Category Archives: Schiller Park School District 81

Rosemont SD78 Opposes Norridge SD80 Withdrawl From Leyden Area Special Education CoOp (LASEC)


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

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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

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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

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What is the Future of the Leyden Area Special Education CoOp (LASEC) ?l


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

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Can Illinois Governor Rauner Be Re-Elected ?


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

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Local School Districts Have To Now Pay Some Additional Teacher Pension Costs


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

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Leyden and Norwood Park Townships Need To Seriously Consider School District Consolidation 


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

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Community Fundraisers We Should Consider Attending


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In Schiller Park, I Predict…………………….


It’s 4 pm on Election Day in Schiller Park, and it is clear by the turn out and conversations that Nick Caiafa and his entire slate are the clear winners.      Let me be the first to congratulate Nick … Continue reading

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A Memory of an Election Past


As the normal acrimony builds in suburban elections in the western suburbs of Chicago, as we approach the April 4, 2017, local government elections where there are contested seats, it brings back memories of an election in Schiller Park in … Continue reading

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