Taxes for Schools, This Year & Last Year

Since schools comprise the bulk of property tax dollars, I thought some might be interested in seeing how they changed from last year to this year. Although the percentage change column is labeled “% Change + of -” the first … 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

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

MCC Remedial English by High School Districts

Yesterday, McHenry County Blog published the percentage of incoming freshmen at McHenry County College require remedial math classes. The best high school district was Huntley’s at 46% needing help to be able to take a college course. Today, we look … Continue reading

All Quiet on the High School Board Front Except for Challenge in Richmond-Burton and Free-for-All in McHenry

Those who wanted to file for school board have done so. The deadline was yesterday. Here’s who running for what, high school districts first: The three incumbents up for election in Marengo High School District 154 have filed for office … Continue reading

Home Schoolers Bat Fifty-Fifty

Richmond-Burton High School says home schoolers can participate in athletics and clubs, according to a Northwest Herald article by Kathy Gresey. But, Carpentersville School District 300, which has a home school Dad on its board, turned thumbs down on the … Continue reading

Home Schoolers Bat Fifty-Fifty

Richmond-Burton High School says home schoolers can participate in athletics and clubs, according to a Northwest Herald article by Kathy Gresey. But, Carpentersville School District 300, which has a home school Dad on its board, turned thumbs down on the … Continue reading