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TaxFACTS Town Hall Meeting Draws More Than 100 People

The Kane County Chronicle reports that more than 100 people came out on Monday night to find out more about Geneva School District 304

Geneva TaxFACTS has enough of a following to draw more than 100 people to a community forum on school spending, the Kane County Chronicle reports.

The , hosted by the citizens group, was held Monday night at the , 2300 South St., Geneva.

According to the Chronicle story, the discussion touched on the recent dispute over enrollment projections the School District distributed prior to the 2007 building bond referendum. TaxFACTS co-founder Bob McQuillan and other member of the group have of School Board members and administrators who were responsible for the release of the projections, which were .

The article said McQuillan called on the School District to reduce spending by 5 percent in each of the next three years and to hold teachers union contract negotiations in an open forum.

“There is no question that every resident supports a quality education, but at some point the community has to question, at what cost," McQuillan said on the TaxFACTS website.

Noel G. Rooks June 09, 2012 at 03:05 AM
@Pete - well, I guess everyone sees thing differently. There are 759 public high schools in Illinois according to Education Bug. 29th means that GHS is in the top 4 percent by that ranking, using that number.
John R June 10, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Gayle, The middle camera eliminates a blind spot. I believe the camera's are in place for a number of reasons. Probably the primary reason is to reduce our exposure to litigation in the event of school bus violence or bullying situations or whatever.... They are there as a result of the times. jr
Bob McQuillan June 10, 2012 at 05:18 AM
before this expense is approved, the board needs to ask questions about the true need for 3 cameras per bus. How often are they really used, are we replacing cameras not because they are broken but because the district wants digital cameras and how many cameras do neighboring districts have in their buses. The board needs to start questioning every expense in front of the public. Administrators need to prove the expense is needed not just wanted. Review the budget line by line not by fund summaries.
G.Ryan June 10, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Thanks John and Bob for your input. I have discussed this issue with many of the residents of Geneva and they asked the same question, What do they NEED that for? If there is bullying on the bus. The bus driver should not transport that child and he should be removed immediately. There are other methods out there to solve these issues without monetary increased expense.
G.Ryan June 10, 2012 at 04:35 PM
It the camera is placed for a blind spot wouldn't that already be installed in the buses prior to their purchase as one of their safety features?

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