From former Cary Elementary School Board President Scott Coffey in a comment re-printed here:
“I have been keeping an eye on the local school districts as it relates to the development of their upcoming budgets and their levy assumptions in building those budgets.
“The only district that has made any information is Cary D-26.
“Their Board documents related to discussions on the tentative budgets are publicly available on their site.
“They have actually published the full tentative budget on their site.
“I believe they have assumed the full 5% increase in the levy to be collected next year.
From my research, it appears
- D-47 (Crystal Lake Grade School),
- D-155 (Crystal Lake High School), and
- D-3 (Fox River Grove Grade School)
have made no documents available to the public on their sites regarding budget assumptions or the tentative budget itself.
Prairie Grove D-46 does have a Board document that is at such a high level that its impossible to know what the levy assumption is built into their budget.
D-47 and D-155 carry the two largest levies of any taxing body in the entire County and, apparently, are dedicated to a complete lack of transparency as to what their budget will be, how it was built, and how badly they intend to jack up property taxes on their community.