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Referendums on November Ballot

  • Date Posted
    October 27, 2020
  • Category
    News

School districts in Illinois are seeking voter approval on referendums in the November 3 general election. Items up for a vote include tax increases, bond issues, and miscellaneous propositions. School districts known to be placing local bond issues on the ballot include:

  • Gower SD 62, $14.95 million, to build and equip additions to two existing district buildings, including addition of a new full-size gymnasium and STEM lab space.

  • Itasca SD 10, $28.98 million, to update and equip three buildings in the district.

  • Pennoyer SD 79, $10.9 million for funds to build and equip an addition to the existing school building.

  • Winfield SD 34, $4.7 million to improve security and building maintenance to two existing school buildings.

School districts with tax rate increases on the ballot include Lemont-Bromberek SD 113A and Meridian CUSD 223 (Stillman Valley).

Voters in Tuscola CUSD 301 and Polo CUSD 222 can weigh in on
whether school board members should be elected at-large versus congressional township. Richland Co. CUSD 1 can vote on whether the district should allow homeschooling students to participate in district extracurricular activities. Proviso THSD 209 will weigh in on the question,

“Should the City of Northlake assist with efforts to detach that portion of Northlake lying south of North Avenue from Proviso Township High School District 209 so that the entire City will be in the same high school district?”.

There are no current countywide sales tax proposals on the ballot. Since the state law took effect in January 2008, 58 counties have adopted the retailer occupation and service occupation tax (sales tax) for the benefit of school facilities.

IASB will report the results of school referenda and tax proposals after the November 3 election. To see historical information for past elections, visit the Finance Election data section of the IASB website.