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Board of Education sends letter to community regarding the property tax bills that Lake Bluff residents will receive 
5-1-2014: The Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education is sending a letter to community members about the tax bills they'll be receiving. The letter reads: The Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education is committed to transparent and open communications with the residents of District 65. Given this commitment, the Board wants to provide you with important information regarding the property tax bill that you have recently received, or will receive shortly.

For most residents, the portion of their new tax bill attributable to District 65 will reflect a marked increase over the previous bill. This is primarily because last year’s bill was significantly reduced by a one time tax abatement approved by the Board in 2012. Accordingly, comparing the current tax bill to two years prior, residents will note that the portion attributable to District 65 in both years has remained relatively stable, and in most cases decreased. Read more>>



Lake Bluff School Board 65 announces a $2 million net savings to taxpayers
10-23-2013: At its October 22, 2013 meeting, the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education unanimously approved the restructuring of existing school bonds. This is expected to save the District slightly over $2 million over the remaining term of the bonds.

The action uses $5.75 million from the Education Fund to pay toward the debt.

The existing bond structure, which includes the 2008 school referendum bonds and the 2010 refunded bonds, were combined into one bond structure by taking advantage of the current low bond interest rate environment while maintaining the existing term to be paid off by 2028.

Read the full announcement Here>> (two page pdf)


Primer on Illinois Teachers' Retirement System>>

1-16-2013: Board decreases tax extension by $3+ million from last year's tax extension
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Closed session announcements to include wording from Illinois Open Meetings Act
From now on,
each time the District 65 Board of Education considers a call for Closed Session, the agenda will include the specific wording from the Illinois Open Meetings Act that applies to the reason for the session.  The entire list of the exceptions to the Open meetings Act in which closed meetings are allowed begins on page 8 of this document: 
http://www.iasb.com/law/schboardmeetings2010.pdf