Frankfort Unit 168
question

Herrin, IL

#81 Mar 31, 2014
The band and music program was cut..but band was brought back and now I've heard that it has been suspended once again.Does anyone know why? Does anyone know what is going on?The school doesnt want to give any straight answers,only that kids at FIS were to return any instruments they have.
johnny

Carbondale, IL

#82 Mar 31, 2014
we have the worst school dist in the state, nepotism, slush fund for boys athletics. teachers should take a 15% across the board pay cut. big percentage of teachers live outside the 168 dist some out of state..
Pops

Albion, IN

#83 Mar 31, 2014
johnny wrote:
we have the worst school dist in the state, nepotism, slush fund for boys athletics. teachers should take a 15% across the board pay cut. big percentage of teachers live outside the 168 dist some out of state..
Hey Johnny i bet you are the first one to give back 15% of your income too, Right?
Economics 101

West Frankfort, IL

#84 Mar 31, 2014
To Johnny Ringo:
You must not own any property in W. F. School District. My 2012 property taxes due in 2013 of a gross tax bill of 2,800.00
$1470.00 went to District 168 schools. OVER 50% One of the higest
tax rates in the State.
hmmmm

Carbondale, IL

#85 Mar 31, 2014
question wrote:
The band and music program was cut..but band was brought back and now I've heard that it has been suspended once again.Does anyone know why? Does anyone know what is going on?The school doesnt want to give any straight answers,only that kids at FIS were to return any instruments they have.
Ummm, have you followed this thread? I think you find out why if you pay attention.
Johnny Ringo

Carbondale, IL

#86 Mar 31, 2014
Economics 101 wrote:
To Johnny Ringo:
You must not own any property in W. F. School District. My 2012 property taxes due in 2013 of a gross tax bill of 2,800.00
$1470.00 went to District 168 schools. OVER 50% One of the higest
tax rates in the State.
Thats not what I said.
Less than 10% of the school's subsidies came from local property tax. It has nothing to do with what percentage of your bill went to education. The fact is, Franklin county pays shockingly little of what it takes to run a school district.
question

Herrin, IL

#87 Mar 31, 2014
hmmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
Ummm, have you followed this thread? I think you find out why if you pay attention.
ah ha you are a smart one,duh,yes I have followed the thread but the programs that were cut at the start of school were paid positions, the last attempt to have band were volunteers from my understanding,now does anyone know what happened?
Economics 101

West Frankfort, IL

#88 Mar 31, 2014
Here's a fact. Franklin County has the 2nd higest real estate tax rate per $1000.00 of assesed valuation in the State. Only St, Clair County (East St Louis) is higher. Wonder why we can't get an industry here.
omg

Herrin, IL

#89 Mar 31, 2014
Economics 101 wrote:
Here's a fact. Franklin County has the 2nd higest real estate tax rate per $1000.00 of assesed valuation in the State. Only St, Clair County (East St Louis) is higher. Wonder why we can't get an industry here.
Clearly your calculations are misconstrued. Attempt to view tax-rates.org and try again.
Economics 101

West Frankfort, IL

#91 Apr 2, 2014
2nd highest tax rate in the State..
ucme

Troy, MI

#92 Apr 2, 2014
Glad I do not live in West Frankfort or even Illinois.
Poco

Hixson, TN

#93 Apr 2, 2014
Economics 101 wrote:
2nd highest tax rate in the State..
lowest school tax rate in southern illinois
Bored

Johnston City, IL

#94 Apr 2, 2014
Isn't it time to let this thread die? There is no useful information being posted any more, and thus,it has become boring....
Not very smart

Carbondale, IL

#95 Apr 3, 2014
Bored wrote:
Isn't it time to let this thread die? There is no useful information being posted any more, and thus,it has become boring....
Well, no had posted for nine hours until you drug it back to the top......
meeting

Herrin, IL

#96 Apr 21, 2014
School board meeting going on now.
Just Me

Carterville, IL

#97 Apr 21, 2014
meeting wrote:
School board meeting going on now.
Yes every third Monday of each month. Like it has for years. Lol
meeting

Herrin, IL

#98 Apr 21, 2014
I think this should be a pretty important one though. :)
Curious

Herrin, IL

#99 Apr 22, 2014
Anyone know what happened at the meeting last night?
Out of Towner

Johnston City, IL

#100 Apr 22, 2014
Where can you find the minutes from the school board minutes at?? It use to be posted on the school website.
meeting

Ashburn, VA

#101 Apr 22, 2014
Out of Towner wrote:
Where can you find the minutes from the school board minutes at?? It use to be posted on the school website.
It is a law that they have to be posted in a certain amount if time but that has not been happening.

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