Daily Herald Can’t Resist Another Swipe at District 300 Board

Here’s the short little whomp from Saturday’s editorial page:

Darn media again!

Some School District 300 board members are sure it’s the media’s fault the public has misconceptions about the district’s attitude toward open meetings and freedom of information laws.

Um, it wasn’t the media who banned a district taxpayer from district property over information requests.

And it isn’t the media who are in need of a review of those pertinent laws.

It’s the responsibility of the school board, not the district administration, to know the laws, set the district’s policies accordingly and see that they are followed.

“We need to make sure we have a good handle on what the law is, as well as our philosophy on disseminating information,” said board member Anne Miller.


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The flat screen television set you see is in the District 300 administration building where one goes to pick up freedom of information requests.

It’s not playing highlights of the last District 300 board meeting. It’s playing, oh no, yes, it’s CNN. Certainly not FOX News.


Daily Herald Can’t Resist Another Swipe at District 300 Board — 1 Comment

  1. Does it surprise anyone that this flatscreen is in the administration office lobby? Does it seem right that this wonderful display of “we got big bucks” is more important to this administration than to get this money to the classrooms? Carpentersville Middle School is next door and to this date has received $0 in Instructional Technology, deLacey is two doors down and received $0 for Instructional Technology, and finally Parkview Elem is three doors down and has received $0 in Instructional Technology. Funny thing is CMS is scheduled to receive $314,000 – deLacey $110,000 and Parkview $275,000 (this according to the Needs Assessment and the Commitment Summary of 4/5/2007) Will there be classes coming from the three schools just down the road to watch an educational video on this technology? They could call it a fieldtrip and they wouldn’t even need costly bus services (or taxi cabs). And why are they tuned in to CNN? Why not run the presentation they brought to Moody’s in New York back in February, afterall they are still patting themselves on the back for that one, let’s see it, I’ll bring the popcorn.

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