To the Editor:
McHenry School District 156’s aging high schools need investment. The East and West campuses have a combined 143 years of service time. East needs a new roof; both schools have heating, ventilation and air conditioning needs, as well as life-safety issues.
Like many, I am a parent of a student who shuttles between schools for classes during the day.
Until a recent informational meeting, I was unaware that District 156 runs 47 shuttles daily to provide equitable access to classes and programs between schools.
District 156’s referendum plan proposes to greatly reduce the overhead required to provide equal opportunity for students between campuses while expanding and improving curriculum.
The tenets of this plan are building improvements and efficiencies to deliver an improved curriculum.
The plan also lowers our District 156 bonds by 25 percent – about $70 a year on a $200,000 home.
Thank you, District 156, for providing a referendum plan that is both progressive and fiscally responsible.