A Look at the Last Woodstock School Board Meeting

Susan Handelsman’s observations from the latest Woodstock School District 200 meeting: 5-30-17 Woodstock D200 school board meeting. At their first experience in exercising  power to control spending of over $100 million taxpayer money in the presumptive highest property tax rate … Continue reading

The Woodstock School District Facilities Review Committee Members

Here are the members of the Woodstock School District’s Facilities Review Committee: Gabi Anguiano Amanda Bergstrom Jennifer Bigler Amy Blalock Tricia Bogott Catherine Cantwell Diane Carter Ray Caywood Artuor Flores Diana Frisbie Linda Gabrielson Brian Gerloff Carl Gilmore Maria Gonzalez-Echevarria … Continue reading

Woodstock School District Talks Closing School Buildings

Susan Handelsman reports on the Facility review committee meeting Motion to identify which of 49 voting committee members’ households were compensated by D200 failed to pass by a huge margin. The motion and vote were not recorded by the committee … Continue reading

Kelly Liebman Teaches Herself Lesson in Uncontested Races, Doesn’t Fill in Her Oval

A Friend of McHenry County Blog sent in a copy of the precinct letter she received from Kelly Liebmann in Greenwood Township Precinct 3. Liebmann’s letter informs voters to vote for D200 candidates Barbara Gessert and Susan Handelsman, along with … Continue reading

Susan Handelsman Outlines Possible D200 Cost Savings

Susan Handelsman laid out her candidacy for the Woodstock District 200 School Board in comments, which are re-printed below. She is running with Barbara Gessert. I am running for D200 [Woodstock] School Board. It is stunning to realize that the … Continue reading

D200 School Board Candidates Handelsman and Gessert Send Email Blast

Electronic campaigning is now the order of the day and two Woodstock School Board candidates are making use of that means of communication. Susan Handelsman and Barb Gessert attack high taxes in their email message. = = = = = … Continue reading

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

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

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

Tax Protest Suit Against Woodstock Unit School District 200 – Part 1

Attorney Tim Dwyer also has aimed his tax protest suit at Woodstock’s Unit School District 200. The first count can be found below: WOODSTOCK COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 200 – TRANSPORTATION FUND EXCESSIVE ACCUMULATION In 2011, District 200 levied $1,400,000 … 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

Woodstock School District Tax Protest Meeting Next Friday Night

Taxpayers in Woodstock District 200 are invited to a meeting about paying taxes under protest. The details are below: TAX OBJECTION LAWSUIT against Woodstock D200 Attorney Tim Dwyer will explain issues and Woodstock field questions from prospective plaintiffs: Friday September … Continue reading

Looking at More School Debt Information

Taken from bond documents by bond analyst Steve Willson is the following information: … Continue reading

Lakewood TIF Meeting

From Lakewood Village Trustee Paul Serwatka: Tonight’s village board meeting An update on tonight’s meeting. Tonight’s meeting, in my opinion, demonstrated so much of what I believe to be wrong in government, particularly at the local level. There were many … Continue reading