Election Brings Mixed Referendum, Tax Rate Results

  • Date Posted
    April 16, 2021
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Preliminary voting results from the April 6, 2021 consolidated election indicate a mixed response to school finance, tax, and miscellaneous questions placed on the ballot. Unofficial results show voters approved three of six building bond requests, two of four tax rate increases, and eight of nine proposals to change from school board members being elected at-large.

The three building bond requests approved include

  • Iroquois County CUSD 9, $17.125 million to build and equip a new school in Watseka.
  • Field CCSD 3 (Texico), $2.6 million for funds to repair and renovate, including roof replacement and gym renovations.
  • Limestone CHSD 310 (Bartonville), $7.8 million to update and improve the Limestone High School building.
  • School districts with tax rate increases approved include Meridian CUSD 223 (Stillman Valley) and Lemont-Bromberek CUSD 113A.

Voters in the following school districts decided school board members should be elected at-large, instead of by congressional township:

  • Arcola CUSD 306
  • Edgar County CUSD 6 (Chrisman)
  • La Moille CUSD 303
  • Lena-Winslow USD 202
  • Martinsville CUSD C-3
  • Momence CUSD 1
  • Valmeyer CUSD 3
  • Wilmington CUSD 209U

Logan County residents voted in favor on whether “in addition to school facility purposes, shall Logan County school districts be authorized to use revenues from the tax commonly referred to as the school facility sales tax that is currently imposed in Logan County at a rate of 1% for school resource officers and mental health professionals?”

IASB will update Finance Election data in the coming weeks.