On Tuesday, March 17 registered voters in the D45 community overwhelmingly passed a $30 million bond referendum, which will greatly impact the future of our schools. The question was approved by voters with 61.66% yes votes and 38.34% no votes. The District and our Board of Education would like to thank you for your continued support.
Early Childhood Center
The referendum centers on building a new Early Childhood Center and moving all early childhood programming to this new building. This will increase instructional time and academic performance for our students while leading to operational savings due to consolidation and childcare savings for parents. It will also free up space at our elementary schools to pursue additional improvements.
The referendum will implement full-day kindergarten, which will increase academic and social emotional learning for our early learners and provide childcare savings for parents.
Safety & Security Upgrades
The referendum will make necessary safety and security upgrades at all schools, including secure entrances, alarms, and secure doors, as well as increasing parking and improving drop-off zones.
The referendum will continue to upgrade our technology to broaden our student learning experience and enhance our curriculum through better access to technology.
Science Labs & Music Rooms
The referendum will equip science labs with specific instructional space that will support enhanced curriculum in science, technology, and math. It will also provide increased opportunities for children in band, choir, orchestra, and music.
The referendum will modernize learning environments for students through renovated classrooms and improved furniture, optimizing spaces for learning, increasing social and emotional learning for students, and improving climate and working conditions for staff.
The referendum will address ADA accessibility needs to bring our district further into compliance with the law and increase accessibility for those with special needs.
Infrastructure & Life Safety
The referendum will lead to safer and well-maintained schools through investments into capital projects including roofs, parking, pavement, doors, windows, bathrooms, flooring, HVAC, and energy efficient lighting, which leads to long-term operational savings.
Student Support Spaces
The referendum will provide student support spaces, leading to healthier students with stronger social and emotional skills, improved collaborative spaces, and designated space for special education.