Henking Referendum Progress

Coming Soon: Full-Day Kindergarten 2022-23

Full Day Kindergarten class at Henking
New cubbies at Henking
Full Day Kindergarten student at Henking
Aerial photo of Henking School as of July2022
Henking Bathroom Sinks Installed
April/May 2022
Updated Cases and Close Contact Chart as of March 1
Images are renderings; materials & colors may not be exact.

Ground Breaking

On May 17, 2021, the D34 Board of Education, Village Representatives, administrators and students broke ground at Lyon, Westbrook and Henking elementary schools and Springman Middle School. 

Henking Ground Breaking
Henking Principals at Ground Breaking
Construction Wall at Henking
Class during construction at Henking
Mobile Destruction at Henking
Digger machine at Henking
Kids watching mobile removal
Construction Staff at Henkingg

An Overview

On March 17, 2020, the community approved a referendum for $119 million to allow District 34 to repair, replace and update our buildings. 

This successful referendum signals that residents understand the importance of reinvesting in the school district’s capital assets.  The impact of the referendum will positively impact the community for decades to come, and it will be felt at every school, in every classroom, by every District 34 student. We recognize that we are tasked with Building Future. 

School Construction Schedule

Phase 1 Project Scope

  • 1 Story Building Addition & Sitework

  • 8 Kindergarten Classrooms with Single User Toilets

  • 2 Multi-User Toilets (Boys & Girls)

  • 1 Single User Toilets

  • 1 Multipurpose Room 

  • 2 Asphalt Play Areas with Basketball Hoops

  • Grass Courtyard with Trees

  • 1 Storm Water Detention System

  • Landscaping

What can we expect?

The construction at Henking will add space for full-day kindergarten, include a multi-purpose room addition and update classrooms (acoustic, flooring, other).

In addition to the extra space, construction will improve the following areas of Henking School:

  • ADA improvements
  • Fire suppression sprinkler system throughout
  • Partial roof replacement
  • Interior and exterior maintenance
  • Mechanical equipment replacement
  • Galvanized piping replacement
  • Lighting replacement throughout
  • New kindergarten addition, including multipurpose room
  • Classroom environment

Phase 1 Timeline