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District 99 is evaluating three options: addressing the highest priority capital improvements at a cost of $136.6 million and an estimated tax impact of $65 per year for a $300,000 home; limiting the scope of the improvements to $81.6 million, including eliminating the auditorium expansion at Downers Grove South and the new gymnasium at Downers Grove North, resulting in no tax rate increase; or not reinvesting in the schools and maintaining existing facilities.
Other potential improvements include creation of a learning commons in each building, which would house resources such as college and career counseling, social workers, psychologists, counselors, activities, technology support, deans, cafeteria, library and bookstore. The spaces would be available for community use during off hours.
Enhancements to athletic fields, including bleacher replacements and the addition of locker rooms and training rooms, also are included in the plan.
To learn more about the plan, visit csd99.org/MFP.