Building Future: Board Approves Resolution for Referendum
At the December 16 meeting, the Board of Education approved a referendum question to appear on the ballot in the March 2020 election. The referendum asks voters to approve a $119 million tax increase to address facility needs, including infrastructure repairs, building renovations and additions to increase space and allow for full-day kindergarten.
This referendum is reduced both in scope and in cost from the full project originally presented to the community. That project would have required a $139 million referendum. The $20 million reduction came from:
- An increase in the District’s contribution of fund balance (savings)
- A reduction in the contingencies for construction and design expenses
- Eliminating the relocation of the District administration building and warehouse, and limiting the work done on the existing building
Community members can estimate the potential impact of this referendum to their own tax bill by using the online tax calculator.
Information SessionsThe District will publish a schedule of information sessions that will allow all community members to learn the scope of the proposed work, understand the tax impact and have questions answered. If you would like to set up an information session with your community organization, civic group, or with a group of friends and neighbors, or please contact Cathy Kedjidjian at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 486-7861.