Credibility Gap - West Campaus

District 115 released a video addressing the West Campus on Waukegan Road as part of its ongoing bond campaign.    

March 22, 2023

Endorsement - Randy Tack for Lake Forest Mayor

ParentsCare focuses on advocating for the flourishing of the students at our local public school. We debated whether to weigh in on the race for Lake Forest Mayor. We choose to do so because our local government bodies are interdependent, and because we view Dr. Randy Tack as the clear choice.

March 20, 2023

FOIA Improvements This St Patrick Day

On this St. Patrick's Day, we would like to take a moment to celebrate the progress Lake Forest High School District 115 appears to be making in improving its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policies. As an organization that is dedicated to advocating for transparency and accountability in education, we recognize the significance of this apparent progress.

March 17, 2023

Shocking Statistics

In response to a Freedom of Information Act Request sent to D115 by Parents Care, we received some shocking information illustrating how out of control spending is in light of declining district enrollment and rock-bottom student assessment scores. It is now clearer than ever why the District has been so vigorously fighting the public's FOIA requests. Please consider the following facts:

March 14, 2023

Ask Us Anything

Got 15 seconds and something you'd like to ask? Please use this opportunity to ask us anything you want about Parents Care (click below)!

March 13, 2023

Parents Care on The Lake Forest Podcast

The Lake Forest Podcast highlighted High School District 115 in two recent podcasts, one with Superintendent Matthew Montgomery and the other with Jeff Brincat and Philippe Melin of Parents Care.

March 09, 2023

The Curios Case of Delack Media Group

On Feb 22nd, Parents Care Director Frank McCormick discovered that District 115 engaged Delack Media Group to help film and produce a series of pro-bond referendum videos.

March 07, 2023

Who dares question the crown?

If you were to apply for a high-limit credit card, you would not be surprised when the lender asked you to release your credit report and provide supplementary information related to your income and expenses, would you?

March 03, 2023

Opinion Series: Why You Should Vote 'NO" on the Bond

The Case For Vote Voting 'No' by Erik Carrier, Lake Forest

February 28, 2023

Opinion Series: The Case for the Bond

This is the second in our Opinion Series, where ParentsCare is sharing opinions from the community (pro, con, and other) to help you consider the April 4th $106 Million bond proposal from different perspectives. 

February 23, 2023

Elementary School Districts Respond To Parents Care

We welcome Lake Forest Elementary School District 67 commitment to making curriculum changes designed to improve students' reading and writing skills. 

February 15, 2023

Parents Care Valentine's Day Surprise

Parents Care visited Ms. Ramirez's classroom in Beach Park this Valentine's Day with a special surprise for the entire class!

February 14, 2023

Opinion Series: Jeff Brincat Weighs In on School Bond Referendum

The question on the April 4th ballot is whether taking on $106,000,000.00 in additional debt is the right approach. ParentsCare has not taken a position concerning the bond referendum, and the organization is not a political campaign for either side. 

February 09, 2023

Opinion Series: School Bond Referendum

The question on the April 4th ballot is whether taking on $106,000,000.00 in additional debt is the right approach. ParentsCare has not taken a position concerning the bond referendum, and the organization is not a political campaign for either side.  

February 09, 2023

Supporting a local classroom

First and foremost, we are thankful to our community for the outpouring of support and the generous offers of financial assistance. While Parents Care is not currently accepting financial contributions, we would be honored if you helped sponsor a local teacher instead.

February 06, 2023

What Did Charles Dickens Say About Lake Bluff Schools?

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" opens the Charles Dickens novel A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens offers a fitting open for Parents Care's trend analysis of Lake Bluff School District 65's academic performance.

February 02, 2023

A Kid That You Know

School leaders closed our schools a couple of years ago because of an emergency. It may feel like the emergency is over. But, it is not over. State Board of Education's Illinois Report Card reveals that we are squarely in a quiet educational emergency. The statistics are stark.

January 27, 2023

Exec Director Answers Quesitons

Thank you for the tremendously positive response to our recent mailer. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we do our best to manage the many incoming emails and phone calls, overhaul and upgrade our website and technological infrastructure, and settle into our new offices.

January 25, 2023

Follow us on Social Media

As Parents Care continues to expand and grow, we invite you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter, so you never miss an important update or breaking news on your child's school.

January 18, 2023

Parents Care Executive Director in the News

Recently Parents Care's executive director, Mr. Frank McCormick, was featured on AM 560's Morning Answer (here) and 

January 12, 2023