Komarek School,

8940 24th St.
in North Riverside, will host a Parent University session in the school’s gymnasium on Wednesday, March 2 at to lay out both sides of the Riverside-Brookfield High School referendum issue.


According to a press release issued by the school, presentations will be given by representatives of Communities United for RBHS District 208, the committee established to advocate for the passage of the referendum, and Chris Robling, a
Riverside resident and former school board candidate.


“Presentations will be given by both sides of the RB referendum issue,” the press release said. “There will also be time set aside for questions. All parents who have grade school age children in the RB district should be interested in hearing the pros and cons of this important referendum.”


The district seeks to increase property taxes to boost operating revenues and avoid cuts to programs and staff. Voters in District 208 are being asked to approve a tax increase of 44 cents per $100 of equalized assessed value of their properties.


According to information provided by the district, if the referendum is approved, the owner of a home with a market value of $300,000 would pay $418 more per year in property taxes. The owner of a $200,000 home would pay an additional $270 per year.


RBHS last raised its operating tax rate in 2000.