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Senator Landek visits District 100 Students during TECH, 2018 in Springfield
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Please click here for the letter from the BOE President and Superintendent/Haga clic aquí para ver la carta del presidente del BOE y superintendente

June 29, 2018

On December 21, 2016, the Board of Education voted to place a referendum question on the ballot with the intent to raise approximately $2.2 million in operating funds for District 100 schools. The projected cost to homeowners was $160.11 per $100,000 fair market value of your home. The referendum was successful and has been applied to the 2nd installment tax bills residents are receiving this month.

When considering the referendum question, a tax rate increase was chosen based on the 2015 Equalized Assessed Values (EAV), and was guided by state requirements for a limiting rate referendum. At that time, EAV, as calculated by Cook County, had been declining for several years (see below) and based on that information, the increase in the limiting rate to 4.195% was projected to yield the district approximately $2.2 million. The referendum question was based on the declining EAV trend through 2015, as the 2016 and 2017 EAVs were unknown at the time the referendum question was drafted.

Year EAV % change
2009 572,349,787
2010 585,701,450 +2.33%
2011 479,851,384 -18.07% (triennial)
2012 439,460,728 -8.42%
2013 415,246,685 -5.51%
2014 379,601,208 -8.58% (triennial)
2015 370,845,863 -2.31%
2016 384,482,866 +3.68%
2017 467,766,208 +21.7% (triennial)

The 2017 EAV was confirmed and conveyed to the district on June 21, 2018. The EAV increased dramatically, resulting in much higher tax computations for many homeowners. The rate of 4.195% that the voters approved has not changed; however, the unexpected and significant increase in home values based on the triennial reassessment caused the projected cost to taxpayers to increase.

We appreciate the hard work and effort of everyone involved with the referendum campaign and the partnership with the community in supporting our schools. The intention of the referendum was to raise much-needed revenue after years of state cuts that resulted in increased classes sizes, high teacher turnover, reductions in staff and resources, and less after school opportunities for students. As we communicated throughout the campaign, District 100 focused on a conservative referendum that would address our most pressing financial needs and allow us to improve educational programs, retain quality staff, continue to offer after school sports and clubs, maintain preschool programs, and provide a more financially stable environment for the future.

We recognize that the cost to taxpayers communicated during the referendum campaign has changed due to the increase of home values in Berwyn. We are investigating options to ease the burden for the District 100 portion of the tax bill and to honor the integrity of the referendum. Our next Board of Education meeting is scheduled for July 25, 2018 and we will communicate with the public if additional meetings are scheduled prior to the regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

Mark Titzer
Board of Education President

Mary Havis
Superintendent


29 de junio de 2018

El 21 de diciembre de 2016, la Junta Educativa votó para ubicar una pregunta de referéndum en la boleta de votación con la intención de recaudar aproximadamente $2.2 millones en fondos operativos para las escuelas del Distrito 100. El costo proyectado para los proprietarios fue $160.11 por $100,000 de valor de su propiedad en el mercado justo. El referéndum fue un éxito y ha sido aplicado al 2do plazo de los recibos del impuesto que los residentes están recibiendo este mes.

Al considerar la pregunta del referéndum, el índice de aumento de impuesto fue elegido basado en los Valores Igualados Tasados (VIT) del 2015, y fueron guiados por requerimientos del estado para un referéndum de índice restrictivo. En ese momento, los VIT, calculados por el Condado Cook, habían estado bajando durante varios años (vea debajo) y basado en esa información, el aumento en el índice restrictivo a 4.195% proyectaba rendir aproximadamente $2.2 millones para el distrito. La pregunta del referéndum estaba basada en la tendencia decreciente de los VIT hasta 2015, ya que los VITde 2016 y 2017 eran desconocidos en el momento en que la pregunta del referéndum fue preparada.

Año VIT % cambio
2009 572,349,787
2010 585,701,450 +2.33%
2011 479,851,384 -18.07% (trienal)
2012 439,460,728 -8.42%
2013 415,246,685 -5.51%
2014 379,601,208 -8.58% (trienal)
2015 370,845,863 -2.31%
2016 384,482,866 +3.68%
2017 467,766,208 +21.7% (trienal)

Los VIT 2017 fueron confirmados y transmitidos al distrito el 21 de junio de 2018. Los VIT aumentaron dramáticamente, resultando en cálculos de impuesto mucho más altos para muchos proprietarios. El índice de 4.195% que los votantes aprobaron no ha cambiado; sin embargo, el aumento inesperado y significativo del valor de la propiedad basado en la revaloración trienal causó el aumento en el costo proyectado para los contribuyentes.

Apreciamos el trabajo duro y el esfuerzo de cada uno involucrado en la campaña del referéndum y la asociación con la comunidad en apoyar a nuestras escuelas. La intención del referéndum fue recaudar muy necesitados ingresos después de años de recortes del estado que resultaron en el aumento del tamaño de las clases, alta renovación de maestros, reducción en personal y recursos, y menos oportunidades para estudiantes después de la escuela. Como comunicamos durante la campaña, el Distrito 100 se enfocó en un referéndum prudente que abordaría la necesidades financieras más urgentes y nos permitiría mejorar programas educativos, retener personal de calidad, continuar ofreciendo clubes y deportes después de la escuela, mantener programas de prescolar, y proveer un ambiente finaciero más estable para el futuro.

Reconocemos que el costo para los contribuyentes comunicado durante la campaña del referéndum ha cambiado debido al aumento del valor de la propiedad en Berwyn. Estamos investigando opciones para aliviar la carga de la porción del Distrito 100 en el recibo del impuesto y para honrar la integridad del referéndum. Nuestra próxima reunión de la Junta Educativa está programada para el 25 de julio de 2018 y nos comunicaremos con el público si se programan reuniones adicionales antes de la reunión mensual programada regularmente.

Mark Titzer
Presidente de la Junta Educativa

Mary Havis
Superintendente

Free Meals for children are also available through the Greater Chicago Depository's Summer Lunch Bus from June 11, 2018 through August 17,2018 at the following locations:

Hodgkins Library, 6500 Wenz Ave., Hodgkins, IL. from 11:00 am to 11:20 am
Sharp Park, 1609 36th Ave., Melrose Park, IL from 11:55 am to 12:15 pm
Berwyn Township, 6600 W. 26th St., Berwyn, IL from 12:50 pm to 1:10 pm
Our Lady of Mount, 2414 S. 61st Ave., Cicero, IL from 1:45 p to 2:05 pm
Cicero Public Library, 5225 W. Cermak Rd., Cicero, IL from 2:20 pm to 2:40 pm
Freedom Park, 3701 Scoville Ave., Berwyn, IL from 3:00 pm to 3:20 pm

2018-2019 New & Returning Students Registration/Inscripciónes para Estudiantes de Nuevo Ingreso y Reingreso

All New & Returning Students for the 2018-2019 school year need to be registered online through the PowerSchool Registration Portal beginning on Monday, July 30, 2018 at 8am.


Todos los estudiantes de nuevo ingreso y que están de regreso para este año escolar 2018-2019 necesitan que registrarse en línea a través del Portal de Registro de PowerSchool comenzando el lunes, 30 de julio, 2018 a las 8am.

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Calendar

Board of Education Meeting
Date: 7/25/2018, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Heritage Middle School, 6850 W. 31st St., Berwyn, IL 60402
18-19 New & Returning Student Reg. online portal is open!
Date: 7/30/2018
Back to School Picnic
Date: 8/19/2018, 12 PM 2 PM
Location: Proksa Park, 3001 S. Wisconsin Ave.
First Day of School for 2018-2019 School Year
Date: 8/21/2018, 8:15 AM 11:15 AM
Location: All Schools/Students have a half day of attendance
Board of Education Meeting
Date: 8/22/2018, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Heritage Middle School, 6850 W. 31st St., Berwyn, IL 60402