Tentative 2014 property tax levy
of 2.4 percent proposed
The Board approved the 2014 tentative tax levy with
a 2.4 percent increase over 2013-14, a slightly lower increase than proposed the past few years. The overall levy includes a modest increase for the general education fund and increases required for pension and social security funding. This is offset by decreases in transportation and debt service requirements. The actual tax levy will be determined by the Cook Country Clerk's office, meaning taxpayers' rates may not necessarily increase by this exact amount. Following discussion,
the Board approved the tentative tax levy and a public hearing on the matter that will take place at the next
board meeting on Thursday, December 11.
District 214 honors students
with perfect ACT scores
Less than one-tenth of one percent of students nationally achieve a perfect ACT score, but District 214 is proud to have nine students, representing all six of the District's comprehensive high schools, who have attained this achievement. The Board recognized the following students for their outstanding accomplishment: Andrew Kapinos, Buffalo Grove High School; Chris Kivlahan, Prospect High School; Alexander Lundgren, John Hersey High School; Emily Peterson, Wheeling High School; and Ellen Walter, Elk Grove High School. Four additional students with perfect scores -- Cameron Davidson, Selena Groh and Grace Hong from Buffalo Grove High School and Emma Corradi from Rolling Meadows High School -- were honored earlier. Click here to see pictures.
Food services program receiving rave reviews from students
Since withdrawing from the National School Lunch program, District 214's average meal participation has increased 20 percent since last year. Superintendent David Schuler presented an update on the food and nutrition program, noting that District schools are near budget and covering their expenses. Students are expressing more excitement and are taking an active
role in shaping what is being offered. Food kiosks that allow them to sample cafeteria options have been set up, and some schools are running recipe contests among their culinary students to bring new healthy choices to