Friday, March 25, 2011
One of three candidates opposed to the referendum discusses why he's running for school board.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Background: David S. Greenberg has lived in Highland Park for 34 years. the The owner of business and technology consultancy, he's one of three school board candidates opposed to the district's $133 million referendum. Highland Park Patch: Why run for the school board? David Greenberg: In recent years, District 113 has continued to increase non-essential spending for things such as artificial turf, concession stands and athletics. Despite the fact that the district received a petition demanding property tax relief signed by approximately 2,700 residents of Highland Park, the district proposed spending first $80 milllion, then $168.8 million and now most recently $133 million, mostly on a wish list of nice-to-have items. I believe that …
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
References to Taco Bell and grilled cheese sandwiches abound on @hpdavegreenberg.
The race for Township District 113 School Board took a strange turn this week when it was revealed that someone had made a fake Twitter account for one of the 10 candidates running. David Greenberg, one of three candidates who have come out against the district's $133 million referendum on the April 5 ballot, has been outspoken on his opposition since campaigning began. He frequently comments on news websites like Patch and TribLocal about why he opposes the referendum, which, if approved, would lead to a massive renovation of Highland Park and Deerfield High Schools. On Monday, the Twitter account @hpdavegreenberg began tweeting statements like, "We should vote no on the referendum" and "On HS tour. Staff showed me 'broken' things needing…
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Half of those in high school board race dodge taking stand on $133 million measure during debate.
Most of the 10 candidates running for four seats on the Township District 113 School Board danced around the question about the $133 million referendum on the April 5 ballot during a recent forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters at the Highland Park Country Club. Candidates Corinne Bronson-Adatto, David Greenberg, Debra Hymen, Carl Lambrecht, Mark Mulert, Marjie Rosen Sandlow, David Small, Michael Smith and Steven Narrod answered questions about fiscal responsibility, school consolidation, the pension scandal, the role of a board member and their credentials for election during an hourlong debate on March 6. The 10th candidate, Matilda Manfredini, was not present. George Pierachi made a statement on her behalf but was not able to …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Photo gallery highlights key quotes from Sunday's candidate forum.
The League of Women Voters held its candidate forum Sunday at the Highland Park Country Club. The event began with the candidates for School Board District 113. Audience members wrote questions down on notecards while the candidates made their opening remarks, which were simlar to those given at the District 113 forum at Congregation Solel held last Sunday. Candidates discussed their positions on the $133 million referendum as well as how they felt about pension spiking and school district consolidation. Next were the candidates for District 112 School Board, followed by mayoral candidates Terri Olian and Nancy Rotering. Then came the city council candidates, and the event concluded with the park district board candidates. See key …
Friday, March 4, 2011
Bond referendum and consolidation are hot topics for the 10 school board hopefuls.
The 10 candidates for the District 113 school system introduced themselves and took questions from a small audience at a forum at Congregation Solel last Sunday. Though it was far from the only topic discussed during the hour-long event, the contentious referendum for a $133 million bond issue came up repeatedly. "The plan is not well thought out; it's too expensive," said David Greenberg during his opening remarks. Greenberg, the owner of business and technology consultancy, said he was against the renovation project that would see huge improvements to both Deerfield and Highland Park high schools. Other candidates joined Greenberg in voicing their opposition to the plan, often in the same breath as their names. Carl Lambrecht, for …