Woodridge board agrees to place levy on November ballot

As reported in West Side Leader on July 27, 2017. The Woodridge Local Schools Board of Education set in motion July 18 the process to place a new levy before voters on the Nov. 7 General Election ballot.

The regular meeting included a work session with bond counsel John Larson, of Squire Patton Boggs. Larson outlined a number of levy options, as the district needs to plug a projected operating shortfall. He concentrated on the differences between an emergency levy and a current expense levy.

After discussing the options, the board agreed to place a five-year, $4 million emergency levy on the ballot. According to Larson, an emergency levy is a fixed-dollar levy and raises a designated amount each year. Read more