By Terry Dean
The District 200 Finance Advisory Committee hosted its second meeting on Aug. 5. The committee was formed by the school board to examine the high school's fund balance and whether it's the proper amount for OPRF, and to make a recommendation to the board last this year as to its best use.
Committee members on Monday continued to get up to speed about school finance laws and policies. They also reviewed the controversial "phase-in" of the high school's 2002 referendum monies that upset many property owners. The group also reviewed and revised its remaining meeting schedule and agendas.
For the next meeting on Aug. 19, the committee will start to dig into to some specific financial issues. For one, the state's pension reform efforts and how that will impact school districts, said committee Chair Jeff Weissglass. The committee will also look at the school's financial projection models, including how enrollment and salaries impact that model, Weissglass said.
D200 Finance Advisory Committee
Jeff Weissglass, committee chair and D200 board vice president
Tom Cofsky, D200 board member and chair of its finance committee
Jackie Moore, D200 board secretary and policy committee chair
Steve Isoye, D200 superintendent
Tod Altenburg, D200 chief financial officer
Tina Halliman, D200 asst. superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services
Sheila Hardin, OPRF Faculty Senate chair
Karen Nyman Latham
David Pope (former Oak Park Village president)
Bob Spatz (D97 board president)
Peter Traczyk (D97 board member)