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  • Itasca parents still trying to save school programs May 16, 2013 10:03 PM
    It appears likely Itasca Elementary District 10 will begin classes next fall with fewer middle school programs. Nevertheless, parents in the district still hope to convince the school board to reverse a decision to eliminate seventh-grade Spanish, family and consumer science, and a media center director position at F.E. Peacock Middle School. “We feel pretty defeated, but there’s always hope,” parent Linda Wellander said Thursday.

     
  • District 10 program cuts likely despite parent donations May 9, 2013 4:21 PM
    Itasca Elementary District 10 officials are pursuing plans to eliminate some middle school programs next year, despite tens of thousands of dollars in community donations and a much lower-than-expected budget deficit for this year. The tentative decision to cut seventh-grade Spanish, family and consumer science and a media center director at F.E. Peacock Middle School came Wednesday night during a marathon school board meeting. A final vote still must be taken to make the changes official.

     
  • Itasca District 10 repeals some cuts Apr 30, 2013 11:24 PM
    Itasca Elementary District 10 officials have scaled back plans to lay off teachers and eliminate programs to address next year's projected $375,000 budget shortfall. Still, parents say any cuts at the district's three schools would be unacceptable. "This is about our kids," parent Michael Wolfe said on Tuesday. "Every program and every teacher should be immediately reinstated."

     
  • DuPage school districts honored in Itasca Apr 22, 2013 4:53 PM
    Twenty DuPage County schools were recognized in Itasca on Monday for being named to the 2012 Illinois Honor Roll, which celebrates schools showing substantial academic improvement.

     
  • Why DuPage voters rejected property tax hikes Apr 11, 2013 9:21 AM
    Several DuPage County school districts were licking their wounds Wednesday after voters defeated requests for more money to build a new school in Oak Brook, an early childhood center in Wheaton and an indoor pool at Lake Park. Here’s what went wrong.

     
  • No tax increase in Itasca District 10 Apr 9, 2013 11:12 PM
    A proposed tax increase to help cover operating costs in Itasca Elementary District 10 fizzled at the ballot box Tuesday. The measure, which would have added $1 million annually to the district budget, failed 1,107 votes to 743, according to unofficial results.

     
  • Several DuPage taxing bodies asking for more money Apr 7, 2013 9:11 PM
    Knowing they won't get another chance to ask voters for more money until next year, several government bodies in DuPage County are seeking approval for tax increases in Tuesday's election. A variety of ballot questions will be decided, from Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200's $17.6 million proposal to replace an aging preschool to a proposed sales-tax hike in Winfield.

     
  • Watchdog group battles Dist. 10 over tax increase Mar 27, 2013 8:27 AM
    A government watchdog group is leading opposition against Itasca Elementary District 10's effort to convince voters to approve a property tax increase to raise more money for operations. Now both sides are debating over how much the proposal tax hike would cost property owners if it's adopted on April 9.

     
  • Endorsement: Yes for increase in Itasca Dist. 10 Mar 24, 2013 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voters approve a request for a property tax increase to fun Itasca Elementary District 10.

     
  • Charles Sprandel: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Charles Sprandel, running for Itasca District 10 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Marty Lundeen: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Marty Lundeen, running for Itasca District 10 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Daniel Kolar: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Daniel Kolar, running for Itasca District 10 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Natalie Brinkley: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Natalie Brinkley, running for Itasca District 10 School Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Tax increase questions on several DuPage ballots Feb 10, 2013 8:00 AM
    Voters in several DuPage County communities will weigh in this spring on an array of ballot questions from governmental entities, including five that are seeking more tax money.

     
  • Dist. 10 OK’s one tax increase question, rejects another Dec 12, 2012 10:55 PM
    After mulling one or two possible tax increase proposals this spring and collecting community input for several months, the Itasca Elementary District 10 school board chose to pursue only one spring referendum question.

     
  • Itasca Dist. 10 voters could see two April referendums Nov 20, 2012 4:19 PM
    Voters in Itasca Elementary District 10 could be asked to improve tax increases in April to address both a projected $500,000 budget shortfall and the need for an addition at Franzen Intermediate School. District officials have until mid-January to decide whether to put one or more referendum questions on the spring ballot. he district is facing a shortfall of more than $500,000 this fiscal year in its $20 million annual budget.

     
  • 6 of 30 DuPage districts passing No Child Left Behind standards Oct 31, 2012 8:10 AM
    Out of 30 DuPage County school districts, only six smaller, relatively affluent DuPage districts remain ahead of the curve of No Child Left Behind standards, according to the annual state report card data released today. The 2012 report card data measure student achievement on standardized testing.

     
  • Itasca District 10 seeks feedback on possible tax increase, budget cuts Sep 12, 2012 8:37 PM
    As Itasca Public School District 10 faces a $500,00 budget deficit in the next fiscal year, officials are hosting meetings with parents to see if they would be open to a tax increase, want only budget cuts, or a mix of both.

     
  • Itasca District 10 might ask voters for tax hike Jun 13, 2012 11:32 PM
    Although the possibility is almost one year away, officials in Itasca Elementary District 10 are considering a referendum asking permission to raise taxes. The idea comes as the district is moving to use about $350,000 from its $1 million savings fund to plug a budget shortfall for next year. The district has not asked residents for a tax increase in decades.

     
  • Itasca Dist. 10 bracing for budget shortfall May 9, 2012 4:07 PM
    Officials in Itasca School District 10 will seek feedback this fall from the community on how to deal with a budget shortfall for next school year. School board President Kathryn Miller said the district is still required to provide the same number of government-mandated programs, but will receive fewer grants and reduced funds from the state. "We want to keep revenues equal to expenditures," she said.

     
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