By Terry Dean
After meeting for roughly three hours Saturday at their second referendum study session, the District 97 Board of Education determined that they needed more time to discuss a size.
They agreed to continue their discussion at their next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16.
Saturday was their second referendum study session, this one taking place at Holmes School, 508 N. Kenilworth, before a tiny audience of about a half dozen people. Board member were scheduled to meet from 10 a.m. to noon but ended up adjourning at around 1 p.m. Rather than going beyond that time, members agreed to pick up their discussion on Tuesday.
At their first session on Nov. 2, the board agreed to issue working cash bonds rather than ask voters for a permanent increase in property taxes. Members on Saturday reiterated their support to go the working cash route as a lesser burden on taxpayers.