OK, so while we are talking about government entities and their money, it so happens that Oak Park and River Forest High School board members are preparing to craft its annual tax levy. Yes, we know, tax levies are only interesting at the moment you open your tax bill and in those excruciating few minutes afterward when you picture the summer trip you won’t be taking.
But now’s the moment to pay attention because the cash-rich high school is about to decide if it will extend to a second year a $10 million cut in its levy or return to the same and higher amount it levied in 2012. With reserves still over an astounding $100 million we think this is an easy one. Freeze the levy this year.