Issue 71 is just weeks away from hitting the ballot box.
If passed on Nov. 6, the five-year, 6.83-mill levy would generate $15 million in revenue and cost homeowners $209 per year for every $100,000 in valuation, said district Superintendent Walter Davis.
In the event Issue 71 fails, the Woodridge Board of Education will need to approve $1.8 million in cuts to keep the budget balanced and in the black through the 2013-14 school year.
The reductions would go into effect July 1, 2013.
According to Issue 71 Levy Committee Chairman Scott Karlo, cuts would include:
- K-8 busing would be reduced to state minimum; high school transportation would be eliminated
- Two part-time health aides
- Three custodial aides
- 1.5 guidance counselors
- One industrial technology teacher
- Three library tutors (no library unless parents volunteer)
- Three kindergarten teachers (Elimination of all-day, everyday Kindergarten)
- Five Woodridge High School teachers
- Three Woodridge Middle School teachers
- Four Primary School and Intermediate School teachers