School Board approves no tax raise levy request


The Consolidated High School District 230 School Board approved a 0% increase to the property tax levy extension from the previous year. The total tax levy request totals $106.4 million, the same amount extended in 2014.

“Maintaining a balanced budget while also requesting the same as the previous year’s tax extension is not an easy task,” said School Board President Rick Nogal. “Through fiscal management, however, the District 230 School Board has been able to achieve no tax increase in four out of the past five years.”

While funding from the State of Illinois has been in flux over the past several years, District 230 has been able to maintain a balanced budget for the past 12 years and has received the status of Financial Recognition from the Illinois State Board of Education, the highest rating possible. Another indication of the District’s strong financial health is that Standard and Poor’s has awarded the District a AA rating.

The District 230 School Board has also led efforts to challenge changes to the state school funding formula that could have detrimental impact on the district. Their efforts continue by keeping a close eye on legislative efforts in Springfield and advocating for the best interests of our students and community.

“We are firmly committed to being fiscally responsible to our taxpayers while providing the outstanding education our students deserve and community expects,” said Nogal.

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