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Glencoe District 35 increases property tax levy by 4.45%

Sunday, December 08, 2019
Chicago Tribune
by Daniel I. Dorfman

Glencoe taxpayers will see a slight uptick in the District 35 portion of their property tax bill next year, following the school board’s passage of an increase in the district’s portion of the property tax levy.

At its Dec. 5 meeting, the school board unanimously approved a request for a 4.45% increase of the district’s share of the overall property tax levy. However, officials said that due to the complex school funding formula in Cook County, the district only anticipates a nearly 2% increase over last year when the county sets the rates, according to Jason Edelheit, District 35’s Director of Finance and Operations.

Edelheit estimated the levy increase would lead to a $100 increase for every $15,000 in property taxes paid.

District 35 represents roughly a third of the total property tax bill for Glencoe, Edelheit said.

District 35 School Board President Kelly Glauberman described the increase as “pretty standard.”

"It is a very nominal increase in property taxes for most residents in Glencoe,” Glauberman said.

“For all those nominal increases, you can see the work in capital projects we have been doing at all the schools over the last few seasons. The dollars are hard at work,” Glauberman said.

Like most North Shore school districts, District 35 receives most of its funding through local property taxes, with salaries and benefits representing 77% of district expenditures, Edelheit said.

The next major capital project on tap for the district is a refurbishment of the Central School exterior, including changes to the Misner Auditorium entrance in the back of the school.

While the estimated cost of the project is $2 million, school officials said they would have more information when bids are set to open at the end of January.

The project could be scaled back, depending on the size of the bids, Edelheit said.

This past summer, the front entrance at Central was remodeled, and a geothermal heating system was installed at West School in 2018.

The district also hopes to complete a renovation of the Crawford Learning Center at Central, which serves as the school’s library. The planned improvements include new shelving and a circulation desk, plus changes to the existing lighting and flooring.

Edelheit estimated the cost for that project at between $500,000 and $600,000.

The board could take action on the proposed capital projects in February.»

Due to higher than expected cost projections, Edelheit recommended the district hold off on a renovation of the playground at South School, which is the home for students in kindergarten through second grade.

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"It’s not a lack of desire, it is just a timing issue,” Glauberman said.



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