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Golf D-67 To Ask Voters For Tax Increase Again

Voters approved $8 million for the Niles-Morton Grove school district Tuesday, but turned down a tax rate increase.

 

Golf School District 67 in Niles and Morton Grove lost one of the referendum questions it had placed on Tuesday's ballot, and won the other. 

Its school board president, Meryl Gale, said the district would come back in a future election and ask voters again to improve the tax rate increase, according to the Morton Grove Champion. 

Earlier: D-67 wins one of two referendum questions

Voters approved a $7.9 million bond referendum that will allow the district to make repairs and improvements to Golf Middle School and Hynes Elementary School. District 67 signed a contract with an architect the day after the election. 

However, voters turned down the district's request for a tax rate increase by a wide margin.  

Earlier: D67 asks public for rate increase to restore programs 

The district would have used the money to restore full-day kindergarten, reading and library programs and staff and other programming, and eliminate the fees it has tacked on to athletic and extra-curricular programs. 

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smallbizman November 09, 2012 at 02:07 PM
They will ask again.But if you so no again,They will just take it instead.Because you don't know what's good for you.
Z November 09, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Try a functional budget first.
CK November 10, 2012 at 04:30 AM
I am sick and tired of these teachers and the boards of education always taking our money without them doing something to cut costs. It is a slap in the face to already plan to ask again after the were just told NO. If their student acted that way like being disobedient they would call us at home and complain but they can do the same thing and think there real smart. We say NO to them and they keep coming back. Well We need a new board right away.
Michael Scaunas November 16, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Improvements will not make the schools better. Also we in our district have too many superintendents who are paid too much from taxpayer's money to attend meetings. It is time to look at teacher's salaries compared to the amount of work they do and benefits they get. You ask for money when people are loosing their jobs in today's economy. Think of who is paying you.
grandpa November 16, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Folks should stop picking on the union, after all, look what the union workers did for the Twinkie factory. Errr, nevermind!

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