Citizen’s Group Ready To Promote Rockridge Referendum

taylor ridge grade schoolA citizen’s group is ready to push forward with a $15-million building bond referendum in the Rockridge School District. Tom Parchert of Illinois City is chairing the committee–called Rockridge Forward, which is promoting a centralized elementary school to be built in Edgington near the Junior and Senior High campus. He says the group has done a lot of work already and was exploring a tax increase in the education fund, but felt a building bond referendum had a much greater benefit for the Rockridge School District.

The 20-year bond issue would equate to an annual tax increase of $250 for a home valued at $100,000.