District 200 School Board Endorsement

The following letter to the editor appeared in the Northwest Herald and is re-printed with permission of author Kelly Liebmann, who lives in Wonder Lake: They Fight for Taxpayers The choices for overtaxed Woodstock D200 School District residents on April … 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 Handlesman Reflects on Teachers’ Union Candidates’ Night

From Woodstock District 200 Board candidate Susan Handlesman: Tuesday night’s D200 Candidates Forum hosted by Woodstock Teachers Incumbent candidates expressed an attitude of staying the course to provide excellent education  to the students, and satisfaction over their efforts on the … Continue reading

D200 School Board Member William Nattress’ Replies to Teacher Union Questionnaire

Just as with Susan Handelsman’s responses to the Woodstock Council of Teachers’ questionnaire, I found the following responses from L William Nattress III in the comment section of McHenry County Blog. I am happy to give them more readership by … 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

Cary School Board President Questions Woodstock School Board’s Time Line for Budget Cutting

Scott Coffey, President of Cary School District 26’s Board, has actually led the cutting of school budgets, In the discussion of the Woodstock School District’s excessive classroom space, he makes a point, which does not seem to have been given … Continue reading

Susan Handelsman Urges Opposition to Legislative Extension of Woodstock Downtown TIF District

Woodstock’s Susan Handelsman, now a candidate for the District 200 School Board, urges readers to contact to their llinois legislators and Governor Bruce Rauner in opposition to the General Assembly’s extension of the alreay 23-year Tax Increment Financing District is … Continue reading

Susan Handlesman Argues Against Extending Woodstock TIF

Here are comments sent to Woodstock School Board members in which Susan Handelsman urges the District 200 School Board to oppose the twelve year extension of the Downtown Tax Increment Financing District: Woodstock CUSD 200 Board of Education Members: Woodstock … Continue reading

D200 Considering Closing Three Grade Schools, Putting Woodstock North High School Students in Old Woodstock High, 5% Tax Savings Envisioned

usan Handlesman fills readers in on Woodstock School District 200 Facilities Committee recommendations: D200 Facility Review Committee (physical building review) Recommendations of our committee: Close Clay Academy Dean Street School Northwoods School and consolidate those students into remaining elementary and … Continue reading

Clinton Wins Mock Election at Woodstock North High School

Here are the results of the Mock Election for President at Woodstock North High School: For President of the United States Hillary Clinton – 194 votes Donald Trump – 165 votes Gary Johnson – 81 votes Jill Stein – 27 … Continue reading

Looking at the Woodstock School District’s Building Improvement Process

The lead watchdog of Woodstock School District 200, Susan Handlesman, writes of the Woodstock D200 Facility Review Committee meeting held Monday night: I attended the second Facility Review Committee meeting last night. The first meeting was attended by a 9-1 … 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