At Monday night's board meeting, District 65 School Board member Andrew Pigozzi had suggested that the district might address capacity problems that would likely appear on the ballot during November’s presidential election.
The revised approach would fund additions to Haven and Nichols middle schools.
Funding for the middle school additions was included in the district’s , but without $21 million toward the construction of a or $8 million for repairs to three other schools, the newly-proposed referendum would clock in at less than half the price.
So what do you think?
Does the new proposal’s lowered cost make it more enticing? Would you support a referendum lacking the promise of a new 5th Ward school? Should the district stay the course and only spend money as needed? If you oppose big spending, how should D65 address pressing capacity issues?
Let Patch and community members know where stand by voting in the poll below and posting your opinions in the comment section.