It's official: Voters in Naperville School District 203 will find a referendum on ballots Feb. 5 asking that the typical homeowner pay an additional $82 per year for 20 years to fund various improvements -- mainly to Naperville Central High School, Mill Street Elementary and a new early childhood center. Will you vote for it?
All told the improvements add up to $115, though voters are being asked to come up with just $43 million. There will be some $72 million available from other sources, including from the last time district voters OK'd a tax hike and there was a little problem with overcollection of taxes.
So, it looks like the gardeners and the Scouts and the Sportsman's Park shooters are all safe for now, since D203 is forging ahead with a plan to fix up Central where it stands instead of trying to build a new school in Knoch Park.
Now the question is--Will voters give D203 the money it needs? Will you support the referendum?