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Cary School District Bond Measure (November 2010)

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A Cary School District Bond Measure was on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the Cary school district which is in McHenry County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 4,625 (58.21%)Approveda
  • NO 3,319 (41.77%)[1]

This measure sought to create a bond in the amount of $15 million in order to help balance the budget, support school programs and ensure teacher salaries. This was one of the worse schools districts in terms of financial stability in the state and the bond will ensure that the state will not take over the school and it could better support the needs of the students it services.[2] Average homeowners in the district will pay around $85 extra a month in property taxes to pay for the bond since it was approved. The district already cut around $6 million from its budget and stated that a similar amount would still need to be cut even if the bond was approved.[3]

A group in favor of this measure had been formed to help promote and educate voters about the issue. The group was called Cary CARES and was led by two parents of children who go to the school. They felt that the school needs the money and that the financial impact for homeowners is small in comparison to the benefit the school would receive. They planned to do whatever they can to educate voters about the issue and help with supporting the measure passes.[4]

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