West Northfield School District Levy Increase (March 2012)

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A West Northfield School District Levy Increase measure was on the March 20, 2012 ballot in the West Northfield school district area which is in Cook County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,399 (56.07%)Approveda
  • NO 1,096 (43.93%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the current school levy by a rate of .27 percent of assessed property value for an ongoing amount of time in order to further pay for general needs in the district.[2] This was the second attempt by the district to get this measure approved, school officials were hoping more education on what will be used with the money will help residents vote in favor. It was also noted that the district has made general cuts already and cutting more would hurt student's education in the district.[3]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for West Northfield School District No. 31, Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.27% above the limiting rate for any purpose of said School District for levy year 2010 and be equal to 1.888% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2011? 1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $10,994,072, and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $12,828,683. 2) For the 2011 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $27. 3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2011 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (Commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).[4]

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