School Districts Getting Ready for Referendums, Elections in April

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), February 23, 2005 | Go to article overview

School Districts Getting Ready for Referendums, Elections in April


Byline: Chad Brooks

With the April election less than six weeks away, area groups in both Palatine-Township High School District 211 and Barrington Area Unit District 220 want to make sure residents are up to date on the issues facing them.

In Barrington, the District 220 PTO President's Council will host a candidates forum, for all eight candidates for running for a seat on the school board, at 9:30 a.m. on March 11 at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy.

The forum will start with a short period of introduction by each candidate, followed by a question-and-answer session using questions from the audience members.

Running for the four 4-year terms are incumbents Deb Etzel, Jeff Nordquist and Sam Oliver, along with challengers Patricia Davis, Sharon Orr, Penelope "Penny" Kasmier, Dale Griffith and Thomas Krettler.

Those in District 211 wanting to learn more about the district's tax increase request will have a chance to do so March 12.

The Forum for Independents and Republicans of Schaumburg Township (FIRST) will host an open forum on the District 211 education fund referendum at 1 p.m. March 12 in the Rasmussen South room at the Schaumburg Township District Library, 130 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.

Residents will have a chance to learn more about the referendum, which is asking residents to raise the district portion of the tax rate 40 cents per $100 of equalized assessed valuation.

District 211 Superintendent Roger Thornton has said residents with homes valued at $350,000 would see a $350 increase over the next two years in the district's portion of the tax bill.

Questions from the audience will be welcomed.

Craft time: Now that winter is in its fading days, local booster clubs in Schaumburg and Palatine are preparing for their annual craft fairs which will be held next month. …

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