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Our Vision

We imagine a world where Lake Forest and Lake Bluff's public schools serve as exemplary models for North Shore school districts, producing consistently high levels of academic achievement due to a culture that promotes academic rigor, curricular integrity, operational transparency, and responsible budgeting.

Our Mission

To bring our vision to fruition, we plan to grow Parents Care into an enduring pillar of the community as an independent and non-partisan organization that provides academic, operational, and fiscal oversight and advocates for student-first policies and budgets.

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Latest Updates

Op-Ed: Greater Transparency Will Make Our Schools Safer for Students

Parents Care released a report yesterday detailing our investigation into the termination of Lake Forest High School District 115 employee Ryan Eleveld (known to students as Mx. E) earlier this school year.  Please take a moment to read the Executive Summary and report at this link if you have not already. Parents Care Board Member Philippe Melin writes to remind us why transparency is critical to keeping our kids safe and offer the elected school board a renewed call to action.  

May 24, 2024

Special Report: Lake Forest High School Teacher Misconduct

We have important information regarding alleged misconduct by another Lake Forest High School employee, Ryan Eleveld (known to students as Mx. E), that was not reported to parents or the community. While our investigation is ongoing, and we will keep you updated with developments, we have sufficient information to release a preliminary report. Additionally, we would like to thank the brave LFHS student who used our confidential reporting tool to inform us of this incident. Without his bold action, we would not have been able to conduct this investigation, and neither the parents of children in contact with Ryan Elveld nor the Lake Forest-Bluff community would have ever known what transpired this school year. If you have any additional concerns or information to report, please use our confidential reporting tool. Thank you, Parents Care

May 23, 2024

Good Times For Some, But Not All

Property tax bills have arrived, and Lake Forest-Bluff residents are feeling the heat of Lake Forest School District 115's school board's prodigality.   The portion of property taxes each household has to pay for Lake Forest High School alone increased this year by approximately 17%. Taxpayers are currently paying the costs of the high school's three separate bond issuances, including the Board's unnecessary decision to borrow the full amount of the referendum this year instead of over time.   Ouch.

May 17, 2024
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