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League supports Dist. 87 referendum

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Glenbard School District 87 will have a referendum proposal on the March 18 ballot asking for funds for much-needed infrastructure repairs and updates at all four high schools.

The proposal is for the issuance of $35 million in bonds. The district also plans to use an additional $65 million from operating funds over the next 10 years for maintenance and improvement of the properties. This proposal will not increase your property tax rate because it extends the length of bond payments.

The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn supports this referendum and encourages voters to approve the request with a "yes" vote. After meeting with District 87 officials, evaluating information, and determining that District 87's proposal meets LWVGE criteria for evaluating school funding referendums, the League board unanimously agreed to support the D87 referendum.

Information on the referendum can be found at under "Details about the March 18 Referendum" link. Additionally, the LWVGE is hosting an "Education Update" meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center. District 87 Superintendent Dr. Larson, will be there to provide information on the referendum and answer questions. The public is invited.

The League of Women Voters of Glen Ellyn, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Jayne Boeckelman

President LWVGE

Glen Ellyn

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