Referendum (2017)

District 66 Informational Page for Building Bond Referendum - April 4, 2017

The Center Cass School District 66 Board of Education has approved a Referendum Resolution to be placed on the ballot for the upcoming April 4, 2017 consolidated general election. The total amount being sought for this referendum is $12,910,000. All funds being sought would be used for repairs, maintenance, alterations, additions, site improvements, equipping, and increasing safety and security for our schools.

This webpage provides access to factual information for all residents prior to voting on the referendum question. In addition to the District website, factual information will also be mailed to all residents and multiple community information events will be held prior to April 4, 2017.

What Is The Total Amount Being Sought in the Referendum?


What Projects Are Included In The Referendum?

Elizabeth Ide School (grades K-2)

Repairs & Maintenance - $3,655,000

  • Renovate and repair existing infrastructure, including building-wide heating, air conditioning, updated electrical buildingoutlets, water pipes, ADA compliant restrooms, and cracks in mortar joints
  • Repair/replace all roof sections
  • Sitework to address inadequate drainage that causes flooding on playground blacktop
  • Increase office security for visitors entering the school
  • Provide additional, off-street parking

Learning Environment - $7,906,500

  • Construct an eight classroom addition to accommodate growing enrollment that will also provide additional space at Prairieview School
  • Modernize all classrooms and provide common learning spaces for each grade level
  • Expand gym space and the addition of a multipurpose room for lunch/recess

Lakeview Jr. High School (grades 6-8)

Repairs, Maintenance, & Security - $800,0building00

  • Renovate and relocate main office to increase office security for visitors entering the school and to re-purpose classroom spaces for expansion of STEM

Learning Environment - $500,000

  • Increase natural daylight in external classrooms

Prairieview Elementary School (grades 3-5)

Safety & Security - $48,500building

  • Renovate entrance to main office to increase security for visitors entering the school


Ballot Language for the Referendum

Voters residing within Center Cass School District 66 are being asked to indicate “yes” or “no” to the following question:

Shall the Board of Education of Center Cass School District Number 66, DuPage County, Illinois, build and equip additions to, improve the sites, safety and security of and alter, repair and equip the Elizabeth Ide and Lakeview Junior High School Buildings, improve the sites, safety and security of and alter, repair and equip the Prairieview School Building and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $12,910,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

Collaborative Planning Process

The projects brought forward for the public's consideration on this referendum were identified and analyzed through a 12 month long Master Facilities Planning process. The Master Facility Planning was aimed to assess the District's current facility needs and to create a long-range plan to address those needs. Community stakeholders and staff members provided input on the Master Facilities Plan through three community engagement events and various Board of Education meetings.

Get the Facts…

View the Referendum At-A-Glance

View the District Annual Report

View the referendum Financial Overview

View images of the Plans for the Use of Referendum Funds

Calculate the Tax Impact of the Referendum

View the Informational Community Presentation

View the Frequently Asked Questions (updated as needed)

Upcoming Informational Community Presentations - Spring 2017

Day Date Time Location
Monday February 27 7:00 p.m. Elizabeth Ide School
Tuesday February 28 7:00 p.m. Elizabeth Ide School
Wednesday March 8 7:00 p.m. Elizabeth Ide School
Thursday March 9 7:00 p.m. Elizabeth Ide School
Saturday March 11 10:00 a.m. Elizabeth Ide School
Monday March 20 7:00 p.m. Elizabeth Ide School

Vote on April 4, 2017
Community members may register to vote at the DuPage County Clerk's Office or by completing the online application.