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First Meeting on Possible School Closings Set for Thursday

D112 may have to chose between fewer schools or higher taxes. Thursday's meeting is the first of six public discussions on the topic.

First Meeting on Possible School Closings Set for Thursday
The first of six public meetings to discuss the possible choice between fewer schools or higher taxes for North Shore District 112 will be held Thursday morning.

That is the essence of discussions which will take place  when the Superintendent’s Citizen Finance and Facilities Advisory Committee presents its findings to the citizenry in a series of meetings. The three broad subjects will be whether to operate the District’s buildings without seeking additional revenue, using the existing structures with a bond issue for improvements and sell bonds to renovate and maintain fewer buildings. There will also be an online survey.

Thursday's meeting is scheduled for 9:30-11:30 at the Highland Park Country Club. You can RSVP here.

The District operates eight elementary schools for students in kindergarten through fifth grades and three middle schools for sixth, seventh and eighth graders. There are approximately 4,400 students in the schools.

Districts of 112’s size would normally operate with seven schools, according to Superintendent David Behlow. He will make a recommendation to the Board of Education after further extensive study but stresses the decision will come from the community.

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