Category Archives: Norridge School D80
At last night’s Rosemont School District 78, the Board had placed on their agenda (see link http://www.rosemont78.org/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/5988a8c8ca5a6/12-11-17publicboardagenda.pdf ) an action item that the Rosemont School Board voted on whether to approve the Resolution of School District 80’s request … Continue reading →
Mannheim School District 83 Hired Consultants to Review LASEC’s (Leyden Special Education CoOp) Operation of Enger School In The Fall of 2016; So Why Fail to Disclose a Taxpayer Paid Report to the Public ?
Mannheim School District 83 retained the services of TJ Consultants in the Fall of 2016 to review the programing and instructional strategies at Enger School. This report that was issued in the Spring of 2017 can be found … Continue reading →
Can Leyden Area Special Education CoOp (LASEC) Reinvent Themselves ? Or Is It Best That the CoOp Be Disbanded ?
On February 7, 2017, I wrote a blog article https://royfmc.com/2017/02/03/is-leyden-area-special-education-coop-lasec-obsolete-should-norwood-park-grammar-schools-withdraw-from-lasec-and-consolidate-special-education-services/ questioning whether LASEC was obsolete and whether Norwood Park Grammar Schools should disband ? Nine months later it has become clear that at least Norridge School District 80 and the … Continue reading →
LASEC filled a unique community need in Leyden and Norwood Park Townships over the last 50 years by working with teachers, school leaders, and member school districts to improve educational and support services for students with disabilities, including the following … Continue reading →
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner lost an unprecedented battle with the “Springfield insiders” he once campaigned to dethrone when lawmakers approved a budget deal and $5 billion tax hike over his objections, and without the pro-business reforms the Republican promised for … Continue reading →
In conjunction with this week’s passage of a state budget for fiscal year 2018, the Illinois General Assembly approved a new law that significantly changes the Illinois Pension Code by creating an optional “Tier III” benefit structure and changing the … Continue reading →
One of the maddening aspects of the state’s ongoing financial crisis is that some obvious long-term solutions are rarely considered. One solution to the massive tax collections by state and local government is to reduce the number of local governments. … Continue reading →
Last year legislators from both sides of the aisle came together to approve a “smart streamlining” bill (Senate Bill 3) that would enable all 102 Illinois counties to begin merging or eliminating overlapping, and arguably, unnecessary units of government, including … Continue reading →
Current discussion to create grade centers in Norridge School District 80 raises a specter that has been debated numerous times throughout our country. The relative benefit of one particular grade configuration over another has been the subject of this … Continue reading →