On March 20, 2017, the School Board approved a list of proposed reductions if the April 4th referendum does not pass. District 65 is facing significant budget shortfalls largely due to stagnant revenues and increasing costs, student enrollment growth (+1,592 students over ten years), and inadequate state funding. If the referendum does not pass, we must make $5.1 million in reductions in ‘17-18 alone. Without additional revenue, the district will have to reduce an additional $3.7 million in ‘18-19, with even more reductions in the following years. More information is available in the presentation
to the School Board on March 13.