Round Lake Area SBC Seeking Village’s Support

Brenda Bannor presented the SBHC details to the Round Lake Beach Village Board on May 14, 2012
Brenda Bannor presented the SBHC details to the Round Lake Beach Village Board on May 14, 2012
The proponents of the Round Lake Area school-based (health) clinic (SBC) took their show on the road, presenting their case to several of the local villages including Round Lake Park and Round Lake Beach. Spokesperson Brenda Bannor along with School Board President, Nanci Radford, (wearing her Nicasa hat) created a PowerPoint presentation that was sent to the village administrators prior to the presentation for their review. Even though it was displayed on a screen behind the Round Lake Beach officials, it was not something that anyone in the audience would have been able to read due to the massive amount of print on most screenshots. There were no handouts at the meeting that included the information in the PowerPoint presentation since it was mainly meant for the Board to see. However, you will be able to see it in the video included below. (You may need to stop and start the video in order to read the small text since I wasn’t expecting a lengthy presentation w/PowerPoint and didn’t bring my tripod along)

After Bannor made her presentation it was opened up to questions from the village Trustees. After they finished with their questions Mayor Rich Hill was kind enough to open it up to questions from the audience if Bannor was agreeable which she was.

Current student population indicates that Whites are now a minority along with Blacks
Current student population indicates that Whites are now a minority along with Blacks

A very interesting screenshot showed that 70% of the current student population is now Hispanic with 20% being White and about 7% being African American.

Bannor also had to defend the ‘order’ of her presentation since one Trustee asked why she lead with ‘reproductive services’ if that is NOT the main purpose of the clinic. Bannor also modified her terminology of saying ‘no taxpayer dollars will be used’ (12:30 in video) to “no LOCAL taxpayer dollars will be used’. We all know that 100% of our tax dollars do not stay ‘local’ so even the revision made little sense. You can hear her response in the video near the very end.

Although one chart that was displayed about half way through the presentation spelled out what MUST be included in an SBC, Bannor continued to state that the final decision on what services would be offered has not been determined (31:45 in the video). Reproductive health care services would still REQUIRE a referral out to another practitioner if they are not offered based on the screenshot below.

Services that are required by an SBC based on  IDHA guidelines and those that are optional but REQUIRE referrals
Services that are required by an SBC based on IDHA guidelines and those that are optional but REQUIRE referrals

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Presentations are scheduled for the following three Village Board meetings as follows:
Village of Round Lake on May 21st at 7:00 PM
Village of Hainesville on June 5th at 7:00 PM
Village of Round Lake Heights on June 12th at 7:00 PM

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3 Comments

  • Jeff

    Sounds great! I hope they open up this health clinic soon! Our kids deserve access to health care.

    Nothing’s more pro-life than keeping kids healthy.

  • W Guy Finley

    Gene, let me understand this correctly. Mrs. Radford was there presenting for NICASA and not on behalf of the Board of Education?

    • Gene Carey

      w. Guy Finley ~ YES, that was what she said at the meeting. Radford spoke twice during the meeting, once from 33:19 to 35:00 and again to answer questions from Lennie Jarratt and Trustee Mount from 53:57 to 57:00 where she told Mount that she was wearing her Nicasa hat that evening. Jarratt questioned her after the meeting about the fact that she was wearing her Board President name badge and she shrugged it off saying something like “Well, I am the RL School Board President”.

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