Timing Facilities Plan and Referendum
The timing and composition of the next referendum will be determined by a formal vote of the District 120 School Board.
On Dec. 5, 2023, the Board reached a consensus to not place the issue on the March 2024 ballot. The Board’s Finance and Facilities Committee recommends putting the issue on the ballot for the November 2024 general election, citing a need to provide more time for public input and to further refine the proposed projects.
The Board would have to take a formal vote in 2024 in order to place a referendum on the November ballot.
A decision on when to place the issue on the ballot in 2024 would not impact the timing of the facilities improvements.
If voters approve a referendum anytime in 2024, the overall construction timeline would begin in the spring of 2025 and last about three years.
The District, architect, and construction management team will work together to develop a phasing plan that is least disruptive to school operations but still allows the work to pace out as efficiently as possible to be cost competitive.
The School Board updated its long-term facilities plan in November 2022. The Board placed a $175 million referendum on the ballot in April 2023 which was not approved by voters.
The District introduced a downsized proposal in October, then hosted a pair of town hall meetings, conducted a telephone survey and mailed project information to voters.
Future public meetings regarding the facilities plan will be included on this page as they are scheduled.