The Community High School District 155's total tax abatement over recent years has reached $6.5 million.
Wednesday, February 20
The Community High School District 155 Board took action Tuesday night to lower the cumulative property taxes paid by district taxpayers. Board members approved an abatement that decreases the tax levy by $2 million, and should limit any District 155 tax increase for residents, according to District 155 spokesman Jeffrey Puma. This is the third consecutive year the board has approved an abatement. In all, District 155 has abated a total of $6.5 million back to the community during this time, Puma said. “District 155 may be one of the only school districts in the state to do this for three consecutive years,” Board President Ted Wagner said. “Because of solid financial management over the course of the past several decades, we have …
Dr. Johnnie Thomas is the new superintendent for Community High School District 155.
Name: Dr. Johnnie Thomas Title: Superintendent for Community High School District 155 as of July 2012. Most Recent Position: Served as asssociate superintendent for student services at Township High School District 214 in Arlington Heights. With 13,000 students, District 214 is the second-largest high school district in Illinois. Dr. Thomas "helped elevate the district's student support and achievement efforts at District 214's six high schools - Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove, Hersey, Prospect, Rolling Meadows and Wheeling - as well as the district's two alternative schools," according to District 155. Previous Work Experience: Prior to joining District 214, Dr. Thomas served in various capacities at Valley View School District 365-Unit in …