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Creating A Future Vision for District 30's Learning Spaces: Facility Plan Information

February 23, 2017

January - March 2017

Stay informed during 2017 - District 30's 2016 Facilities Planning Updates Available at www.district30.org and www.d30facilities.org

A video tour of Maple School and current information regarding the facilities plan can be accessed at District 30's Facilities website at www.d30facilities.org

January 19, 2017

Dear District 30 Parents,

This fall included the creation of our District 30 Master Facility Plan which identified a long-range plan for addressing physical and educational needs at Maple, Wescott, and Willowbrook. This comprehensive planning process included input from staff, students, parents, and community members.

After analyzing possible approaches to addressing our highest priorities, our Citizens’ Task Force recommended that our Board of Education pursue a new Maple School while completing the state-mandated Health/Life-Safety work at Wescott and Willowbrook. Our Board of Education unanimously supported this recommendation on December 13, 2016, and there will be a facility bond referendum question on the ballot on April 4, 2017.

You can also access information about our facilities process and proposal at http://www.d30facilities.org. Contained within this site is our Frequently Asked Questions page at http://www.d30facilities.org/faq/, which you may also find informative.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if questions arise, and have a great week!

Sincerely,

Brian

December 14, 2016

Board of Education Adopts Facility Plan Resolution

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Board of Education met at Maple School, and voted "unanimously" to support and adopt a resolution to place the facility plan proposal on this spring's ballot. The Resolution provides for and requires the submission of the proposition of issuing $36,300,000 School Building Bonds to the voters of the School District Number 30, Cook County Illinois, at the consolidated election to be held on the 4th day of April 2017.

Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley stated in a letter to parents and staff members, "Thank you to our staff, students, Board, parents and community members for the important input on our Master Facility Plan."

For more information, go to www.district30.org or www.d30facilities.org

Every resident should have received letters from Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley on December 12 and 14, about the facility plan process, proposal, Boards' approval of resolution, and upcoming tours.

From Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian K. Wegley

District 30 Citizens’ Task Force Finalizes Recommendation

The Citizens’ Task Force is comprised of 34 citizens who live within the Northbrook/Glenview School District 30. The Task Force was brought together to help formulate a funding proposal for the district’s facility needs. The members represent business, civic and education leaders from throughout the district.

Members of the Task Force were provided detailed information as part of three meetings, each approximately two hours long. Among the information evaluated and discussed included a facilities master plan, financing plans and tax impact analyses, bond proposal options and community opinion research. The Task Force considered two bond proposals, one being higher than the amount ultimately approved. 
 
Recommendation of the Citizens’ Task Force to District 30 Board of Education

Based on the information presented to us, 75 percent of the Task Force agree that the Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 should proceed in placing a $36.3 million facility bond measure on the April 4, 2017, ballot to fund:

  • Construction of a new middle school to replace the existing 67-year-old Maple School
  • Filed Health/Life-Safety upgrades at Wescott and Willowbrook Schools

The Task Force felt the information presented a compelling case for this funding proposal. It is important to point out that those Task Force members who did not support the reduced bond proposal still fully supported the construction of a new middle school, but they also wanted to include additional capital improvements at each elementary school beyond the health/life-safety upgrades.

In developing its final recommendations, the Citizens’ Task Force also took into consideration District 30’s recent investment of $4.1 million in improvements which focused on the district’s two elementary school buildings. While these improvements have not addressed all of the elementary school needs, they have addressed many important projects at these two schools.

District 30 has listened. The final Citizens’ Task Force proposal was shaped based on our community’s thoughts and recommendations. On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the District 30 Board of Education will meet at Maple School at 7:30 p.m. to consider adopting a resolution to place the proposal on this spring's ballot.

December 9, 2016

From Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian K. Wegley

District 30 Citizens’ Task Force Finalizes Recommendation

The Citizens’ Task Force is comprised of 34 citizens who live within the Northbrook/Glenview School District 30. The Task Force was brought together to help formulate a funding proposal for the district’s facility needs. The members represent business, civic and education leaders from throughout the district.

Members of the Task Force were provided detailed information as part of three meetings, each approximately two hours long. Among the information evaluated and discussed included a facilities master plan, financing plans and tax impact analyses, bond proposal options and community opinion research. The Task Force considered two bond proposals, one being higher than the amount ultimately approved. 
 
Recommendation of the Citizens’ Task Force to District 30 Board of Education

Based on the information presented to us, 75 percent of the Task Force agree that the Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 should proceed in placing a $36.3 million facility bond measure on the April 4, 2017, ballot to fund:

  • Construction of a new middle school to replace the existing 67-year-old Maple School
  • Filed Health/Life-Safety upgrades at Wescott and Willowbrook Schools

The Task Force felt the information presented a compelling case for this funding proposal. It is important to point out that those Task Force members who did not support the reduced bond proposal still fully supported the construction of a new middle school, but they also wanted to include additional capital improvements at each elementary school beyond the health/life-safety upgrades.

In developing its final recommendations, the Citizens’ Task Force also took into consideration District 30’s recent investment of $4.1 million in improvements which focused on the district’s two elementary school buildings. While these improvements have not addressed all of the elementary school needs, they have addressed many important projects at these two schools.

District 30 has listened. The final Citizens’ Task Force proposal was shaped based on our community’s thoughts and recommendations. On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the District 30 Board of Education will meet at Maple School at 7:30 p.m. to consider adopting a resolution to place the proposal on this spring's ballot.

District 30's 2016 Facilities Planning Updates Available at www.district30.org and www.d30facilities.org

Upcoming Maple School Tours with Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley:

Saturday, January 14, 2017, beginning at Maple School’s Main Entrance at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, January 21, 2017, beginning at Maple School’s Main Entrance at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 4, 2017, beginning at Maple School’s Main Entrance at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, February 18, 2017, beginning at Maple School’s Main Entrance at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, 2017, beginning at Maple School’s Main Entrance at 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 18, 2017, beginning at Maple School’s Main Entrance at 1:00 p.m.

Thank You To All Who Responded to District 30's Facilities Study Survey

Thank you to all who responded to District 30's public opinion survey that was mailed to all registered voters in early November. They are currently being reviewed by District 30's administration, the Citizen's Task Force, Board of Education and consultants.

The District's Citizen's Task Force will met on December 1 to discuss and finalize their recommended facility option and funding route, which will be shared with the Board of Education at the business meeting on December 8 at Maple School. A special Board meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 13 at Maple School.

From October through mid-November, Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley gave tours of Maple School. Attendees had a chance to see first-hand the facility issues in the building, and heard about potential solutions.

"Creating Future Vision for District 30's Learning Spaces"

Facilities' Website Now Includes Important Updates

Now is the time to learn more about District 30’s planning efforts, facility needs and proposed solutions. Residents can also learn more by reviewing a summary of facility issues and potential solutions to the district's highest priority needs at http://www.d30facilities.org/

In addition, a video tour of Maple School is available at the Facilities Study website at http://www.d30facilities.org/!  On this website, one can also view the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions section) to find out more about the district's plans for improving facilities and our students' educational environment.

Community members can also schedule additional tours of Maple School with Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley by contacting him or his assistant, Sam Friedman at the District Office at 847-498-4190.

Citizen's Task Force Met on December 1

District 30's Citizen's Task Force met on Thursday, December 1 in Maple School's multipurpose room. Gaving reviewed surveys from District 30 residents, the Citizens’ Task Force discussed and finalized their recommended facility option and funding route, which will be shared with the Board of Education at the December 8 business meeting.  For more information, contact Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley at 847-498-4190.

District 30 Citizens’ Task Force Finalizes Recommendation

The Citizens’ Task Force is comprised of 34 citizens who live within the Northbrook/Glenview School District 30. The Task Force was brought together to help formulate a funding proposal for the district’s facility needs. The members represent business, civic and education leaders from throughout the district.

Members of the Task Force were provided detailed information as part of three meetings, each approximately two hours long. Among the information evaluated and discussed included a facilities master plan, financing plans and tax impact analyses, bond proposal options and community opinion research. The Task Force considered two bond proposals, one being higher than the amount ultimately approved.  
 
Recommendation of the Citizens’ Task Force to District 30 Board of Education

Based on the information presented to us, 75 percent of the Task Force agree that the Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 should proceed in placing a $36.3 million facility bond measure on the April 4, 2017, ballot to fund:
  • Construction of a new middle school to replace the existing 67-year-old Maple School
  • Filed Health/Life-Safety upgrades at Wescott and Willowbrook Schools

The Task Force felt the information presented a compelling case for this funding proposal. It is important to point out that those Task Force members who did not support the reduced bond proposal still fully supported the construction of a new middle school, but they also wanted to include additional capital improvements at each elementary school beyond the health/life-safety upgrades.

In developing its final recommendations, the Citizens’ Task Force also took into consideration District 30’s recent investment of $4.1 million in improvements which focused on the district’s two elementary school buildings. While these improvements have not addressed all of the elementary school needs, they have addressed many important projects at these two schools.

District 30 has listened. The final Citizens’ Task Force proposal was shaped based on our community’s thoughts and recommendations. On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the District 30 Board of Education will meet at Maple School at 7:30 p.m. to consider adopting a resolution to place the proposal on this spring's ballot.

District 30's 2016 Facilities Planning Updates Available at www.district30.org and www.d30facilities.org

Board Hears Facilities Plan Recommendation and Levy is Approved

Community members, District 30 Citizen Task Force members, and faculty were present at District 30's Board of Education meeting, which was held on December 8 at Maple School.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian Wegley welcomed the audience, and began the evening by sincerely thanking all of the people who have been involved in the district's Master Facility Plan process this fall.

They include the Steering Committee and 34-person Citizen Task Force, all comprised of staff members, Board members, business civic and education leaders from throughout the district.

Citizen's Task Force spokespersons, David Abraham, Carlo Cavallaro and Jeff St. John presented to the Board of Education, the final recommendations on the Facilities Master Plan, which included financing plans and tax impact analyses, bond proposal options and community opinion research.

"This proposal was shaped based on the community's thoughts and recommendations. It is a great road map for the future," stated Dr. Wegley.  

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016, the Board of Education will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Maple School, to consider adopting a resolution to place the facility plan proposal on this spring's ballot. For more information, read Dr. Wegley's letter to the community in the December 9 weekly school newsletters. Go to www.district30.org or www.d30facilities.org

In addition, the annual Levy Hearing was held. Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, Dale Falk presented a thorough synopsis of the district's finances; and this was followed by the Board's approval of the 2016 Levy.

From Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brian K. Wegley

District 30 Citizens’ Task Force to Share Recommendation with Board on December 8

On December 1, the District 30 Citizens' Task Force analyzed three
possible approaches to accomplish the highest priorities on the
District 30 Master Facility Plan, crafted a proposal to be tested, and
has now reviewed survey results that incorporated the voice of over
1,000 respondents.

Representatives of the Citizens’ Task Force will share their recommendation with the District 30 Board of Education at our December 8 Board Meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Maple School. The task force has defined a recommendation that is responsive to the information received
through the survey of our community.

A couple of important summary points from the survey results:
 
Survey respondents give District 30 high marks.
The answer to, "Schools often use the letter grades A, B, C, D
or F to grade students. If you had the chance to grade Northbrook/
Glenview School District 30, what grade would you give it?," included
48% A and 31% B.

According to the district consultant, Mr. Paul
Hanley, this 79% A or B grade is the highest rating he has ever seen
in his 24 years of experience.

As a comparison, the 2015 Gallup Poll averages included 13% A and 38% B ratings. Mr. Hanley shared that the answer to, “How confident are you that District 30 is handling taxpayer’s money wisely?" showed strong confidence from our community.
 
Respondents shared that the district’s priority is Maple School.
Support for the tested proposal to fund replacement of the district’s middle school and address facility improvements at the district’s two elementary schools was split with 48% indicating that they would definitely or probably support it and 44% indicating the opposite.

Residents are welcome to join our meeting to hear the Citizens’ Task Force
recommendation at the December 8 Board Meeting. The Board will
then meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, to finalize
their recommended course of action regarding facility needs across
District 30.
 

Resident Harley Korman is one of the 34 Citizen Task Force members from the community who have helped formulate the facility plan proposal, which they will present to the Board of Education on December 8 at Maple School.
 
Citizen Task Force Has New Recommendations for Facility Plan
 
District 30 residents who want to stay on top of the latest facility plans and proposals, should read reporter Irv Leavitt's article on the Citizen Task Force meeting that was held on December 1 at Maple School. The group will meet with the Board of Education meting at 7:30 p.m., on December 8 at Maple School, with their proposal. Read more at http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/news/ct-nbs-maple-school-referendum-tl-1208-20161202-story.html
 
December 5, 2016

Dear District 30 Family,

The District 30 Citizens' Task Force (CTF) analyzed three possible approaches to accomplish the highest priorities on the District 30 Master Facility Plan, crafted a proposal to be tested, and has now reviewed survey results that incorporated the voice of over 1,000 respondents. Representatives of the Citizens’ Task Force will share their recommendation with the District 30 Board of Education at our December 8 Board Meeting, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at Maple School. The task force has defined a recommendation that is responsive to the information received through the survey of our community.

A couple of important summary points from the survey results:
Survey respondents give District 30 high marks.

The answer to, "Schools often use the letter grades A, B, C, D or F to grade students. If you had the chance to grade Northbrook/ Glenview School District 30, what grade would you give it?," included 48% A and 31% B. According to the district consultant, Mr. Paul Hanley, this 79% A/B grade is the highest rating he has ever seen in his 24 years of experience. As a comparison, the 2015 Gallup Poll averages included 13% A and 38% B ratings.

The answer to, "How confident are you that District 30 is handling taxpayer's money wisely?," showed 60% of respondents who said they were very or somewhat confident. Mr. Hanley shared that this was a very strong number and that he often sees this number in the 38% range.

Respondents shared that the largest need was Maple School.
Support for the tested proposal to fund the replacement of the district’s middle school and address facility improvements at the district’s two elementary schools was split with 48% indicating that they would definitely or probably support it, and 44% indicating the opposite.

The CTF recommendation that will be brought to our December 8 Board Meeting will be to pursue a new Maple School, along with the required health/life-safety work at the elementary buildings. This drops the overall dollar amount from $44.7 million to $41.5 million, and it would require putting a facility bond referendum on the April 4, 2017, ballot. With the district's $5.2 million fund balance contribution, the facility bond referendum would decrease from $39.5 million to $36.3 million.

Although this leaves us with additional capacity work at the elementary buildings, we will have opportunities within the next few years to consider addressing these needs. However, if we do not have a successful referendum for the necessary facility work at Maple School, virtually all of the district’s facility maintenance resources for maintenance and health/life-safety requirements will be tied up in Maple School.

I was impressed with the quality of the CTF's conversation, and I fully support this recommendation. With the survey results being just a slight lean toward the positive, I do believe this is responsive to the message we received.

You are welcome to join our meeting to hear the Citizens’ Task Force recommendation at the  December 8 Board Meeting. The Board will then meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, to finalize their recommended course of action regarding facility needs across District 30. I will work to set up a time to meet with each building in the near future once the Board has made a final decision.

One important note about our ethics laws and policy:


If the Board of Education acts to place a facility bond referendum on the April ballot, it will become a public question for the voters and, thus, a political matter. As we were all reminded during this last presidential election, ethics laws do not allow us to advocate for or against a political question during time we are in our District 30 roles (e.g. we can’t ask parents or students to have their parents support the referendum during our time at school or at a school function.) This does not mean that we give up the right to share our opinions or work with any outside public advocacy group (or groups), which may form separate from District 30 to advocate for or against the referendum. Please let me know if you have questions regarding this concept, and feel free to reach out to your principals or me if questions arise. If the Board of Education does place a question on the ballot, we will schedule a meeting in each building to provide some clarity on this issue and to answer questions.

Thank you to our principals (Nate, Betty, Scott, and Chris) along with our staff (Jackie Ruf, Sharon Latek, and Ann Angel) who served on our Citizens’ Task Force. Thank you also to Jessica Schutz, Kurt Barker, and Kristen Leverso for their service on our Steering Committee. Of course, thank you to all of you who have played an active role establishing our District 30 Master Facility Plan. I am confident that we will find ways to accomplish all identified needs over the next several years.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or your principal if you have questions, and have a wonderful week!

Sincerely,

Brian

Dr. Brian K. Wegley
Superintendent of Schools

10/4/16

From Superintendent Dr. Wegley in his blog on September 30: "Thank you to the District 30 Citizens’ Task Force, which convened for its first meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2016."

This meeting included:

  • Introducing members
  • Sharing the charge of the committee – narrow options to implement the Master Facility Plan and define a recommendation for the option our Board of Education should pursue
  • Reviewing our meeting calendar and Citizens’ Task Force procedures
  • Highlighting our Master Facility Plan progress, which incorporates findings from the updated physical assessment and the recently completed educational assessment
  • Touring Maple School

Find out more about the Master Facility Plan, Citizen's Task Force meeting dates, and upcoming Maple School tours in Dr. Wegley's blog at http://blog.d30.me/bwegley/ 

9/27/16

Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley Highlights Facility Plan and Upcoming Tour Dates at Maple School

Superintendent, Dr. Brian Wegley's latest blog "The District 30 Echo" at http://blog.d30.me/bwegley/2016/09/23/d30-master-facility-plan-update/ gives a comprehensive facility update and informs the community about two upcoming Maple School tour dates.

"District 30 has set up two dates for public tours of Maple to learn more about the needs we face as a district along with the inclusive process we are employing to define our plan of action," stated Dr. Wegley.

Public Tours of Maple School

  • Saturday, October 15, 2016, beginning in the Multipurpose Room at Maple School at 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (Residents also encouraged to participate in Maple’s Computer Recycling Drive)!
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016, beginning in the Multipurpose Room at Maple School at 6:00 p.m. (Residents also encouraged to participate in Maple’s Canned Food Drive for the Northfield Food Pantry).
  • Monday, October 26, 2016, beginning in the Multipurpose Room at Maple School at 6:00 p.m.

"Our work on our Master Facility Plan continues. To create the District 30 Master Facility Plan, our architects, ARCON, updated the physical assessment and completed the educational assessment of our facilities. Parents, students, and staff have participated tours, focus groups, design workshops, and observations that were completed by ARCON and their educational consultant, David Jakes Design," said Dr. Wegley.

9/2/16

From Superintendent Dr. Wegley 

Dear District 30 Parents and Guardians,

District 30 is completing our second week of school, and it is wonderful to have the energy of our students back in our schools!

 I am writing this email to personally share a little information about an important initiative being undertaken within District 30. After meaningful input and reflection, District 30 updated its Strategic Plan last year, which fueled the creation of two important Board Goals:

Goal 1: Increase child-centered instruction within rigorous and coherent educational programs.

Goal 2: Ensure District 30 facilities possess the capacity to support our evolving and emerging programs and contribute to optimal educational experiences.

The first goal works to build upon our educational vision, while our second goal strives to create and realize the facility vision that aligns with our educational vision.

District 30’s Board of Education has entered into an inclusive process that is respectful to our stakeholders and community, and involves them in the process of updating our district’s facility vision. The first semester of the 2016-2017 school year will be devoted to this important work, which was kicked off this week.

 

This week’s work with community members, parents, staff, and students has generated a wealth of educational insights about our facilities that will compliment the full physical assessment of our facilities that was completed last year.

Findings will be utilized by a Steering Committee which will help update our Master Facility Plan. Once approved by the Board of Education, this plan, along with options for accomplishing the plan, will be shared with the Citizens’ Task Force. This group will narrow options, gather input from our community, and present our Board of Education with the facility option they recommend.

As always, we value and appreciate your partnership and commitment to the students we serve in District 30. Thank you in advance for staying engaged, including your participation in future community opinion surveys the district will be conducting in late-October or early-November.

You can learn more about the needs driving this important work in my most recent blog: Board Goals and Master Facility Plan and at our District 30 facility website (http://facilities.district30.org/).

 As our work progresses, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with your insights or questions at 847-498-4190

Unanimous Recommendation for Feedback from Citizens’ Task Force on Master Facility Plan

For more information about District 30’s Facility and Educational Vision and to watch a video tour of Maple School, go to the following link: http://facilities.district30.org/ 

10/21/16 Dr. Brian K. Wegley's Blog:

Do we spend millions of dollars renovating Maple School—our 67-year-old middle school—or do we replace it? This is the big question that a Citizens’ Task Force of local business, civic and educational leaders recently tackled. The group included both parents and non-parents within District 30.

In doing their homework, the Task Force met with the district’s architect, ARCON Associates, to review a comprehensive Master Facility Plan and tour the middle school (Maple School). The recently completed Master Facility Plan was created through an exhaustive process involving architects, an education consultant, construction management professionals, principals, teachers, students, parents, district leadership and other stakeholders. The Task Force was also given the opportunity to discuss financing options with the district’s financial advisor.

The 34-member Task Force was specifically asked, “If we’re going to conduct a mail-in survey of registered voters in District 30, what specific facility improvement proposals should be tested?” The group unanimously decided that voter feedback should be gathered on one proposal focused on replacing the middle school, rather than renovating it. The Task Force also recommended that the proposal include state-mandated Health/Life Safety upgrades, additional instructional space and parking lot/site improvements at District 30’s two elementary schools (Wescott School and Willowbrook School).

The Task Force was in agreement that spending millions of dollars on repairs, renovations and “Band-Aid” fixes to the aging middle school, now and in the future, was not a fiscally responsible solution, especially since the renovations would not address the district’s current and long-term instructional space needs.

One facility improvement that the Task Force eliminated from the proposal was district office space at the new middle school. In an effort to stay below the district’s bonding capacity, the Task Force decided that instructional space needs at the elementary schools outweighed the need for administrative offices. While the group realized that the district’s offices would need to be demolished to help make room for a new middle school, they recommended the district develop alternative strategies such as leasing office space or pursuing these improvements if the total project came in under budget.

Other factors that the Task Force took into consideration were the following:

Renovating the middle school—rather than replacing it—would be much more disruptive to students and staff given the amount of time it would take to tackle the improvements.

The replacement proposal would allow classes and District 30’s summer school program to continue in the existing school building while the new school is built on the same site. Once the new building is completed, the old middle school would be demolished and the campus would be fully developed.
District 30 is currently debt free, borrowing costs are near historic lows and construction costs continue to increase.

If a middle school replacement project and elementary school improvements are not pursued, or voters turn down funding for these improvements, the district will still need to address about $18 million in Health/Life Safety and long-term maintenance improvements at its three schools.
The district recently invested about $4.1 million in Health/Life Safety improvements at its two elementary schools, and it would use another $5.2 million in existing reserves toward the new middle school and elementary school upgrades.

In the late 1990s, the Glenview Naval Air Base was closed and redeveloped into The Glen. The Glen has used a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District since 1999 to finance redevelopment. This TIF sunsets in 2022. At that point in time, District 30’s equalized assessed value (EAV) is projected to increase by about $88 million. This higher EAV would lead to a lower tax rate of about 14% on any outstanding voter-approved bonds. The District will also collect roughly $2.8 million in additional revenue under the Tax Cap, making it unlikely that a future operating referendum will be required.

Trying to renovate the middle school, such that it is comparable to a new school, is roughly the same cost as building a new one. There are renovation options that are less expensive, but they fall well short of the district’s instructional space needs and result in ongoing expenses tied to Health/Life Safety needs.
The estimated total cost of the middle school replacement and improvements to the two elementary schools is $44.7 million. However, the total proposed request is $39.5 million, given that the district would allocate
$5.2 million from reserves.

For homeowners within District 30, the estimated annual tax impact of the $39.5 million proposal is $51.76 per $1,000 of property taxes paid.

Nothing is set in stone at this time. Your input on the facility improvement proposal being considered is critical. Over the next few weeks, you will be receiving additional information on District 30’s facility needs and proposed solutions. The district will also be hosting additional community outreach meetings and tours of Maple School—located at 2370 Shermer Road, Northbrook, IL 60062—on the following date and time:

Saturday, November 5, 2016, 10:30 am

A public opinion survey will be mailed to all registered voters in your household soon. Your participation in this important survey is greatly appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about District 30’s planning efforts, facility needs and proposed solutions through ongoing communications and at www.D30facilities.org. You can also learn more by reviewing a summary of our facility issues and potential solutions to our highest priority needs.

If you have questions regarding the proposal being considered, please contact me at your convenience. My email is bwegley@district30.org and the District Office phone number is 847-498-4190.

 Media Coverage on District 30's Master Facility Plan

Northbrook-Glenview District 30 Building Study Could Lead to Referendum
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/news/ct-nbs-maple-school-tl-0922-20160916-story.html

Architect Estimates New Maple School Cost at $44.3 million http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/news/ct-nbs-district-30-facilities-tl-1013-20161010-story.html  


Maple Reconstruction Appears Viable in Early Stages of Task Force, Master Facility Plan http://www.northbrooktower.com/school/maple-reconstruction-appears-viable-early-stages-task-force-master-facility-plan

Task Force Backs D30 Building; $40M Referendum
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/news/ct-nbs-district-30-facilities-tl-1020-20161018-story.html

Northbrook/Glenview District 30 task force scales back referendum plan .http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/news/ct-nbs-maple-school-referendum-tl-1208-20161202-story.html

https://shar.es/1EPCJ0

The 37-person task force reached a unanimous decision to build a new Maple School, while still addressing the life-safety and learning needs of Wescott and Willowbrook, for a projected $24 million.

Northbrook/Glenview Dist. 30 Task Force: Build New Maple School - by Tom Robb at Glenview Journal, December 7, 2016
http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_6f72fd6c-bcbe-11e6-9aa1-87211576206b.html

Northbrook/Glenview District 30 task force scales back referendum plan - by Irv Leavitt at Northbrook Star, December 7 issue of Northbrook Star, online issue on December 2, 2016
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/northbrook/news/ct-nbs-maple-school-referendum-tl-1208-20161202-story.html

Link to December 13, 2016 Northbrook Tower article regarding CTF Recommendation
http://www.northbrooktower.com/district-30-task-force-recommends-415-million-new-maple-construction-school-improvements

Journal (Glenview) - December 15 article regarding Board Approval of Referendum - http://www.journal-topics.com/news/article_7be5f4a8-c251-11e6-b8c9-4bb11a70c504.html#.WFLlbK6Mfc8.facebook

Daily North Shore - February 11 article on Group Forms to Back Maple School Referendum - http://jwcdaily.com/2017/02/10/group-forms-to-back-maple-school-referendum-for-northbrook-glenview-school-district-30/