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Minooka District 111 Seeking Cultural Assessment

To help address cultural concerns, Minooka Community High School District 111 is looking to have a cultural assessment performed by a consultant.

The school board discussed the initiative at its Nov. 19 regular meeting.

John Troy, the district’s assistant superintendent of business and general counsel, had this to say.

Since the last month’s discussion, the district turned to gather additional quotes related to the cultural assessment.

Officials will put a proposal to a vote at the school board’s Dec. 18 meeting.

Also at the meeting, officials approved plans for a bleacher project.

Troy spoke of the need for upgrades.

The project is estimated to cost the district $1.6 million, according to board documents.

In other developments, action taken by the school board puts the district one step closer to approving the 2019 property levy.

The district is looking to request an estimated $37.6 million.

Troy made mention of how taxpayers could be impacted by the school board’s decision.

The total levy is proposed to increase to account for estimated new growth and equalized assessed valuation for 2019, which equate to a change of 10.89% from the prior year, according to board documents.

The next regular meeting of the school board is Dec. 18, at which point officials will hold a public hearing on the property tax levy.

State law requires the property tax levy to be adopted and filed by the last Tuesday in December.


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