential Loss in State Aid to Education

A press release from State Rep. Mike Tryon:  Representative Mike Tryon Asks Residents to File Official Objections to SB16 through www.ilga.gov<http://www.ilga.gov/> Web Site CRYSTAL LAKE….. State Representative Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake), concerned about a committee hearing [on Novmber 18th] that … Continue reading

Comparing How Schools Spend Our Money, Plus the Richmond-Burton High School Contract Impasse

There is an impasse between the school board and the teachers union in Richmond’s high school district. Each side had to submit the latest version of what it wants to a state web site. The union’s desires can be found … Continue reading

Tryon Warns of Massive State Aid to Education Cuts

A message from State Rep. Mike Tryon: A controversial and dangerous bill has cleared the Illinois Senate and was delivered to the House of Representatives this morning. Senate Bill 16 seeks to fundamentally change the school funding formula for Illinois … Continue reading

McHenry County Tax Take Up by 1.5% or $12 Million

Last year McHenry County real estate taxpayers were billed $797,419,250.88. This year the McHenry County Clerk’s Office has determined that bills amounting to $809,385,180.76 will be issued. That’s a dollar increase of $11,965,930, a percentage increase of 1.5%. The Property … Continue reading

District 300 Weighs In on Potential School Bus State Aid Cuts

A press release from School District 300: Proposed cut to transportation funding concerning to D300 community The State of Illinois provides “categories” of education funding to school districts, such as transportation special education bilingual education. The state mandates that the district … Continue reading

Mike Tryon: “What I Hear Everywhere Is, ‘We Want More Money.’ There Is No More Money.”

That comment by State Rep. Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) pretty much summed up the District 300 Legislative Committee meeting at Jacobs High School Tuesday night. Tryon succinctly summarized the state’s financial situation at the end of the meeting in answer … Continue reading

District 300 Reminds of Legislative Forum Tonight at Jacobs High School

A note from District 300’s Allison Strupeck: This is a reminder that the D300 Legislative Reception is tonight (Jan. 22) in the commons area of Jacobs High School (2601 Bunker Hill Dr, Algonquin), as hosted by the D300 Board Legislative … Continue reading

District 300 Board and Teachers’ Union Ratify New Three-Year Contract

Below is a press release from District 300 about the ratification of the contract that came about after a one-day teachers strike. If you would like to read highlights I picked out of the over 100-page contract, including salary information … Continue reading