Citizens For District 116 is supporting a proposition that will be on the ballot in the March 18th primary election to issue $29,000,000 in school building bonds for an addition and renovations to Round Lake High School. If passed, the redesign of the High School will eliminate current overcrowding, provide upgraded technology and improve the overall educational environment. By restructuring existing bonds and issuing new bonds at a lower interest rate, the tax rate for repayment will be stabilized for the next 15 years.
Below is the text of the referendum question as it will appear on the March 18, 2014 ballot.
Shall the Board of Education of Round Lake Community Unit School District Number 116, Lake County, Illinois, build and equip additions to, improve the site of, alter, repair and equip and demolish a potion of the Round Lake High School Building, including constructing new classrooms, new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) labs, an additional gymnasium, and a new student commons, installing technology and security improvements and constructing improvements to enhance student circulation, and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $29,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?
The Citizens For District 116 group are spearheading a drive to get the upcoming school referendum passed. This is their spokesperson, Georgeann Duberstein, speaking at a recent candidate forum.