By John F. Di Leo, a resident, taxpayer, and parent in D211 -
It's easy to think that governance is always about "finding the best compromise"... or to put it cynically: "picking the outcome that satisfies the greatest number of voters..."
...but it's not. It's about choosing the best outcome from those legally available for consideration, which is often much more limiting than the number of options arrayed on the table.
Palatine, Illinois' School District 211, one of the biggest districts in the state, with about 17,000 high school students attending its five schools, finds itself in this position tonight.