On August 12, 2019, the St. Charles Public Schools Board passed a resolution calling a special election for November 5, 2019. School District voters are being asked to consider two ballot questions that would authorize the District to issue bonds for up to $18,500,000. The proceeds from the bonds will be used to help pay for 11 facility solutions deemed needs and priorities of the District.
The Board's action on August 12th was the culmination of a series of events dating back to 2016. The District's facility issues have not gone away, and after two failed referendum attempts in 2016, the District listened to stakeholders and went back to the drawing board.
During the 2017-2018 school year, the School Board recognized the need for a full facility assessment and the development of a facility improvement plan that mapped out the District's issues, solutions for the issues, cost estimates for each solution, and strategies for funding each soluton. The Board identified the following issues as key issues that the District needed solutions for:
To learn more about the events that have lead up to the election explore the links under "Quick Links" on the left side of the screen. The links include information on the solutions the District is asking the community to consider, the estimated tax impact of the solutions, where/when to vote, Frequently Asked Questions, and provide an opportunity for you to submit your own questions. There is a lot of information chronicling the work of our Community Facility Task Force that you can review by clicking the links titled, "Task Force Timeline" and "Facility Task Force Website."
*The issues with an asterisk have solutions built into our facility plan, but are not part of the referendum proposal. Per the recommendations of our Facility Task Force the District plans to address these issues over time using alternative funding options.