District 87 gathered information on YOUR kids

By: Diane Benjamin Schools can not use surveys to gather information on students without the permission of parents: https://blnnews.com/2022/05/16/know-your-childs-rights/ Did they get YOUR permission before doing an invasive survey using Panorama? https://blnnews.com/2022/04/20/district-87-and-panorama/ District 87 refused to give me a summary of the results, I doubt I even received the complete survey. The Illinois Attorney General’s […]

Know Your Child’s Rights

By: Diane Benjamin This document is amazing. Parents have rights too, schools have to provide you with ALL materials used to teach. Schools can’t use surveys to gather information on your kids without your permission. We know they are breaking that one! Schools can’t sell your child’s information without your consent. Schools can not discriminate […]

Like Unit 5 salaries, here’s District 87

By: Diane Benjamin Unit 5 story: https://blnnews.com/2022/04/01/unit-5-did-esser-funds-inflate-salaries/ The numbers on the graph again come from Open The Books and from the ISBE School Report Card website: https://www.illinoisreportcard.com/District.aspx?source=studentcharacteristics&source2=enrollment&Districtid=17064087025 Enrollment decreased in 2020 and 2021. Employees increased a lot in 2021, but the average salary crashed. District 87 also needs to report where ESSER Funds were spent. […]

Schools Boards let their power disappear

By: Diane Benjamin School Boards exists because they are elected by THE PEOPLE to watch and control what happens in government run schools. In Illinois many elected school board members are told “Let the professionals handle running the schools”. Sound familiar, as in “professional staff”? New Board members are indoctrinated with a trip to Chicago […]

Just an FYI

I have TWO FOIA fail cases against District 87 pending with the Attorney General’s office. It appears Public Access is moving faster than normal on these cases, the information I requested was denied under bogus exemptions. I think they clearly see that! Stay tuned.

Seeing a pattern?

By: Diane Benjamin 1) The “professional staff” in the Town of Normal cancelled National Fitness Campaign after the Council voted to proceed. Your representatives passed it but are not allowed to un-pass it after learning the vote was under fraudulent circumstances. Staff decided all on their own. 2) Governor Pritzker issued illegal executive orders for […]

Meeting is cancelled! Update: Who needs replaced on the Unit 5 School Board?

Masks are no longer required at Unit 5. From an email sent today: The district is recommending masks be worn as an important COVID mitigation but effective immediately they are no longer required by students, employees, and visitors.  I’m now waiting for discrimination charges from students by teachers who hate seeing faces. Tonight’s meeting will […]

A message for schools still masking kids:

Posted on Facebook: Thomas DeVore FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY NOT LEGAL ADVICE A new friend asked what she should say to her board.  If I still had kids in school, and they still required masks, this is what I’d say.  ———————————————————————— While the restraining order can only presently be enforced against school districts named as […]

Evil

By: Diane Benjamin Did the local school district’s leadership even blink when Judge Grischow ruled masking kids EVIL? “Statutory rights have attempted to be bypassed through the issuance of Executive Orders and Emergency Rules … This type of evil is exactly what the law was intended to constrain.” Her statement called Pritzker EVIL! We are […]

District 87 and Southern Poverty Law Center

By: Diane Benjamin I’m only using NPR as a source because leftists would think any other source is bias: https://www.npr.org/2019/04/17/713887174/after-allegations-of-toxic-culture-southern-poverty-law-center-tries-to-move-for The article is from 2019, the organization had to dispose of the founder and top people over charges of a toxic workplace, discrimination, and sexual harassment. If you Google Southern Poverty Law Center many articles […]

Yesterday was Bill of Rights Day-Except in District 87: Part 2

By: Diane Benjamin See Part 1: https://blnnews.com/2021/12/16/yesterday-was-bill-of-rights-day-except-in-district-87-part-1/ Barry Reilly tried to get Fitzgerald Sameday to withdraw from the School Board election, some of the email exchanges are already public like the one below. Reilly went so far as to send Fitzgerald the forms he needed to get his name removed from the ballot: Last April […]

Brave lady

By: Diane Benjamin I posted a video of Dusty Joe speaking at District 87 Public Comment last October. She was an employee at this time. The video proves Dusty cares about her kids, if you missed it watch it now: Dusty spoke again at last weeks District 87 Board meeting. The video below is from […]

Can’t stand the heat . . .Resign

By: Diane Benjamin District 87 doesn’t live stream school board meetings. They don’t post video on their website either. They should do both is they care about transparency. Barry Reilly already resigned (retiring), Board Members should follow if they are intimated by Shane McCurdy. Reilly has no grounds to ban McCurdy from school board meetings […]

Unit 5’s Equity Audit waste

By: Diane Benjamin Unit 5 jumped on the Equity bandwagon before looking at where they were jumping to. They hired a company called Systemic Educational Equity, LLC, I don’t have the date they were hired. I do have some of the payments Unit 5 made to them, I’m betting their are more: Unit 5’s payments […]

District 87 picks Tri-Valley’s Superintendent

By: Diane Benjamin See the announcement here: https://www.district87.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=48&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=15650&PageID=1 I purposely stayed out of the discussion because I know there are people at Tri-Valley that wanted David Mouser to get the job. He’s perfect for them since he is a master at keeping bad news a secret. Since the test scores of students are much higher […]

Meet Dr. Ivette Dubiel

By: Diane Benjamin Sounds like a tragic start to life! She was poor but somehow managed to become of Doctor in most likely Education. She also has three Masters Degrees, in other words she is a product of the education system at the highest level. Pretending not to be a capitalist, Dr. Dubiel started her […]

TWO things you need to know

By: Diane Benjamin 1) Local schools are teaching Critical Race Theory. They get around it by using the principles of CRT without calling it teaching Critical Race Theory. They might call it anti-racism, white supremacy, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, or White Privilege. Any program that uses race as a qualifier for generalization about a group […]

Multi-Culturalism is ANTI-AMERICAN!

By: Diane Benjamin I can prove it! In God We Trust is still on our money, if progressives have their way it won’t be much longer. This is pretty much the last place God is allowed in today’s society, but that isn’t what you need to see. Read the bottom of the back side. I […]

District 87 Board meeting last night

By: Diane Benjamin A group of parents attended last night’s meeting. It was held in the auditorium at BHS, a room that big was not needed. Two weeks ago many of the same people attended at the same location and walked in without masks. Last night two police officers were posted at the door not […]

Update: TONIGHT – be there

All the needed money has been raised! Both Unit 5 and District 87 School Boards are meeting tonight at 6:30. As of this morning Unit 5 parents have raised around $4700 to sue Unit 5 over the mask mandate. Both School Boards need to know parents won’t stand for indoctrination and masks. Contribute here: Wouldn’t […]

Want to know why your kids school doesn’t care what you think?

By: Diane Benjamin One reason: https://illinoisavengers1.wixsite.com/savederek/post/covid-cash That link has a BUNCH of questions school districts MUST answer. You can access all the payouts Illinois forked over to schools in emergency relief funds from that link too. I pulled out McLean County. Here’s your homework: Start sending FOIA’s. Blind copy me please, [email protected] Since lots of […]

Things you need to know:

By: Diane Benjamin 1) 2 more things from Bloomington Council meeting last Monday: Tim Gleason thinks he has to obey whatever Pritzker utters, of course getting money is involved. Gleason is going to require all fire department personnel to be vaccinated or test twice a week. No mention of people who have had COVID and […]

More on District 87

By: Diane Benjamin The below proves District 87 should concentrate on education instead of social justice. Schools prepare kids to be adults, if they fail the kids have a limited future. There is limited data available for how the kids did academically last year because District 87 (and many others) decided not to participate in […]

Unit 5 School starts in 6 days

By: Diane Benjamin Press Release: ATTENTION:We do not elect masters to tell us what to do. We elect those to represent us in service to The People, by The People, and for The People. We are not a democracy, we are a representative republic engaged in a democratic process in that it is The People’s […]

Vaccinate kids?

By: Diane Benjamin As of 6/29/2021 no one was in the hospital for COVID. Deaths by age in McLean County show ZERO deaths for people under 30, why risk giving an experimental vaccine to children who aren’t in any danger of dying? Positivity rated is now .002. That means if 10,000 people get tested only […]

Equity?

By: Diane Benjamin H/t a reader Does EQUITY apply to sports in District 87 and Unit 5? If: Every child who wants to play can’t, where’s the EQUITY? Every child doesn’t get equal playing time, where’s the EQUITY? Why is the score kept? Doesn’t that violate EQUITY? If EQUITY doesn’t apply to sports, why does […]