Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Board of Education Approves Mill Levy Override Question

At their August 24th regular meeting, the School District 27J Board of Education voted to include an item on the November 2010 ballot to increase the District’s mill levy, which would generate approximately $3.2 million annually.

The Board agreed that “…public interest and needs of the District require that revenues in excess of those that are received under the Public School Finance Act of 1994 are necessary for the General Fund of the District in order to better educate and maintain the safety of the pupils of the District;...”.

If approved, the additional revenue will be used to reduce class sizes by hiring and retaining highly qualified teachers, purchasing instructional materials and technology, and to maintain healthy and safe learning environments.

For an excerpt of the ballot language please click here

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