The League of Women Voters of the LaGrange Area urges the Lyons Township School Treasurer’s Office (LTTO) trustees to accept the recent decision in their eight-year lawsuit with Lyons Township High School District 204 and not appeal. Lyons Township High School District 204 has said it would not appeal. No more taxpayer dollars should be spent in this dispute. Over $4 million dollars have been spent in legal fees. 

Residents should be contacting both their local school board and the LTTO trustees, who are elected, to insist that education tax dollars not be wasted in an appeal. Please refer to your local school board’s website for the board’s contact information. The contact emails for Lyons Township School Treasurer’s Office trustees can be found at lyonstto.net/services.html

Taxpayers need to understand that the legal fees paid by the Lyons Township School Treasurer Office have come out of our local school district funds. The LTTO is a separate entity from the school administration and provides financial services to those districts, and the school districts pay the LTTO’s expenses, including litigation. The LTTO sued Lyons Township High School District 204 because of a dispute about the costs of the services.

It is estimated that the LTTO has spent $4 million in the lawsuit. This was paid by Western Springs 101, LaGrange 102, Lyons 103, Summit 104, LaGrange 105, Highlands 106, Pleasantdale 107, Willow Springs 108, Indian Springs 109 and Argo HS 217 school districts. The school boards of these districts are responsible for managing our tax dollars. They should be insisting that the LTTO does not appeal this decision. 

Ann Lee and Laurie Braun, co-presidents, League of Women Voters of the
LaGrange Area