March 19 School District Referendum Results

  • Date Posted
    March 26, 2024
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Unofficial results from county election websites show a mixed response to referenda questions on the March 19, 2024, general primary election ballot.

Totals show voters approved just two of eight building bond requests, with one remaining too close to call. Update April 10: The $183 million request was approved by Glenbard SD 87 voters.

Building bonds were approved in Galena USD 120 for $14.2 million and Union Ridge SD 86 (Harwood Heights) for $35 million. One week after the election, Glenbard THSD 87’s request for $183 million remained too close for an official call, but the “yes” votes held a small lead.  

Voters rejected bond requests in Avoca SD 27 (Wilmette), Central CUSD 301 (Burlington), Fenton CHSD 100 (Bensenville), Lockport THSD 205, and Whiteside SD 115 (Belleville).

School districts with tax increases on the ballot fared better in this election cycle. Eleven of the 12 proposals passed (Aviston SD 21, Collinsville CUSD 10, Community Consolidated SD 46 in Grayslake, three proposals for Dalzell SD 98, Metamora CUSD 1, two proposals for Olympia CUSD 16 (Stanford), Palos CCSD 118, and Tremont CUSD 702). The lone failed proposal was in Prospect Heights SD 23.

One of the five Countywide Sales Tax propositions passed, in Fayette County. Propositions failed in Crawford, Ford, Hancock, and Ogle counties.

The one consolidation referendum on the ballot for St. Anne CCSD 256 and CHSD 302 passed.

IASB will update the finance election data in the coming weeks once results become official.