This is an excerpt from a letter I sent to the school District 41 in Lake Villa regarding the boundary lines. I haven't heard back from them.
I have never felt so helpless and humiliated. I know the board had already made up its mind on moving our kids from Thompson to Martin. Pleviak kids had 16 months to know they were going to be moved; we get 2 weeks.
It's funny to see that there is no minorities on the board or in the Cedar Crossing neighborhood. We are minorities. My husband and I were born and raised in this state. And not until today this board of education made us feel like our opinion did not count.
We always told many people how proud we were of our district, but today I can honestly say I am truly sick to my stomach.
It's all about the politics and the money -- just because our city is not Lake Villa. It is Round Lake Beach and we pay the same taxes. We feel discriminated against.
Also, I am a disabled parent and driving my daughter every day to Martin, because she gets sick riding the bus, will take a toll on my disability.
Your boundary committee consisted of parents from district 41 but none from the Country Walk neighborhood. That's not fair at all to us. It is not fair to the working parents that had to sit through these two meetings to be made fun of, and laugh, because the board members had their minds made up.
Please. I am begging the board to reconsider.
Round Lake Beach