Category Archives: Schiller Park School District 81

Can Illinois Governor Rainer 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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East Leyden Awards Ceremony 


Attending Awards Ceremony with RJ and MJ at East Leyden #mccampbell #rjmccampbell #royfmccampbell https://t.co/iFUMHYQYZX ​​

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Are Grade Centers the Answer for Norridge SD 80 ?


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

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Is Leyden Area Special Education CoOp (LASEC) Obsolete ?  Should Norwood Park Grammar Schools Withdraw From LASEC and Consolidate Special Education Services ?


  Leyden Area Special Education CoOp (LASEC) is a partnership organization composed of Leyden SD212, Elmwood Park Consolidated SD401 ,  Ridgewood SD234 , Mannheim SD83, Franklin Park SD84,  River Grove SD85.5 ,  Rhodes SD84.5 , Norridge SD80, Pennoyer SD79, Union … Continue reading

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Why Schools Resist Consolidating —-There are financial and educational benefits to merging small school districts, yet it’s almost always a hard sell.


No great surprise here: A recent audit in New Jersey recommended that the state move forward with school district consolidation efforts. While New Jersey has already merged several school districts, it still has some 545 of them, more than many … Continue reading

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