Update: Election Brings Mixed Referendum, Tax Results
Date PostedJuly 6, 2022
Update: On July 18, The Cook County clerk's office vote tally confirmed the Arlington Heights SD 25 referendum passed by 50 votes.
Preliminary voting results from the county election websites indicate a mixed response to school finance and tax questions placed on the June 28 primary election ballots. Unofficial results show voters approved six of twelve building bond requests with one still too close to call.
The six building bond issues approved include
CCSD 89 (Glen Ellyn), $27 million, to improve elementary and middle schools, including school safety and security improvements.
Highland CUSD 5, $40 million, to build a new primary school as well as improve existing school buildings.
Manhattan SD 41, $85 million, to build a new school building.
Neoga CUSD 3, $3.5 million, to alter, repair, renovate, and equip existing facilities.
New Berlin CUSD 16, $23.5 million, to repair and equip the Junior/Senior High School building.
Sullivan CUSD 300, $25 million, to alter, repair, and equip district facilities.
At this time, votes are still being counted in a close vote in a referendum asking for $75 million to improve existing facilities in Arlington Height SD 25.
School districts with tax increases on the ballot also had mixed results. Four of the six proposals were passed, including Lindop SD 92 (Broadview), Orangeville CUD 203, Valmeyer CUSD 3, and Warren THSD 121.
Voters in two districts approved electing school board members at-large instead of by congressional township. Those districts are Lena-Winslow CUD 202 and Polo CUSD 222.
Voters in the Panhandle CUSD 2 approved to deactivate the Lincolnwood Junior High School and send pupils to Morrisonville CUSD 1, while voters in Morrisonville CUSD 1 did not approve a provision to deactivate the high school and send pupils to Panhandle CUSD 2.
An advisory referendum from Kirby SD 140 asking “Shall the Board of Education of School District 140…build one new school building on the Fenway Park School Site to replace Fenway Park School” passed.
IASB will update finance election data in the coming weeks.