VIDEO: D210 Supt. Talks Taxes and Per-Student Spending

Supt. Lawrence Wylle explains why there isn't a direct connection between what residents pay in taxes and how much is spent by the district educating kids. The first in a series this week of video Q&As with Wyllie.

Beginning earlier this year, Supt. Lawrence Wyllie has been sitting down with Patch for a series of video Q&As about the district with some of the questions provided by readers.

In today's segment, Wyllie answers this reader question: Why is it that Lincoln-Way and area elementary schools are always lauded for having such low cost-per-student spending, but our taxes are astronomical?

Tomorrow, the superintendent will talk about why Mark Cohen is an excellent choice to be the new principal for .

Want to catch up on Wyllie's other video interviews? Check out the Q&A topic page or watch the videos concerning these specific questions:

fred April 02, 2012 at 12:55 PM
I believe there is a direct correlation between the taxes for the schools and our high property taxes. In Frankfort, the combined tax rate for the two schools (Frankfort and LW) is 5.1653 out of a total tax rate of 7.6705. None of the other taxing bodies (of which there are too many) are even close. This means that 67 cents of every dollar in taxes is paid to the schools. Yet they have one of the the lowest cost per pupil (for both schools) in the state. This is what doesn't make sense.
bill April 02, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Lincoln-Way's cost per pupil is low...not Frankfort 157C. It makes up half the tax bill
fred April 03, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Bill, then we need to question both school districts.


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