Talking to the Board...

A Shakespearean Tragedy In The Making

Rick Holinger 
Kane County Chronicle, January 13, 2012                                                                                       

Once Macbeth becomes convinced he can murder Duncan and rule the country on his own, there’s no talking to him. Blind to his own downfall, he cuts himself off from

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Public Presentation -School Board Meeting January 9, 2012

During the public comment period at the January 9th, 2012, Geneva School District Board of Education Meeting, several local residents spoke to the board concerning the current debt incurred by the district. They recapped possible steps needed to repay the debt, including the creation of a board financial task force consisting of three sitting board members as well five residents from the community.

To view the materials presented to the board, click on the attachments below.

Tax Levy - Email to School Board December 2011

(December 15, 2011, Sent via email to Geneva School Board)

Unfortunately I was not able to attend the latest school board meeting on December 12, regarding the tax increase of 1.5%. It seems as in previous years, certain members of this board as well as the school administrators are not inclined to listen or allow public comment on why taxes need to raised year after year.

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How to pay off the debt - School Board Meeting December 2011

December 11, 2011 

Good evening and thank you for allowing me to comment this evening. 

Three years ago four Geneva residents got together at Panera Bread and decided that we had to do something about our increasing property taxes. And thus For Accountable Controlled Tax Spending FACTS was born. What we said three years ago is even truer today – Our property taxes are out of control and will only increase over the next 8 years. 

Read more: How to pay off the debt - School Board Meeting December 2011

Facts from FACTS - School Board Meeting August 2009

Good evening and thank you for allowing me to address the school board tonight.

I wanted to share several FACTS with you this evening; by the way that is also the name of a group that I belong to FACTS - For Accountable Controlled Tax Spending

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