Public school boards are elected to negotiate on behalf of local taxpayers with public employee unions. Teacher's unions in Oak Park and River Forest will have representatives on both sides of the table if Ralph Martire is elected April 2 to the OPRF High School District 200 board.
The recent news that some of the state’s wealthier school districts are eligible for property tax relief reveals not just the flaws in the General Assembly’s 2017 evidence-based funding formula that initiated the relief program, but the entire K-12 funding system itself, says former State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton).
School counselor and "diversity consultant" Binita Donohue leads a special Oak Park-River Forest High School District 200 board meeting Monday night centered on how to equalize academic performance between white and black students.
The average teacher in Oak Park-River Forest D200 received $135,194 in total compensation during the 2015-2016 school year for working nine months, according to an analysis of Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Teachers Retirement System (TRS) records by the West Cook News.
Forest Park School District 91, Hillside School District 93 and Lindop School District 92 reported the smallest student-to-administrator ratios in West Suburbs, according to the latest Illinois Schools Report Card.
Public school administrators in River Forest Public Schools District 90, Lyons Township High School District 204 and Oak Park-River Forest School District 200 earn the highest average salary in West Suburbs, according to the latest Illinois schools report card.
Out of school districts in West Suburbs, Proviso Township High School District 209 paid the most in penalties since 2005 for spiking employee salaries to boost outgoing teachers' retirement benefits, according to data obtained from the Teachers Retirement System of Illinois.
School districts in Forest Park, Bellwood and Franklin Park were among those in Illinois that paid the most in penalties since 2005 for spiking employee salaries to boost outgoing teachers' retirement benefits, according to data obtained from the Teacher
Pleasantdale School District 107, Central Stickney School District 110 and Hillside School District 93 received the best financial ratings by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for their 2017 finances.
Central Stickney School District 110, Riverside School District 96 and Oak Park-River Forest School District 200 were among the 640 Illinois school districts that achieved "financial recognition" by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for their 2
The three major local government entities serving the Village of Oak Park have more than doubled their spending over the past 40 years, according to an analysis by Local Government Information Services, which publishes West Cook News.