New Referendum Videos and Tax Impact Calculator Now Available

New referendum videos and a tax impact calculator have been launched on the Shorewood School District Facilities Referendum website. These new site additions provide more information for the community about the upcoming referendum questions, which will be on the ballot on April 2, 2019.

Two questions will be posed to Shorewood voters on the April 2, 2019 ballot. If approved, the first referendum question will provide $65M in funding for critical projects across the District, including safety, security, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility, building systems and infrastructure, targeted learning spaces at both elementary schools and a small expansion on the main academic building at Shorewood High School. The second question will provide $275,000 per year of ongoing funding for district-wide maintenance costs.

“It is our responsibility to provide the public with factual information about the referendum,” said School Board President Paru Shah. “To that end, we have created a comprehensive section on the district website to serve as a community resource for accurate and up-to-date information about the proposed referendum.”

There are many informational resources readily available on the district website at including:

Projects by school: Review detailed plans of the projects included in the referendum as well as floor plans that include renovations planned in each building.

Costs & tax calculator: Accurate information about the proposed project costs and tax impact including an official tax calculator to help you determine how the proposed referendum will impact your property tax bill. 

Videos: New videos that provide a brief overview and examples of the referendum improvements that will be made at each school.

Voting information: Information about voting locations and hours, links to help you register to vote, find your polling location and more.

Construction timeline: An estimated timeline of when projects at each building will begin and be completed.

FAQ’s: Clear and concise answers to 40 common questions about the facilities planning process and referendum.

Information Sessions: Shorewood residents are invited to attend the last of four referendum sessions. Three sessions have already already been held at Atwater, SHS, and SIS, but there is one remaining session: March 18, Lake Bluff Library, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Shorewood residents will also receive a special Referendum Newsletter via U.S. Mail in mid-March.

For any additional questions, please contact the District Office at 414-963-6900 or [email protected].