Morton Mulls Over Referendum

Deciding what to do about additions.

Morton District 709 is deciding whether or not to pass a 10.5 million dollar referendum.

If you drive through Morton you’ll notice signs supporting and opposing the March 15th referendum.

“We are waiting for our voters to decide. Our goal as a school district is to get factual information for our voters to decide,” says Superintendent Dr. Lindsay Hall. She says the staff has been going around the town talking to people about the referendum.

The $10.5 million would support changes to Lettie Brown Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Lincoln Elementary School, Morton Junior High School and Morton School High School. The additions include new classrooms, gyms and other renovations.

The District held a divided, town hall meeting on February 29th. Hall says she is “cautiously optimistic” as she waits for the final outcome.

You can learn more about the referendum here.




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