Meeting roundup

Community Consolidated District 181

Among other business at Monday’s meeting, board members:

• unanimously adopted a 2020 property tax levy of $67.1 million. Board members plan to abate a portion of residents’ taxes at their Feb. 8 meeting.

“Even though we’re adopting tonight, we will be giving money back in February,” said Rick Engstrom, assistant superintendent of business and operations.

• listened to a report on the Illinois School Report Cards, which are now posted on the district’s website at Much of the data listed in the reports is not available, as spring assessment tests were not given due to the coronavirus pandemic.

• accepted a donation from the District 181 Foundation of $6,500 for a cultural empathy program and math assistance hotline pilot and $250 from Bijal Bhuva-Doshi for the HMS Media Resource Center