Parents Raise Money for New Belvidere High School

By: 23 Weekend News
By: 23 Weekend News

The Belvidere School District is getting a new high school. Now, the district needs our money to keep things in order.

Several dozen parents went door-to-door today urging residents to approve a $2.8 million school referendum. The money would be used to build a new high school and two new elementary schools.

"There's still a lot of people unaware for the need of the referendum and so if going door to door is a good way to get the word out," says Michael Nelson, a Belvidere parent.

The district is adding more schools because they are expecting an annual 6.5% student population increase.

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