Farm Bureau Leaders Consider Policy Regarding School Districts
Eighty-seven percent of farmers responding to the recent Viewpoint Survey overwhelmingly support requiring school districts to post the district’s fiscal calendar, findings from any financial reports/audits, and a searchable expenditure and revenue database on their website.
From 2000 to 2010, school districts which collect the largest portion of property taxes, increased property taxes by fifty-eight (58) percent.
Cook County Farm Bureau is considering policy to require school districts that maintain a district website to post certain financial information on that site to increase transparency.
Leaders will review this policy draft in June and make a recommendation to the Illinois Farm Bureau® that same month. Anyone interested in learning more about the issue or have comments regarding the policy submittal is encouraged to contact Bona Heinsohn at (708) 354-3276 or via email at [email protected].