District 58 Referendum 2022

The Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday, Aug. 9 to place a proposal on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot to issue $179 million in bonds to improve District 58's facilities.

The proposal includes the following work:

  • School building maintenance projects, such as replacing roofing, plumbing and electrical, and addressing state-mandated repairs
  • Health, safety and security upgrades, including adding secure entry vestibules and air conditioning, and improving air quality, heating and ventilation 
  • Expanding the two middle schools to accommodate sixth-grade students. This transition would not only benefit sixth graders, it would also reduce overcrowding in District 58’s elementary schools.

The estimated annual tax impact of the $179 million in capital improvements is $253 for a $300,000 home. District 58’s current tax rate is 1.98. If the referendum passes, the tax rate will increase 0.25 to 2.23. When compared to all large DuPage County school districts, as defined by the Illinois State Board of Education, District 58 currently has the lowest property tax rate. If the referendum passes, District 58 will still have the lowest tax rate compared to peer districts.

What’s New

District 58 Referendum Open Houses

District 58 will hold two Referendum Informational Open Houses. All may attend.

Open House #1:
Thursday, Oct. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m.
O'Neill Middle School, 635 59th St.

Open House #2: 
Monday, Oct. 17 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Herrick Middle School, 4435 Middaugh Ave.

The open houses will include a brief presentation, tour and a question-and-answer opportunity.

District 58 invites the community to review the Referendum menu or click the below links to access information on the following topics:

Other Resources: