WE MUST STOP HOUSE BILL 3052 IMMEDIATELY!!! PLEASE PHONE (708) 758-1370 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION!!!

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Ford Heights School District 169 Board of Education urge you to call State legislators to oppose House Bill 3052 Rep. Thaddeus Jones and House Executive Committee Members.

 

House Bill 3052 is a forced merger of School District 169 and Chicago Heights School District 170 into Heights School District 170.

The reasons we are urging a “NO” vote include:

  • District 169 was never informed by Representative Thaddeus Jones that he was proposing a forced merger of District 169 and District 170;
  • District 169 Board of Education unanimously voted on February 17, 2017 to oppose House Bill 3052;
  • House Bill 3052 is of no educational or academic benefit to the students of District 169;
  • District 169 School Board and District 170 School Board have never discussed combining school districts;
  • District 169’s debt shall remain with its taxpayers and the revenues and assets shall be sent to District 170;
  • The Illinois General Assembly has never forced the combining of School Districts;
  • The combination of District 169 with District 170 would dissocialize, destabilize, and over time totally destroy the Ford Heights community;
  • House Bill 3052 disregards the long standing Illinois General Assembly Policy of local control of schools;
  • The Illinois State Board of Education opposes House Bill 3052.

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL STATE REPRESENTATIVE THADDEUS JONES
TO URGE A “NO” VOTE ON HB 3052