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DeKalb school board, park district to discuss agreement

December 4, 2018

DeKALB – The DeKalb school board will discuss a new intergovernmental agreement between District 428 and the DeKalb Park District on Tuesday night, according to the meeting agenda.

The agreement will be presented for information and discussion only, and not a vote, according to the agenda packet.

The agreement is in relation to shared benefits between D-428 and the park district, some of which include use of golf courses and driving ranges for the DeKalb High School golf team, use of parks and the pool for picnics and parties, as well as use of the Huntley Middle School pool for swim lessons and lifeguard classes, and more.

D-428 staff recommend the board approves the agreement, according to the agenda packet. The park district and D-428 have had several years of shared services, but in an informal capacity, and are now looking to solidify an intergovernmental agreement to support the ongoing relationship, according to the agenda.

Also on the docket for Tuesday’s meeting is a presentation by D-428 Finance Director Cynthia Carpenter on a history of tax rebate and abatement policies, following the D-428 approval in the Nov. 20 meeting to further puruse a tax levy option that would result in a $4 increase for taxpayers who own properties worth $150,000.

The school board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the D-428 Education Center at 901 S. Fourth St.

A public hearing for the tax levy is set for a Dec. 18 board meeting, Carpenter has said.

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