Referendum Information

  • ---------------------------- REFERENDUM RESULTS posted 11/9/22 ----------------------------

    Referendum Information On November 8, 2022, Glen Ellyn School District 41 residents will vote on a $49 million bond referendum that will solve our significant space issues.

    Community Engagement Sessions in October - CLICK HERE
    Virtual Referendum Info Sessions - CLICK HERE

    The proposed plan would build:
    1) New elementary school on our Spalding Park property
    2) New early learning preschool center addition to our Churchill School.

    The plan will now appear on our ballots in the upcoming November 8th election for community approval. CLICK HERE for details about Virtual Referendum Information Sessions happening in September and October, 2022. 

    If successful, the referendum will allow the district to:

    • Keep Class Sizes Small in Our Neighborhood Schools
    • Offer Full-Day Kindergarten for All Families in their Home School
    • Continue Building Innovative Opportunities for Kids

    With the additional space provided by the referendum, we will be able to protect class sizes now and into the future. We will also be able to better facilitate collaboration, which allows for more individual and small group instruction and provides hands-on learning experiences for students.

    We will also finally be able to offer full-day programming for kindergartners, which our community has been wanting for years. We’ll also be able to expand our award-winning preschool. These improvements will increase academic and social emotional learning for early learners and potentially provide childcare savings for parents.

    Pre-KFinally, we’ll be better able to meet the individual needs of each and every student through optimized spaces for student resources and supports, programming, and specials. Students will have access to the specialized instruction and related services they need in spaces that maintain their personal dignity and confidentiality. And they’ll get more opportunities to take advantage of innovative programming and STEAM education in improved learning environments.

    To support the community’s investment in our schools, the district is pledging $18 million in reserves towards this important work. This is possible because of the district’s conservative approach to spending, focusing on needs over wants and spending on students instead of administration. Our district is fiscally responsible, with the lowest tax rate, lowest cost per student, and highest student-to-administrator ratio of all Glenbard feeder schools.

    Solving our district’s space needs would allow us to provide better learning environments, helping our students thrive and continuing our commitment to excellence.