CL High School District 155 Board Saves Taxpayers $758,000 a Year…Forever

Ran into Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board President Ted Wagner and he told me something I did not know before. The High School Board “left $758,000 on the table.” Those were his words. What’s that mean? It means … Continue reading

Scott Vetter’s Comments to District 155 High School Board

Comments as read by Scott C. Vetter to the D155 Board of Education on May 17th, 2016: After serving in the United States Navy, I decided to transfer my newly acquired leadership skills to the manufacturing world. I am, today, considered, … Continue reading

Scott Vetter Views the Johnnie Thomas Contract Renewal/Bonus Meeting of the District 155 High School Board

Crystal Lake Republican Precinct Committeeman attended last night’s meeting of the Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board of Education. Here’s what he took away: Johnnie Thomas Gets Contract Extended Two Years Last night the D155 School Board addressed the … Continue reading

CL Chamber Hosts Tax District Officials – Part 3

We finish our coverage of the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce’s meeting with local governmental officials by looking at the answers to a question about the public’s biggest misconceptions and things governmental officials wish people knew. First up was Crystal … Continue reading

CL Chamber Hosts Tax District Officials – Part 2

At Thursday morning’s Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce governmental forum, there was a question and answer session. There was a well-researched question asking about what tax districts were doing about duplication of services: “From 2009 through 2012, Countywide Equalized Assessed … Continue reading

CL Chamber Hosts Tax District Officials – Part 1

The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce held its first Town Hall meeting Thursday morning. It was the usual time for such meetings, set so business people can attend before business hours. This time the public was allowed to come.  There … Continue reading

District 155 To Demolish Bleachers

Here is the state from Crystal Lake High School District 155 Board President Ted Wagner on the loss in the suit challenging their right to build the South High School bleachers: Regarding Illinois Supreme Court Ruling on Crystal Lake South … Continue reading

District 155 Off to Supreme Court on Bleacher Issue

A press release from Crystal Lake High School District 155: District 155 Board Of Education Seeks Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Regarding Crystal Lake South Bleachers Law Firm to Provide Services at No-Cost to District Due to Significant Adverse Impact to … Continue reading

District 155 Press Release on New Teachers’ Contract

Looking for whether my son’s school district will follow Chicago’s example and close school Monday, I found this press release.  I thought it might be of interest: DISTRICT 155, EDUCATION ASSOCIATION RATIFY CONTRACT The Community High School District 155 board … Continue reading

District 155 Email to Parents Says Teachers Offers 5% over Three Years, But Asks Teachers to Pay More of Pension Cost

An email to parents of District 155 students: Dear Parents: Today, the District 155 board of education submitted its final offer to the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (IELRB) for public display on its website. As I am sure you … Continue reading

Fight Over South High School Bleachers Delayed, District 155: “It’s Not a Trivial Issue,” City of Crystal Lake: “Two Legal Positions Are Exactly Opposite”

The City of Crystal Lake has apparently decided to defend its zoning powers vigorously after being brought into the South High School Bleacher case by District 155. As a result of an agreed order entered by Judge Thomas Meyer, the … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley Says District 155’s “Brazen” Ignoring City Zoning Ordinance on South High School Bleachers “Wrong Thing to Do”

A letter about the new stadium seating at South High School was sent today from Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley to District 155 School Board President Ted Wagner. It follows two end-of-July letters from city department heads to District 155 … Continue reading

District 155 Race Put Incumbent Team Against Challenger

It’s hard to make a case that big changes need to be made in the management of Crystal Lake High School District 155. Four incumbents—Ted Wagner, Gary Oberg, Ann Somers and Dave Secrest—are being challenged by (second-time candidate) Cary resident … Continue reading