The District 200 school board on Nov. 12, approved its preliminary tax levy for next year, a 2 percent increase. The preliminary levy was approved 5-1 during a special board meeting Tuesday evening. The board will adopt a final levy next month. By law it was required to vote on a preliminary levy in advance of the final decision in December.
After weeks of educating itself on the finances of Oak Park and River Forest High School, an ad hoc finance committee appointed by the District 200 school board turned Monday toward formulating actual recommendations on how the school might use its large cash reserve – currently pegged at $118 million.
Second- and third-graders who participated in District 97's summer school program this year showed a two-point gain in reading test scores this fall, an increase from last spring, according to D97 officials.