The following letter was sent to Patch by District 86 board candidate Roger Kempa.
Thursday, March 28
About one year ago, the District 86 board majority, including Dennis Brennan, Deirdre Gorgol, and Kay Gallo, chose to bypass the voting public, by issuing $18 million in bond debt. As a point of reference, the district had cash interest bearing reserves totaling $57.9 million as of June 30, 2011. Common sense questions were ignored: The following recommendations and my beliefs can only but help build a more positive trusting relationship with District 86’s taxpaying public: This conduct has to change. I respectfully ask for your vote on April 9. Roger J. Kempa Darien
Roger Kempa of Darien is one of eight candidates in this spring's District 86 school board election, and he submitted the following letter to the editor on Feb. 23.
Tuesday, February 26
The following is a letter to the editor from Darien resident Roger Kempa, one of eight candidates vying for four open seats on the District 86 school board. All of us, residential and business property owners, will be receiving our annual property tax bill in the mail soon. Courtesy of the board majority of Hinsdale Township High School District 86, you can expect that portion of your tax bill to be higher than last year, even with the value of your property still decreasing. The present board majority believes in getting every last dime out of you that they want, not what the school district actually needs. Unwilling to give property owners a break, the board majority voted instead to increase the 2012 property tax levy over 2011 by 4.5…