In the March 20, 2018 primary election, the community approved District 99’s ballot question to address $136.6 million in capital facility improvements at North High and South High. With 100% of precincts reporting, unofficial results posted on the DuPage Election Commission website show 62.04 percent of voters in favor and 37.96 percent against the measure. The results will be certified on April 10.
“All of us at District 99 would like to thank the community for its support,” says Dr. Hank Thiele, District 99 superintendent. “We are confident that the reinvestment in our schools will have a positive and lasting impact on our current students, as well as future generations of students.”
The district will immediately begin the process to install air conditioning by August 17, 2018, the first day of the 2018-19 school year. The district will also begin designing plans for secured entrances, improving accessibility, and modernizing aging classrooms and science labs, as well as creating a new gymnasium at North High and a new auditorium at South High.
All spending from the proposed bond measure will be publicly disclosed. In addition, the District will continue to host community information meetings to collect design input and provide updates on the progress of the improvements.