District 58 Referendum 2022
The community approved District 58’s $179 million bond referendum to improve District 58’s 13 school facilities in the Nov. 8, 2022 election. With 100% of precincts reporting, unofficial results posted on the DuPage Election Commission website (as of Nov. 18, 2022) show 67.59% of voters in favor and 32.41% against the measure.
As a next step, District 58 will finalize the bond issuance with the Board of Education and will work with a construction management at-risk firm and the District’s architects to design final plans for school building maintenance projects, secured entrances, air conditioning installation, air quality/ventilation improvements and the middle school expansion.
All spending from the bond measure will be publicly disclosed. In addition, the District will continue to host meetings to collect design input and provide updates on the progress of the improvements. Any updates will also be posted on District 58’s Building for Success webpage at www.dg58.org/building-for-success/index. Learn more.
The Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday, Aug. 9, 2022 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, at the time of the referendum District 58 currently has the lowest property tax rate.
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