School Board and Geneva Tax Facts Meetings

School Board and Forum Meetings

Below are 2013/2014,  2012/2013  and 2011/2012 school board meetings and accompanying videos coded with shortcuts by topic.  Meetings for the 2013-14 school year begin in July. All meetings are Monday at 7pm and at Williamsburg Elementary School unless otherwise specified.  Be sure to sign up on our mailing list so you can be reminded ahead of time. Encourage your neighbors who are concerned about taxes to attend a meeting. The public is always invited.  If you find it difficult to hear what is going on, the school board has suggested you raise your hand.  Note: "Board Retreats" are also open to the public.

2013/2014 School Year 

December 9, 2013 Regular meeting - Vote on Tax Levy Click to see video
December 9, 2013 Finance Committee Click to see video
December 2, 2013 Public Forum-School Brd- 4 topics Click to see video
November 25, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
November 11, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
November 11, 2013 Finance Committee Click to see video
October 28, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
October 15, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
October 15, 2013 Finance Committee Click to see video
October 7, 2013 Assessor's Reports-Finance Com. Click to see video
September 23, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
September 9, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video

September 9, 2013

Finance Committee

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August 26, 2013

Regular Meeting

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August 12, 2013

Regular Meeting

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August 12, 2013

Finance Committee

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July 29, 2013

Finance Committee

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July 22, 2013

Regular Meeting

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2012/2013 School Year 

July 9, 2012

Finance Committee-Wm Blair Presentation

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July 9, 2012

Special Meeting of Bd. of Education

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July 23, 2012

Regular Meeting

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July 30, 2012 

Finance Committee

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August 13, 2012 

Regular Meeting

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August 13, 2012 

Finance Committee

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August 27, 2012 

Regular Meeting

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August 29, 2012

Geneva Tax FACTS Community Town Hall Meeting #2

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September 10, 2012

Regular Meeting

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September 10, 2012

Finance Committee

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September 24, 2012

Regular Meeting

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October 9, 2012

Regular Meeting

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October 9, 2012

Finance Committee

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October 17, 2012

Special Board Meeting

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October 22, 2012

Regular Meeting

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November 5, 2012

Special Meeting of Bd of Education

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November 5, 2012

Finance Committee

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November 12, 2012 Regular Meeting Click to see video
November 20, 2012 Special Meeting of Bd of Education Click to see video
November 26, 2012 Regular Meeting Click to see video
November 30, 2012 Board Retreat Meeting Click to see video 
December 10, 2012 Finance Committee Click to see video
December 10, 2012  Regular Meeting  Click to see video 
January 14, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
January 14, 2013 Public Forum-Coultrap School Click to see video
January 28, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
February 11, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
February 11, 2013 Finance Committee Click to see video
February 25, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
February 25, 2013 Policy Committee Meeting Click to see video
March 11, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
March 11, 2013 Finance Committee Click to see video
March 20, 2013 Candidates Forum-Dollars & Sense - Alderman/School Board Click to see video
March 20, 2013 Candidates Forum-Dollars & Sense - Mayoral  Click to see video
April 8, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
April 8, 2013 Finance Committee Click to see video
April 22, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
May 13, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
May 28, 2013 Regular Meeting Not recorded. Camera not available. 
June 10, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video
June 10, 2013 Finance Meeting Click to see video
June 24, 2013 Regular Meeting Click to see video

 2011/2012 School Year

Febuary 27, 2012

Regular Meeting

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March 12, 2012

Regular Meeting

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March 16, 2012 (Friday, 6:30 pm)

CANCELLED

 

March 17, 2012 (Saturday, 8:30 am)

Board Retreat, Central Office, 227   N. Fourth St.

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April 9, 2012

Regular Meeting

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April 23, 2012

Regular Meeting

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May 14, 2012

Regular Meeting, Recognition of   Retirees

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May 29, 2012 (Tuesday)

Regular Meeting

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June 4, 2012

Geneva Tax FACTS Community Town Hall Meeting


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June 11, 2012

Regular Meeting

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June 25, 2012

Regular Meeting

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Use the link below for specific details of the next and past school board meetings. 

Agenda and Agenda Packets for School Board Meetings

When you click on the DATE for the meeting, you will be brought to a page that displays the Agenda for the evening as well as the Agenda Packet.  The Agenda Packet is available late in the day on the Friday preceeding the Monday meeting.  The Agenda Packet contains clickable links to the documentation for the agenda item.

GenevaTaxFACTS Community Town Hall Meeting#2 - August 29th, 2012 SUMMARY



On Wednesday, August 29, 2012  GenevaTaxFACTSl hosted a SECOND Community Town Hall Meeting .  The information presented included a sunmary from a representative of the financial community of how the school district bonds were structured after the 2007 referendum, a comparison of teacher salaries for 2009-2011 and current teacher’s contract, discussion of the proposed 2012-2013 school budget (Revenues of approx. $89.8M-Expenditures of $93.7M) and the issue of a tax levy increase in next year’s property taxes.  Dialog following the topics with solutions presented by those present as well as questions from the audience are included here.

GenevaTaxFACTS hosts Community Town Hall Meeting on June 4th

On June 4, 2012,  GenevaTaxFACTS hosted a Community Town Hall Meeting  at the First Baptist Church in Geneva.  Founder of the group, Bob McQuillan,  presented an overview of the financial situation of the Geneva Community School District 304 and how property taxes could be affected over the next 10 years.

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GenevaTaxFACTS provides solution to school board meeting access

Steve Sheehan
March 24, 2012

(Click to see list of available videos for school board meetings )

A creative solution is often driven by a sense of frustration. Take for example having access to the record of board meetings conducted by our taxing bodies. These meetings are governed in Illinois by the Open Meetings Act. One of the key provisions is

5 ILCS 120/2.01) (from Ch. 102, par. 42.01) Sec. 2.01. All meetings required by this Act to be public shall be held at specified times and places which are convenient and open to the public. No meeting required by this Act to be public shall be held on a legal holiday unless the regular meeting day falls on that holiday.

If you poll the 9,000 plus real estate taxpayers in Geneva, you will find a range of dates and times that they would deem “convenient.” If you work in the tri-cities area you might feel that

Read more: GenevaTaxFACTS provides solution to school board meeting access