D102 referendum clarification
School District 102 officials clarified information in an article by BGNI regarding its upcoming referendum. The $49 million referendum, which is on the April 4 ballot, will fund Phase Two of a three-phase program for the District. Phase One, which was completed between 2016-2018, addressed space needs and building upgrades. The $28 million price tag for that phase was covered by “district funds and alternate revenue bonds.” There was no tax increase for Phase One.
The third phase is focused on exploring “programming and facilities” including more STEM labs, language opportunities and “reduced rate or no tuition for kindergarten enrichment,” District officials say a tax increase is not planned to fund Phase Three projects.