District 203 Abates Tax Levy

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District 203 taxpayers will save a little money this year thanks to action taken at the latest District 203 Board of Education meeting. The board unanimously voted to abate the 2016 debt service levy, saving the average taxpayer about $40.

The board also approved a bid for front entrance enhancements at Naperville North High School. The winning bid came out to be just over $1.5 million, nearly double the anticipated cost.

“The bid did come in higher than we originally anticipated, the scope of the work included things like ensuring the current exterior wall be a fire-rated wall, there’s some ADA work that needs to be done,” said Superintendent for District 203, Dan Bridges. “As we look at preparing for the 2017-18 year and the 2017-18 budget, we do find that it falls within our budget.”

The additional funds will come from the general operations and maintenance budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

These enhancements are part of the district’s continued efforts to make all school front entrances safer and more efficient.

New elementary science curriculum and two additional courses for high school were also approved.

Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.