Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Reader agrees with Lake Forest Caucus.
Wednesday, April 3
Dear Editor, Like the Lake Forest Caucus, I enthusiastically endorse Jeff Folker for the District 67 School Board. Over the past three years, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Jeff on both the District 67 APT Executive Board and the Spirit of 67 Foundation Board. During this time, I have gotten to know him well and see first-hand his dedication to and passion for District 67, his “hands on” work ethic, his natural leadership, his “out of the box”, data-driven approach to problem solving, and his ability to get people to work together toward a common, well-defined goal…all characteristics that make Jeff an excellent candidate for the District 67 School Board! Jeff and I were both APT Presidents at the same time – Jeff at …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
District 67 School Board President Julia Wold and Lake Forest High School Board President Sharon Golan respond to the recent 'Chicago Tribune' article on Lake Forest schools.
A Chicago Tribune article published last weekend reflected on questionable spending by the Lake Forest school board on former superintendent Harry Griffith, especially concerning forgiveness of a $75,000 loan to purchase a house, large travel expenses and his school-paid-for car being given to him after he retired. Lake Forest School Board Presidents — Julia Wold of District 67 and Sharon Golan of District 115 — have offered their responses to the article through a joint statement. “The Tribune article lacked comparative data from other school districts regarding compensation, retirement benefits, travel expenses, etc," Golan said in a statement released Monday. "For the past two decades countless financial reports and independent audits …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The 'Chicago Tribune' investigates spending during Harry Griffith's time as superintendent.
The Chicago Tribune reported this weekend on the questionable spending practices implemented by the Lake Forest's District 67 and District 115 school boards. While overseeing the two districts, which share administrators, former superintendent Harry Griffith was among the highest paid public school administrators in the state, with a salary of $362,000 in the 2011-12 school year alone, the Tribune reports. Besides his salary, he also reaped numerous other benefits – the school boards forgave him a $75,000 loan to buy a house, he traveled twice yearly to an educators conference at a resort in California, the district provided a car – as well as gas and maintenance – which they let him keep upon retirement. The Chicago Tribune also reported …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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