Statement from District 200 candidate Barb Langer

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By Elections Event Editor

Dear Sir or Madam:

Greetings. You may recall that I contacted you before the 20Dec2012 Oak Park and River Forest High School District 200 Board of Education meeting to sound the alarm about D200's unnecessary levy and cash hoarding, and the need to Repeal and Refund D200's 2002 Referendum, which set an astronomically high tax rate cap that is the source of D200's hoarded wealth.

D200 ignored the overwhelming community protest at the meeting, and passed the unnecessary levy. See:

Dwyer, B: D200 passes tax levy amid criticism. Oak Leaves, 21Dec2012.

Dwyer, B: D200 members defend tax hike. Oak Leaves, 27Dec2012.

Only a BOE majority can vote to Repeal and Refund D200's 2002 Referendum.

I'm running for the BOE in part to help create a Public Mandate for a Repeal and Refund vote.

My attached Handout For Voters reviews our efforts to date and my goals for D200.

Please notice that passage of my Advisory Question referendum %u2015about D200 funding a public, indoor, year round aquatics and fitness center for all D200 residents %u2015 would create another Public Mandate.

I'm urging voters to register their preference, for or against, by voting on April 9. If elected, I would only work to implement the Advisory Question if it passes.

Please feel free to post and quote my attached Handout For Voters.

I hope you will cover this story to alert all D200 voters to register their preferences on both Mandates.

Best wishes,
Barb Langer, Ph.D.
Candidate for D200 BOE

Handout for Voters

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Bridgett from Oak Park  

Posted: April 2nd, 2013 12:57 AM

Wow...she refused to answer WJ's written questions, but it's not like Barb Langer is short on information and an viewpoint. Maybe she felt WJ's questions were too simple? This is a pretty lengthy document to say the least.


Posted: March 26th, 2013 7:34 PM

I'm voting against the OPRF indoor pool facility plan - how will OP and RF residents gain access to the facility via the field house? Maybe there's a simple way to do this, but then I question the overall plan, too. I might change my mind, but right now I'm voting no. HOWEVER, I will be voting for Ms. Langer. All groups need diversity of thought and someone willing to raise issues - I love Ms. Patchak-Layman for the same reason. Lastly, I like her thoughts regarding non-college track students!

Bruce Weber  

Posted: March 26th, 2013 6:45 PM

I am voting for Dr. Langer! No more molleycoddling of students!

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