Speaking of the high school, there is a connection between the stockpiling of taxpayer cash — $117 million at the moment — the vote last week to further increase the property tax burden on locals and the fact there are 15 people running for four seats on the school board this April.
Some of the candidates who filed petitions to run for the District 200 school board are clearly motivated by the inexcusable cash hoarding. Some candidates with previous ties to the school seem focused on turning back the clock to an imaginary era of "Those Things That Are Best" for white kids heading to major universities. And the lone incumbent, Terry Finnegan, has both some successes to point to but also some serious explaining to do.
This is a competitive race we are looking forward to covering.