Golf D-67 Passes 1 of 2 Referendum Questions
Voters said yes to the ballot question asking for repairs and improvements to the two school buildings, but turned thumbs down on a tax rate increase that would have funded operations and programming.
The bond referendum, to repair and improve facilities in the district has passed 53.1 percent to 46.9 percent.
UPDATE 11:46 p.m. -
With four of five precincts reporting, it appears the bond referendum, which would make improvements and repairs to the school buildings, may have passed; however, one precinct experienced a technical problem. A machine that tabulates paper ballots broke down, and results have been delayed because those ballots will have to be tallied at another location. However, District 67's other ballot question, the tax rate increase, has been defeated.
Jeff Gwozdz, a parent on the referendum committee, said, "I think it (the facilities referendum) was an easier one for people to vote for. It was physical repairs on buildings, which is easier to see. The other one (a tax rate increase) --there may have been more concerns about teachers' salaries and other expenses in general."
There are a total of five precincts that must report, and, as of 11:48 p.m. Nov. 6, one precinct has yet to report.
Golf School District 67 in Morton Grove and Niles is asking voters to approve two ballot questions that would provide it revenue for facilities and operations, respectively.
See approximately how much it would cost you in property taxes if the referendum passes, and what the money would go toward.
Patch.com will be updating this page with election results for the referendum questions all evening.
|School District 67, Tax Extension Increase||Precincts Reported|
|YES||4 of 5 precincts reporting||40.96||589|
|NO||4 of 5 precincts reporting||59.04||849|
|School District 67, Issue Bonds||Precincts Reported|
|YES||4 of 5 reporting||52.4||765|
|NO||4 of reporting||47.6||695|
Update 10:09 p.m. - For issuing bonds, four of the five precincts have reported. 765, or about 52 percent, have voted for the bonds, while 695, of about 48 percent, have voted against them.
Meanwhile, for School District 67's tax extension increase, four of the five precincts have reported. About 590 have voted for the increase while 849, of 59.04 percent, have voted against the increase.
Update - 8:28 p.m. - Things have quickly turned around for District 67, as voters for issuing more bonds are leading with 520 votes, or about 51 percent. While 500 have voted, "no," of 500 votes, 49.02 percent. Three of five precincts have reported.
Update - 8:22 p.m. - Parents and members of the referendum committee were trickling into Giordano's pizza in Morton grove. One said they had committee members in every precinct watching for any irregularities. They hoped to get results in the precincts.
Update - 8:09 p.m. - While there haven't been many votes, this seems like it might go down to the wire. For issuing more bonds, two of five precincts have reported, with 114 voting yes, or about 34 percent, and 216 voting no, or about 65 percent.
Meanwhile, 158 people have voted for District 67 to get a tax extension increase while 177 have voted no. Only two of the five precincts have reported.