As expected, the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board Monday adopted its budget for the school year that’s already underway.

The revised operating fund budget calls for spending $95.4 million, a six percent increase over last year.

The district will also spend $25.7 million on capital projects.

It provides for hiring 12 new teachers and administrators and anticipates an increase in enrollment of 65 students.

About 75 percent of the district’s revenue comes from property taxes.

Details about the budget are available online.

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D65 budget plans for recovery

As expected, the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board Monday adopted its budget for the school year that’s already underway.

The revised operating fund budget calls for spending $95.4 million, a six percent increase over last year.

The district will also spend $25.7 million on capital projects.

It provides for hiring 12 new teachers and administrators and anticipates an increase in enrollment of 65 students.

About 75 percent of the district’s revenue comes from property taxes.

Details about the budget are available online.

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D65 budget plans for recovery

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5 Comments

  1. teaching fiscal responsibility
    It is safe to assume (tongue in cheek) that D65 has accounted for all of the funding needed for a 6% increase without asking for a larger share of property taxes?

  2. What math is D65 teaching?
    65 new students = 12 new teachers and administrators

    So approximately every 5.5 new students means one more teacher or administrator? In those recent years when enrollment fell, I do not recall D65 laying off 1 teacher or administrator for every 5.5 students lost.

    D65 is a bloated bureaucracy. More titles at the Hill Center than at the typical government office (and that’s saying something).

    And just try to get someone at the Hill Center to return your phone messages. If someone does call back, the attitude on the other end is, “why are you bothering us? We really don’t want to talk to you. You need to come to the Hill Center and wait for hours to speak with the right person because everyone here actually works no more than 1.5 hours in a work day. The rest of the time — we’re on break.”

    1. For those with nothing to do,
      For those with nothing to do, there is never enough time in the day to do it. So, don’t get your hopes up that you will be able to speak to someone about this latest publik skool stickup of the taxpayers.

  3. Teachers per student !!
    Those numbers, 12 teachers/administrators for 65 students, are shocking. We have heard for years that the student numbers have decreased but administration has increased. This however tops all those stories. If the other posts of 9/22 about non-Evanston cars dropping off students and lack of verified residency are correct, we can probably should expect an immediate decrease in student body size and cuts in at least administration and probably need for fewer teachers.
    Will this be addressed or shunted aside like all the other issues the Board [and City] say they will ‘study’ ?
    Don’t get your hopes up. Your taxes will rise even as [if] enrollment decreases—they will just say they need more administration to check residency—part of their job anyway–like corporate executives want a huge bonus for doing what they were hired to do with their salary !

    1. Schools residency requirement
      Are any Board or Council staff checking up on the proof of residency for those in the schools esp. those that just submit an affadavit or do they just hope this will blow over and they can get back to business as usual and hang the expense of non-residents on taxpayer ?

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