Another New Luxury Parking Lot forAdministration?!

You will recall that a few weeks ago, Parents Care brought to light more exorbitant spending by Lake Forest School Districts 67/115 in the form of a new parking lot at the Admin Headquarters on Waukegan Road.

September 14, 2023

What are they hiding?

There is something seriously strange going on in our district: a deliberate and consistent effort to obfuscate and deny access to public financial records, email communications, curriculum articles, etc. There is no way around it. How can we trust our children to administrative bureaucrats who are doing everything in their power to conceal daily operations inside our classrooms and district offices?

September 02, 2023

Oppose Food Allergy Pilot Program at District 67

Lake Forest School District 67 is testing a new Allergen-Free Pilot Snack Program. Many parents reached out to us concerning the policy, so we investigated. We are sharing with you our letter to the 67 School Board and relevant administrators articulating our opposition and laying out our recommendations for improvement.

August 24, 2023

What is Parents Care 2023/2024?

Hi, Parents! As school began, we at Parents Care thought it would be a great time to reintroduce ourselves and help you better understand our vision, mission, and values. Please send us your comments, questions, and concerns by replying to this email

August 23, 2023

Social & Emotional Learning At Our Schools

This post is part of an ongoing series where we talk about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Schools.  Currently, the information presented by each district is somewhat limited. However, as we continue to advocate for increased transparency and communicate with each district, we will share with you what we learn. Additionally, we will keep you updated as each district grows and evolves its SEL programs.

August 10, 2023

Positive Change at Deer Path Middle School

Community response to email and mailer highlighting misplaced district priorities effects positive change for our children! As you can see below, Deerpath Middle School has recently begun work installing powered exterior doors to be completed in time for the new school year.

August 07, 2023

It's Time to Take Action

It's time to take action for our children! You can access the Parents Care "Take Action" landing page at the following link, where you can do several things to help make a difference. Most importantly, contact your Board representatives elected to represent YOU and YOUR CHILDREN (not administrative bureaucrats).

July 31, 2023

Admin Parking Lot Should Not Be Priority

Administrator's Campus Should NOT Be The Priority Have you noticed all the summer construction over at the District 67 and 115 Administration building on Waukegan Road?  

July 26, 2023

Privacy Violations - The Proper Response

The unauthorized and unfortunate disclosure of students' private data on May 19th was a human error.  Mistakes happen; we get that. Our concern is with the District leadership's lack of response. As we've addressed, the identity of over 230 students on 504 Plans (medical and special education plans) was distributed in a mass email by someone at District 67 last month.

June 22, 2023

Happy Fathers Day

We would like to take a moment to wish all the fathers in our community a happy Father's Day.

June 18, 2023

Preventing Learning Loss Over The Summer

Happy Friday! We hope you and your family are having a fantastic start to the summer, filled with plenty of time outdoors, even if it has been cooler than usual.

June 16, 2023

End of the School Year

It's hard to believe, but the school year is over, and summer is here! For our children, this is undoubtedly their favorite time of the year. A time to play outdoors, hang out with friends, and make the neighbors wonder what kind of parents let their kids launch toy army men strapped to bottle rockets at 9:00 PM (sorry, Mrs. Washburn, we swear we didn't know).

June 06, 2023

Parents Care Questions State Legislators

We've heard from School Board members and local education leaders that state mandates from Springfield dramatically impair their ability to deliver the high-quality and efficient public education our children deserve.

June 05, 2023

Athlete of the Year: Asa Thomas

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2023 and to all the students and educators for the completion of another school year. Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, and its schools, routinely produce amazing young adults, and this year's class is no exception!  Parents Care joins the student newspaper, The Forest Scout, in recognizing Asa Thomas, male Athlete of the Year! 

June 02, 2023

Lake Forest Schools' Massive Violation of Student Privacy Exposes and Endangers Our Children

Lake Forest Schools' Massive Violation of Student Privacy Exposes and Endangers Our Children

May 25, 2023

Discussing D67's potential FERPA violation and more on the LF Podcast!

In the most recent episode of the LF Podcast, Executive Director Frank McCormick and Board President Jeff Brincat discuss D67's FERPA violation, problems with the school system, vouchers, and more.

May 24, 2023

On District 67's breach of student and family privacy

Last Friday, May 19th, the Student Services Coordinator emailed ALL District 67 parents of children with a 504 plan containing information that could be used to identify Lake Forest children receiving Special Education services.

May 22, 2023

Sign the Custodial Staff Appreciation Card

As summer nears, it's a great time to show our appreciation to school staff! The custodial and maintenance team at Districts 115 and 67 are led by Director of Facilities Dan Mortensen.

May 15, 2023

Parents Care Returns to Lake Forest Podcast

It's been a wild month at Lake Forest area public schools.   $180 million property tax hikes $1+ million in Administrator pay increases Termination of teachers' aid positions Parents Care returned to the Lake Forest Podcast to dive deep into these developments and put them all into perspective for you. These take a little time, but they will definitely help you better understand the full context. Enjoy!

May 10, 2023

What You Can Do To Help

In light of the $180,000,000.00 in new property taxes, the generous administrative raises (including 23% to Dr. Matthew L. Montgomery- that passed before the referendum vote had even been formally approved), and lip service to "fiscal responsibility" that came at the expense of students (by cutting teaching assistant positions), we understand how frustrated and angry you are!

May 04, 2023