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Want to Know About D219’s Financial State?

District 219 will be holding an open forum regarding the district’s current financial state on March 13.

District 219 is inviting residents and business owners alike to hear the district’s current financial state. The open forum will take place at Niles West High School, 5701 Oakton St., on March 13 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place in the south lobby commons.

Superintendent Nanciann Gatta will provide an overview of the district’s financial status, including district revenues and expenditures. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions or add comments about the district’s finances.

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h m February 27, 2013 at 01:52 PM
Are they going to provide what they want to show us or are they going to give audited reports? D219 can make the statements show anything they want them to show.
J S February 27, 2013 at 08:36 PM
J S Combine all school districts within Niles Township into one! Since all grammar school districts within the Township feed into Niles Township Dist 219 (Niles West/North) establish one school district, including the two high schools, one parent from each district and supplement the board with representatives from the business sector with no school affiliation. This would allow equal representation for all within the Township. Curriculums would be standardized to insure a student's education progression from grammar to high school. It also would insure directional governance for both high schools which now is only overseen by its own governing board. It would create unity in the educational process. If you go on-line and review the job/pay structure of just Superintendents and Assistant Superintendents within the Township you can easily calculate the enormous savings opportunity. Couple this with all the other positions that could be merged and you are in the multi-million dollar savings arena. The taxing authority should also be removed from this entity since it has obviously been abused. Needs for any additional monies should be put forth in referendum form to be approved or not by Township voters. A single School Board will result in sufficient revenue creation and reduce the prospect of seeking additional funds well into the future. It is obvious that maintaining the status quo is unsustainable. DO THE MATH!
Earl Weiss February 27, 2013 at 09:45 PM
JS, great idea, Will never happen and it does not need to be that complicated. Dist 73 has one school but it has a Principal pulling down over $100K and a Superintendant pulling down over $200k. I could see why the Chicago public schools need a superintendant. ( I know it's a CEO not a Super.) 219 has 2 schools. elimiante the Superintendant. Let the principals talk to each other. 73.5 Has 2.1 schools. Eliminate that Super as well. I suggested this to Vicki Gunther when she was a Super. Her response was something to the effect of how much time the Super spends filling out governement mandated forms. You could pay a clerk a lot less than a Super to fill out forms. 73 has one school. Why does it need a Super? The beaurocracy will not shrink simply because their is consolidation.

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