Lowest tax rate in 20 years

  • Graphic showing decrease in tax rate since 2010. Sound Fiscal Planning

    The Board of Education is committed to sound fiscal planning, working with district administration to position the school district for the future by using resources wisely. 

    In August 2017, the Board approved the fiscal year budget which reduced the mill levy (tax rate) to its lowest level in 20 years. In fact, the USD 232 tax rate decreased by more than 16 mills since 2010. If voters approve the bond issue on May 1, the bond and interest tax rate will not increase and could continue to decrease while providing the funding needed to keep improving the district. How can we have a bond issue without an increase in the tax rate? > Learn more

    USD 232 is an excellent choice according to parents 

    Our parents believe in what we are doing for children, as evidenced by a parent satisfaction survey. More than 93 percent of parents are exceptionally satisfied or satisfied, indicating their high approval with the educational experience their children receive. The expectations are high and the Board of Education is moving forward to implement its vision and mission to support all students. 

    Vision & Mission 

    Our vision is to maximize each student’s potential, through inspiration and discovery, challenging all students to become self-sufficient and positive contributors to society. The mission of USD 232 is to prepare all students for their future through excellent, innovative learning opportunities with caring, dedicated and passionate staff in a safe and secure environment. 

    Graphic for USD 232 Vision and Mission - shaping our future

  • Facility Focus Group 

    Recognizing the growth and the importance of addressing community expectations, the school district reconvened its Facilities Focus Group in 2017 to help identify facility needs across the system. This group of parents, community members and district staff reviewed the work developed by a previous facilities focus group, which had met several times during the 2013-14 school year. Over the course of several weeks in 2017, the group identified current and projected facility needs that extend beyond the scope of the district’s ten-year capital outlay plan.

    Photo of meeting of the Facilities Focus Group in 2017