WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • improved school safety and security
  • improved educational opportunities for students at all levels
  • up-to-date buildings to protect our community’s investment
  • outstanding and attractive schools will keep the villages of Sherman and Williamsville growing

WHY ZERO TAX RATE CHANGE?

Our community has the opportunity to make these changes without impacting the overall property tax rate.

This opportunity exists for three reasons:

  1. The district has retiring bond and debt
  2. Sangamon County one-cent sales tax revenue
  3. Matching school funds IL state capital bill

SHERMAN ELEMENTARY

  • remodel kindergarten and pre-kindergarten wings
  • gym addition
  • additional parking and play area
  • paving upgrades

JUNIOR HIGH

  • remodel of 6th grade wing
  • addition of eight classrooms
  • move 5th grade to Junior High
  • paving upgrades

HIGH SCHOOL

  • four-classroom addition including two STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) labs
  • cafeteria and kitchen upgrades
  • fine arts auditorium
  • new band room
  • new choral room
  • theater improvements (dressing and storage rooms)
  • new community field house with an indoor track, four full-sized courts, and locker rooms
  • remodel existing locker rooms, repurposing of the current band and choral areas into student training facility
  • new greenhouse
  • paving upgrades