ON APRIL 4TH, VOTE "YES" FOR DISTRICT 65 SCHOOLS!
There's a vital referendum on April 4th to solve the massive structural deficit facing our schools. A Springfield or DC bailout isn’t coming, and the only option is to help ourselves.
In the last 10 years, we've welcomed nearly 1,500 new students, which costs $20 million annually. We will have a cumulative $112 million budget hole over the next 8 years. To make matters worse, Illinois ranks dead last nationally in state funding for public education.
Here's what could start happening next year: Class Sizes of 30+, Closing Schools, Forcing Kids Into Other Schools, Curriculum & Enrichment Programming Slashed, Multi-grade classrooms, No Free Full Day Kindergarten and Teachers Laid Off
We can't be the generation who lets our public schools fall apart. There is no plan B.
The average homeowner would pay $1.25 more per day (see here for property tax impact) to not only help continue the long standing tradition of our diverse and strong schools, but also protect our property values.
Every $1 increase per student in school funding leads to a $20 increase in a house's value.