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Board of Education Meeting

Aug 3

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Walk-In Registration Begins

Aug 5

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Ride with D45 Event

Aug 14

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Teacher Institute Day-No School

Aug 16

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Board of Education Meeting

Aug 16

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First Day of School

Aug 18

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Early Dismissal Day

Aug 25

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Labor Day-No School

Sep 6

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Board of Education Meeting

Sep 7

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Early Dismissal Day

Sep 15

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Board of Education Meeting

Sep 20

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Teacher Institute Day-No School

Sep 24

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PROJECT TIMELINE

Referendum Overview | Detailed Overview | Frequently Asked Questions

March 2020

  • Referendum passed by D45 community
  • Approved contracts with:
    • Wold Architects
  • District engaged in traffic study with Eriksson Engineers

April 2020

  • Board of Education approved contract with Gilbane Building Company
  • District engaged engineering firms Eriksson Engineers and Amsco Engineers
  • Steering Committee meetings began
  • Architects began discussing projects with Village of Lombard and Village of Villa Park
  • Early Childhood Center (ECC) core planning group commenced meetings

May 2020

  • Middle School and Elementary School core planning group commenced meetings
  • Middle School planning group completed schematic design and entered the design development phase with Wold Architects
  • Virtual tours of various ECC buildings were taken by ECC Core Planning Group

June 2020

  • District engaged with ECS for soil borings
  • Middle School core planning group developed furniture criteria design
  • Board of Education updated by Wold Architects – View Presentation

July 2020

  • Middle School core planning group selected pilot furniture
  • Issued request for quote for middle school pilot furniture
  • The district engaged land surveying with R.E. Allen
  • Board of Education Updated by Wold Architects – View Presentation
  • Schematic designs completed by Wold Architects
  • Sale of Bonds
    • On July 20th the District went to market for $30 million in G.O. School Building Bonds. The interest in the bonds was excellent and 10 bids were received. The estimated interest rate that was used during the referendum was 2.73% and the final interest rate was 1.91%. Thus, reducing the tax rate increase by .0431 or $33.37 dollars annually to taxpayers. The District reported to the community during referendum communications that the tax obligation would be $176.20; due to the decrease in interest rate, it will now be $142.83.

August 2020

  • Five parking spaces were added at North School in collaboration with the Village of Villa Park’s Public Works Department’s current summer project
  • Village of Lombard and Village of Villa Park zoning and variation applications were filed

September 2020

  • Board of Education Updated by Wold Architects – View Presentation
  • Virtual Information Night for Westmore Elementary School presented by Wold Architects – Watch Presentation
  • Design development phase completed
  • Village Zoning Meetings completed

October 2020

  • October 29, 2020 – Community Town Hall Presentation by Wold Architects – View Presentation

November 2020

  • November 16, 2020 – Board of Education Updated by Wold Architects – View Presentation

December 2020

  • December 14, 2020 – Board of Education Updated by Wold Architects – View Presentation

February 2021

  • February 16, 2021 – Board of Education Updated by Wold Architects and Gilbane Construction – View Presentation

March 2021

  • March 15, 2021 – Board of Education Updated by Wold Architects – View Presentation

May 2021

  • May 3, 2021 – Board of Education updated by District 45 staff on Classroom Modernization updates – View Presentation

June 2021

  • June 7, 2021 – Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Early Childhood Center – Learn More
  • June 7, 2021 – Board of Education updated by Wold Architects about additional design services for site work – View Presentation