WINNEBAGO, Ill. (WIFR) - After two failed attempts the Winnebago School District is once again pushing for a multi-million-dollar referendum to be passed.
School district leaders are asking to borrow $7.5 million in bonds for state-mandated building improvements. Superintendent John Schwuchow says these meetings are to address community concerns about where the money will go. Proposed changes to the buildings include structural reinforcement, repairing pavement and updating sprinkler and security systems.
"We have facilities that need to be maintained, addressed, and not having the needed funds to go along with it is an issue, it's an issue for our community members, students, kids coming into the buildings," Schwuchow says.
The district is hosting another community meeting at Winnebago High School tomorrow night at 6.