Super intendant Montgomery Addresses His Rasie

In response to Parents Care's recent emails and mailer, Dr. Matthew L. Montgomery responded to our concerns in this email.

May 04, 2023

Cuts to teaching assistants contrasts with administrative raises

"Cuts For Thee, Not For Me!" That is the takeaway from Dr. Matthew L. Montgomery's presentation at the most recent District 67 Board Meeting.

April 28, 2023

Double-Digit D67/115 Administrator Raises Follow Narrow Passing of $106,000,000.00 Bond.

While the average American's raise is dwarfed by inflation, our schools' administrators are enjoying double-digit raises on the backs of taxpayers.

April 25, 2023

District celebrates new taxes with 23% increase to superintendent's salary

How did D115 Administration and the Board celebrate their narrow bond referendum victory? With massive increases to twenty-one administrator's salaries!

April 18, 2023

Troubeling Trends

A recent article by the Lake County Gazette on District 115's troubling trends regarding student performance, fiscal responsibility, and transparency has elicited responses from concerned residents of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff.

April 13, 2023

Important Student Assessments This Week

ParentsCare regularly refers to academic scores published by the Illinois Report Card. This week, students at our local schools will be taking the assessments that are reported in the Illinois Report Card. It is very important for our schools, community, and kids that the students give their best efforts on these assessments.  Please do what you can to ensure your children are prepared to do their best this week.    

April 11, 2023

Bond Appears to Pass by About 100 Votes

While the vote will not be ratified until April 20th, it appears that the District 115 bond referendum passed last night by about 100 votes of of 7,100. This is exactly how the process is supposed to work: the people go to the polls and exercise their sacred right to vote for their interests. We all accept the outcome and rejoice in this affirmation of democracy.

April 05, 2023

Opinion Series: Parents Care Recommends a 'NO' Vote on Referendum

Election Day is Tuesday, April 4th. The issue Lake Forest High School District 115 voters will face is much more significant than simply whether to award the administration of District 115 another $106 million in funding. In making their choice, they will help point the way forward for LFHS and future generations. Considering this choice and the District's current path, we urge a "NO" vote on issuing another $106,000,000.00 in debt.  

April 03, 2023

Opinion Series: Ted Moorman Recommends No

Former District 115 School Board Member Ted Moorman offers us the fourth in our Opinion Series concerning the April 4th Bond Referendum. ParentsCare has not taken a position concerning the bond referendum, and the organization is not a political campaign for either side.  

March 28, 2023

Credibility Gap - West Campaus

District 115 released a video addressing the West Campus on Waukegan Road as part of its ongoing bond campaign.    

March 22, 2023

Endorsement - Randy Tack for Lake Forest Mayor

ParentsCare focuses on advocating for the flourishing of the students at our local public school. We debated whether to weigh in on the race for Lake Forest Mayor. We choose to do so because our local government bodies are interdependent, and because we view Dr. Randy Tack as the clear choice.

March 20, 2023

FOIA Improvements This St Patrick Day

On this St. Patrick's Day, we would like to take a moment to celebrate the progress Lake Forest High School District 115 appears to be making in improving its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policies. As an organization that is dedicated to advocating for transparency and accountability in education, we recognize the significance of this apparent progress.

March 17, 2023

Shocking Statistics

In response to a Freedom of Information Act Request sent to D115 by Parents Care, we received some shocking information illustrating how out of control spending is in light of declining district enrollment and rock-bottom student assessment scores. It is now clearer than ever why the District has been so vigorously fighting the public's FOIA requests. Please consider the following facts:

March 14, 2023

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March 13, 2023

Parents Care on The Lake Forest Podcast

The Lake Forest Podcast highlighted High School District 115 in two recent podcasts, one with Superintendent Matthew Montgomery and the other with Jeff Brincat and Philippe Melin of Parents Care.

March 09, 2023

The Curios Case of Delack Media Group

On Feb 22nd, Parents Care Director Frank McCormick discovered that District 115 engaged Delack Media Group to help film and produce a series of pro-bond referendum videos.

March 07, 2023

Who dares question the crown?

If you were to apply for a high-limit credit card, you would not be surprised when the lender asked you to release your credit report and provide supplementary information related to your income and expenses, would you?

March 03, 2023

Opinion Series: Why You Should Vote 'NO" on the Bond

The Case For Vote Voting 'No' by Erik Carrier, Lake Forest

February 28, 2023

Opinion Series: The Case for the Bond

This is the second in our Opinion Series, where ParentsCare is sharing opinions from the community (pro, con, and other) to help you consider the April 4th $106 Million bond proposal from different perspectives. 

February 23, 2023

Elementary School Districts Respond To Parents Care

We welcome Lake Forest Elementary School District 67 commitment to making curriculum changes designed to improve students' reading and writing skills. 

February 15, 2023