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D45 Board Votes to Include Referendum on March Ballot

The District 45 Board of Education voted December 16, 2019, to place a referendum on the March 17, 2020, primary ballot asking voters permission to issue school building bonds for capital improvements.

Background

On December 9, 2019, the Board of Education approved the inclusion of an Early Childhood Center, full-day kindergarten, and classroom modernization as part of the 10-Year Long Range Facility Plan.

With a total estimated cost of $58.8 million, the long-range plan covers a wide range of projects at every school. To accelerate and efficiently begin accomplishing the plan, District 45 Administration recommended a medium funding level of $30 million.

The District 45 community will be asked to vote on this $30 million funding level at the March 17, 2020, primary election.

What’s Next

In the coming weeks and months, District 45 will provide information to help all community members understand how this referendum would benefit D45 students, teachers, parents, and the community. District 45 will share detailed information, host upcoming events such as town hall meetings and open houses, and provide other essential information to help voters make an informed decision.