The School Employees on the McHenry Grade School Board

Another article tomorrow tells of an effort in Kansas to find out the relationships of school board members to family members with jobs in their school districts and members who have jobs in other school districts. Under the article about Paul … Continue reading

McHenry Grade School District Board Picks Man Betty Davis Beat to Replace John O’Neill

When long-time incumbent John O’Neill resigned from the McHenry Elementary School District the Board had to replace him with an appointee. Tonight, Paul Santopadre, the incumbent who lost to Betty Davis, O’Neill and Mike Hettermann in the last election, was selected in a … Continue reading

McHenry Grade School Seeks Replacement for John O’Neill

The resignation of John O’Neill from the McHenry Grade School Board opens up an opportunity for someone else to step up and serve. The District 15 School Board has issued the following directions for doing so: McHENRY –  The deadline for … Continue reading

John O’Neill Resigns from McHenry Grade School Board

John O’Neill, the first home school parent to be elected to a McHenry County school board, has resigned from the McHenry Grade School Board. O’Neill told McHenry County Blog that he is “resigning due to a relocation of his family.” … Continue reading

Teacher Salary Spikes

The Chicago Tribune’s Education superb Reporter Diane Rado has examined the cost to local taxpayers of school boards that increased teachers’ salaries more than allowed by law just before they retired.  Her main article can be found here. Reported in … Continue reading

Another Fiscal Conservative Headed to McHenry Grade School Board

It appears fiscal conservative Betty Davis has managed to unseat incumbent McHenry Elementary School Board member Paul Santoparde.  (Paul Santopadre is wearing the off-white sweater on the right, between Pat Miller in the blue shirt and Amanda Geyer in green.) … Continue reading

Betty Davis Lays Out Ideas in Her McHenry Grade School District Election Quest

A press release from McHenry Grade School Board candidate Betty Davis: Betty Davis Challenges Incumbents in the Upcoming April 7th Election Betty Davis remarked that she was compelled to run for school board, after seeing the look of dismay on the … Continue reading

By 5-2 Vote McHenry Grade School Board Taxes to the Max

Add McHenry Elementary School District 15 to that list of tax districts planning to take as much money out of local taxpayers’ pockets as state law allows. The legal publication for the public hearing about the proposed levy said the … Continue reading

McHenry Grade School Board Going for 8.74% Budget Hike, Taxing to the Max

Since the Property Tax Cap limits non-Home Rule tax districts to a 1.5% inflationary increase for next year’s total tax take, plus new construction, it is difficult to understand why McHenry’s Grade School Board is asking for 8.74%. The difference … Continue reading

Those Interested Enough in Running for School Board to Pick Up Petitions

Petitions for school boards are being handed out by the McHenry County Clerk’s Office this year. Those getting them have an opportunity to sign their names and put other information on a legal pad. You see the results from earlier … Continue reading