KIDS 67

Keep Improving District 67 Schools

 
 

Vote YES on November 6th

The Problem is Real


  1. Students’ learning is being compromised because of insufficient funding:


  1. Programs and curricula already eliminated or severely reduced: STEM high school prep  curriculum, art and music programs, all-day kindergarten, reading and math support, library/media program, special education support, and other curricular programs


  1. Additional programs already eliminated or severely reduced are extra-curricular sports and clubs, classroom aids, custodial positions, the textbook fund, and more


  1. Without a YES vote the risk or large class sizes and multi-grade classes is real and significant


  1. Major structural repairs and safety improvements must be made at both school buildings


  1. Major facility improvements, including state-mandated improvements, are needed at both schools


  1. State and federal funding has drastically declined


  1. The district’s operating fund balance is at 27% of annual expenditures and will dip below state recommended levels by next year


  1. Loss of local businesses and existence of TIF district have significantly decreased tax dollar support to the school district

Steps Already Taken


  1. The district has reduced both certified and non-certified staff, has restructured district/business office to save money, and has put salary freezes on non-certified staff and/or reductions with new hires


  1. The Golf Teachers’ Association has made concessions over the past two years in the form of

  2. salary reductions,

  3. freeze on tuition reimbursement, and reductions and eliminations in extra duty activities and athletics


  4. Deep cuts already made:


  1. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for high school readiness reduced


  2. Reading and Math support reduced


  3. Library/media program reduced


  4. Full time art and music programs eliminated


  5. Textbook budget reduced


  6. All-day kindergarten eliminated


  7. Sports and other extra-curricular programs reduced and eliminated


  8. Early/late bus transportation eliminated


  9. Tech support has been moved in-house


  1. Landscaping and snow removal have been moved in-house


  1. Food service for students has been outsourced


  1. The district has made a 25% reduction in supplies over the past two years in all programs

The Proposal is Responsible


  1. There has been no referendum for district taxpayers for over 43 years, since 1969


  1. The district is asking its voters to pass two referenda, one covering the facilities budget and the other covering the operating budget.  The combined cost to district households is estimated at $78 per $1,000 of property taxes currently paid

We are working to save our schools and protect our children’s education, and we need your help.



Vote YES to protect educational excellence and uphold our community values.

KIDS 67 is made up of residents of Golf School District 67 who understand that outstanding schools make for

outstanding communities. 

We value our schools and know that to maintain

our current high quality of education,

the entire community must work together

to ensure that our schools remain adequately funded.

This communication was paid for by KIDS 67 - Supporting District 67 Referenda.


A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.

Register to vote now:

Skokie Courthouse

5600 W. Old Orchard Rd.

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Morton Grove, Niles,

Glenview or Skokie

Village Halls

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Early Voting Is Now Going On!

Monday, October 22 - Saturday, November 3, 2012

Grace-Period Registration is going on from October 10 - November 3, 2012

Skokie Courthouse 5600 W. Old Orchard Rd.

in office of Clerk of Court, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

You must bring 2 forms of ID, one with your current residential address,

and after you register, you will vote immediately there.


Absentee Ballot requests available through November 1, 2012.

You must request a ballot by November 1st at this web site:

http://www.cookcountyclerk.com/elections/mailvoting/Pages/default.aspx

Print it out and mail it in. 

They will send you a ballot, which you must mail in as quickly as possible, and it will be accepted up to 14 days AFTER the election.

Vote YES to keep schools safe, to restore quality education programs, and

to maintain the high quality education our children deserve


Your YES vote on November 6th on two referenda will


  1. restore facilities budget (buildings and grounds)

  2. restore operations budget (programs and staff)