Golf School District 67

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Golf School District 67
Golf School District 67 - cardinals logo.png
Inspire Lifelong Learners, Create Successful People
Morton Grove, Illinois
Type Public elementary
NCES District ID 1726820[1].
Superintendent Beth Sagett-Flores, Ed.D.
Number of students 609
Campus Suburban Chicago
Color(s)      red
Athletics conference Little Nine (Niles Township elementary schools)
Team name Cardinals

Golf School District 67 is a public elementary school district headquartered in Morton Grove, Illinois, north of Chicago.

The school district serves students in parts of Morton Grove and Niles; geographically the district also includes portions of Glenview and Skokie that lack residents. Despite its name, the district does not include any part of Golf, Illinois, although it did prior to 1980.

As of the 2000 census, the district's total population was 6,738, with 2,446 households.[1]

The district serves approximately 609 students.[2]


District 67 has two schools:

  • Hynes Elementary School (grades pre-K - 4), 9000 Belleforte Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053
  • Golf Middle School (grades 5 - 8), 9401 Waukegan Rd., Morton Grove, IL 60053

Hynes Elementary School was built in 1957 and is named after former district teacher, principal and superintendent Irene E. Hynes.[3][4]

The original Golf Elementary School was built in 1927 as a four-room school. It was expanded four times before being supplemented by Hynes Elementary School in 1957. Golf Junior High School was added in 1961.[5] The Golf Middle School building remains at the site.

District 67 owns Frank Hren Discovery Park, which is adjacent to Golf Middle School. Frank P. Hren was a teacher and principal at the former Golf Junior High School, [6] and the park was named in his honor.

The school district's administrative offices are in Golf Middle School.

After graduating, students continuing with public education attend Niles North High School (Niles Township Community High School District 219).

In August 2015, District 67 entered into the Classrooms First[7] partnership with high school district 219. Goals of the Classrooms First initiative include focusing on literacy and on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as a distinct part of elementary and secondary curricula, aligning curricula between the elementary and high school districts, creating operational efficiencies, providing increased access to educational infrastructure to the elementary school district, establishing a uniform system of curricular targets and accountability, and increasing high school and college readiness.[8]

District 67 is within Community College District 535 (Oakton Community College), which has its main campus in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Financial Information[edit]

The school district operates with a balanced budget, and no deficit reduction plan is required.[9]

As is typical for Illinois school districts, District 67's primary source of revenue is from real estate tax revenues; over 88% of the district's revenues is from this source.[10]

For Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016), budgeted receipts for operating funds are $8,835,200, and budgeted expenditures for operating funds are $8,797,233. Budgeted receipts for all funds (including debt service) is $10,347,118; budgeted expenditures for all funds are $10,347,118.[11]

The district undergoes an audit every year by an independent accounting firm.

For fiscal year 2015, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) designated District 67's finances as being in the 'Financial Recognition' category, which is ISBE's highest ranking.[12]

District 67's Business Manager is Christine Hoffman, who previously worked as a certified public accountant.

External Programs[edit]

District 67 is a member of the Niles Township District for Special Education (District 807).[13]

The district also participates in the Niles Township ELL Parent Center.[14]


The principal of Hynes Elementary School is Carol Westley, previously an Assistant Principal at Golf Middle School. The principal of Golf Middle School is Karen Chvojka.

Dr. Beth Sagett-Flores is the District Superintendent; she began her tenure at District 67 in 2013. Dr. Flores started her career as a special education teacher and later as a middle school language arts teacher in Chicago. After several years of teaching, she served as an assistant principal and then as a principal in both the Chicago Public Schools and at Evanston/Skokie School District 65..[15] After seven years as principal in District 65, she became that district's Director of Human Resources.[16]

District 67 is governed by a seven-member school board elected by district voters. Members serve without pay, normally for terms of four years. Elections are held at the Consolidated Election usually held on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year. Terms of members are staggered so there are three or four positions filled at each school board election. Vacancies created by death or resignation are filled by appointment (by the remaining board members) until the following election.[17] School board members complete statutorily required training and participate in other education related training.[18]


The school district is supported by an active parent-teacher association (School District 67 Parent Teacher Association),[19] and by the Golf School District Foundation.[20]

A district Community Engagement Committee works to develop community partnerships, engage community members on topics relevant to district decisions and planning, and involve parents and other community members in activities and educational initiatives.[21]

District 67 is a member of the Illinois Association of School Boards.[22]

The district is also a member of the Morton Grove Chamber of Commerce [23] and the Niles Chamber of Commerce & Industry.[24]


The district achieved Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) every year since AYP's inception.

District schools received the Illinois Honor Roll Award for Academic Excellence in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.[25]

Golf Middle School recently received a Blue Ribbon Award from the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.[26]

National School Boards Association Salute District: Technology.

The district was awarded the Bright Red Apple Award in 2012 and 2013.

In 2014, the Illinois Association of School Boards awarded its 'School Board Governance Recognition' to the District 67 School Board.[27] The award is designed to acknowledge school boards that have engaged in activities and modeled behaviors leading to excellence in local school governance in support of quality public education.[28] gave the district an overall 'A+' rating in 2014.[29]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Golf Esd 67". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences.