A referendum supporting Homewood schools was successful, with more than 70% approval from voters in Tuesday’s election.
The result means District 153 will avoid drastic cuts to programs and faculty and staff layoffs that would have been necessary to close its $2 million deficit. The raise in the district’s foundational level also will provide money to update aging buildings and build a financial cushion to cover emergency expenses.
Cheers go up from Citizens for Homewood Schools co-chairs Mike Dickover, left, and Annie Lawrence, right, and District 153 School Board President Shelly Marks. The . . .