Thursday, November 15, 2012
A proposal to start the school year a week earlier was not adopted by the District 15 board, next school year will start on August 26, 2013.
A proposal to begin the District 15 school year a week earlier for the 2013-2014 school year will not see the light of day, and the main reason is response from the community. In October, the school district presented a schedule that would have differed from previous years, which had a scheduled start date of Monday, August 19, 2013. But a survey provided by District 15 to gauge a response to that demonstrated it was not well-receieved. "Out of 400 repondents, roughly 300 didn't like the earlier start, and because of that resopnse, we went back to what was initially proposed for the calendar in January," said Scott Thompson, superintendent of schools for District 15. The earlier start proposal for 2013-14 school would have differed from …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Superintendent Scott Thompson to present District 15's five-year financial forecast at the next regular Board meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The District 15 school board approves five-year deal for Superintendent Scott Thompson that includes a 1.5 percent salary increase, the Daily Herald reports.
Palatine Township Elementary District 15 approved a 5-year deal that includes a 1.5 percent pay increase for Superintendent Scott Thompson Wednesday, the Daily Herald reported. With the 1.5 percent raise Thompson will make about $224,000 this year. Future changes to the superintendent’s salary will be based on performance evaluations at the end of each school year, the Daily Herald reports. Thompson accepted the pay increase this year after his salary was frozen for about a year. In June of 2011, the District 15 school board unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for Thompson along with a salary freeze. At that time, the District stopped contributing to the Teachers’ Retirement System on behalf of Thompson, which was about $…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Board unanimously approves contract extension, pay freeze for superintendent
The District 15 school board unanimously approved a three year extension for Superintendent Scott Thompson along with a salary freeze. Board president Tim Millar said that Thompson is doing a great job and is working with them on the district’s budget issues by taking a pay freeze. Millar said it sets a good example for the community. The current contract, which was approved by the previous board in November, included a base salary of $198,000 along with pension contributions to the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) – which includes administrators. Thompson’s base salary and pension contributions now have been combined for a salary of $220,000 through July 2014. With proposals in Springfield calling for an increase of 4 percent in TRS …
Friday, June 3, 2011
Panel of experts field questions at D-15 community engagement session on finances.
Community Consolidated School District 15 is a property wealthy district, ranking in the top 20 percent of all Illinois school districts. Eighty percent of the district’s revenues come from local property taxes. Property tax revenue is very predictable. It increases every year but is limited by law to 5 percent or the Consumer Price Index (CPI) whichever is less – often referred to as the “tax cap”. However school districts can realize additional monies beyond the tax cap if there is new growth in property. Teardowns, additions, shopping centers and subdivisions all add to new growth and districts can then receive more than the tax cap. District 15 is not planning for a lot of new growth in its five year forecast. “School finance . . . …