701 W. Gregory Mount Prospect, IL 60056  |  847-394-7300
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A Message from Your Superintendent

January 18, 2018

As you know, the District 57 School Board has placed a referendum on the ballot for the March 20th election. Voters will be asked to decide if they are willing to provide additional funding for the schools through a limiting tax rate increase. If the referendum does not pass, the District will need to make significant spending reductions over the next 2 years, which will result in the elimination of several teaching positions, all art and music, band and orchestra, and other programs and positions. In addition, we will need to reduce the construction/maintenance and supply budgets and increase student fees.

Many factors out of our control have brought us to this point, including a 20 percent growth in enrollment, state and federal funding cuts and our uniquely low tax base and tax rate. On Feb. 1 and March 1 (7 p.m. at Westbrook), administrators and School Board members will hold Community Forums to explain the situation that our schools are facing and specifics of the referendum and cuts that will be made if it does not pass. There also will be an opportunity for community members to ask questions. I encourage you to attend one of these sessions to become informed about these important issues. The vote in just two months will determine the future of our school district.

In addition, please read the referendum Q&A in the special edition of our District newsletter. This provides a simple overview of the situation and the options under consideration.

Thank you for staying informed. I hope to see you on February 1 or March 1.

Dr. Elaine Aumiller
Superintendent of Schools, Mount Prospect School District 57
Mount Prospect School District 57
701 W. Gregory
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Phone: 847-394-7300
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mount prospect school district 57
701 w. gregory
mount prospect, il 60056
phone:  847-394-7300
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