District 200 to Host Jefferson Referendum Information Meetings

District 200 will host three informational meetings regarding the Jefferson Early Childhood Center Referendum before the April election.

To educate residents about the Jefferson Early Childhood Center referendum on the April election ballot, District 200 will host three information sessions beginning in February. 

Community Unit School District 200 will host three informational forums on the Jefferson Referendum beginning in February.

Earlier this month, the District 200 Board of Education passed a resolution to put the referendum question on the ballot, proposing to issue $17.6 million in bonds to rebuild Jefferson Early Childhood Center.

The question reads:

Shall the Board of Education of Community Unit School District Number 200, DuPage County, Illinois, build and equip a new early childhood center to replace the existing Jefferson Early Childhood Center, improve the site thereof and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $17,600,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?

The forums are scheduled for the following dates:

  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Wheaton North High School (Rooms 802-804)
  • Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., Jefferson Early Childhood Center (Gymnasium)
  • Monday, March 11, 7 p.m., Wheaton Warrenville South High School (LLC)

CUSD 200 Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris and Jefferson Principal Stephanie Farrelly will share the details about the Jefferson project and also answer questions from the public.  All are invited to attend.


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JanS February 03, 2013 at 10:41 PM
How many know that CUSD200 received a $14+ million capital improvement grant last year? See http://wheaton.patch.com/blog_posts/district-200-gets-144-million-grant-could-build-new-jefferson-without-tax-hike
billy February 05, 2013 at 02:44 PM
Not Again ! We spent 35 years in community same size and population as Wheaton. With great hype the school board rolled out the killer need for another high school, huge project, developed so fast there was little land to build the quickly passed levy. Nothing was mentioned about the slight DROP IN ENROLLMENT that turned into a landslide. The result was poor design and within decade the school was abandon as not needed for number of students remaining and the levy remains. No $14,000,000 grant was ever discovered or mentioned in that case! Trust (hope) this project will be better and the other 2/3 of anticipated enrollment with appear out of wherever. If this levy fails will Jefferson be abandon, torn down and a market built for the nearby housing thus increasing tax base for Wheaton?
JanS February 05, 2013 at 03:42 PM
take a look at janshaw200.com I am a candidate for school board. This referendum is not needed. Yes, district enrollment is down 8% comparing 2001 vs 2012 numbers.


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