Woodridge board agrees to place levy on November ballot

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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