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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

District 87 violates the Open Meetings Act

From Edgar County Watchdogs: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2021/06/bloomington-school-district-87-violates-open-meetings-act/?fbclid=IwAR2P_UP6DP2sdvB6N_rnszJdn1zMDt00TU7kr5UfkCT3FABVn9fTFeryjFQ Excerpt: Bloomington School District 87 has been violating the Open Meetings Act by demanding people reveal their home addresses in order to participate in public comment. The Illinois Attorney General has already issued multiple opinions, at least as far back as 2014, stating that requiring addresses to speak, or even to […]

District 87 DOESN’T care what parents said

By: Diane Benjamin h/t a reader The response below is what District 87 thinks of parents and other citizens who showed up to the school board meeting last week, they couldn’t care less what you have to say about education: Anybody surprised? They don’t work for you, they just want your money. This came from […]

BHS get National Publicity!

By: Diane Benjamin BHS is now nationally famous for firing a conservative teacher AND handing out gun propaganda to students!  It was by accident I found  the document, what else is going on we don’t know about?  Anybody think indoctrination was a one time event?  Have the students ever heard the story behind the 2nd […]

District 87 Vacancy

Don’t sit back and complain about our failing education system.  Do something about it: http://www.district87.org/pages/Bloomington_School_District_87 BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT 87 ________________________________________________________________________ The Bloomington Public School District 87 Board of Education will be filling a vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. John Dirks effective December 29, 2015. Persons interested in the position should send a […]