The Shorewood School District will host information sessions and building tours to educate the community and answer questions about two facilities referendum questions on the April 2, 2019 ballot. If approved by voters, the first referendum question will provide $65M 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 including maintaining the improved and updated spaces included in referendum question #1, as well as ongoing annual costs include roof maintenance, asphalt and masonry repair and HVAC maintenance at all school campuses.
“Educating the community about our facilities needs and the solutions proposed as part of this referendum is a top priority for the School Board and district leaders,” says School Board President Paru Shah. “There are many opportunities for people to learn more, ask questions, and see our facilities needs first-hand.”
“These events will provide community members the opportunity to have direct conversations with school board members and District leaders about the proposed projects and costs. School building tours will also be available,” says Superintendent Bryan Davis.
Four Referendum Information Sessions are scheduled for March:
- March 11, Atwater Elementary School Library, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
- March 13, Shorewood High School Library, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- March 13, Shorewood Intermediate School Commons, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
- March 18, Lake Bluff Library, 9:30-11:00 a.m.