Return to Headlines

One Campus Referendum Rejected

One Campus Referendum Rejected

Our East Dubuque School District will have to take a step back and figure out what to do about its aging infrastructure problems, as well as 21st technology upgrades.  On Tuesday, East Dubuque voters were heard loud and clear that they do not want a new elementary school for East Dubuque students.  Over 1200 voters turned out for the referendum and rejected the one campus proposal 692-554, roughly 56% voted the proposal down.  The State of Illinois issued a list of required upgrades the district must have complete by the year 2026 to be an up to code district.  The most costly building renovations must be constructed on the Elementary School, which was the purpose for the proposal of a new one campus learning environment.  These problems will not going away.  We, as a community, are committed to making the necessary requirement upgrades to keep the school compliant with the state as well as ensuring that we have the best learning environment we can possible give to our students.  Please note that this rejection does not mean that East Dubuque does not support their students, it simple means that East Dubuque believes there is a better alternative to supporting students than building a new facility.  Stay tuned for how East Dubuque will work towards making the school district up to code.  Thank you for showing the District your voice on this matter.  WE ARE EAST DUBUQUE!