McHenry County Schools Asking for 1.23% More This Year

Below you can see what McHenry County school districts will be asking to extract from your checking or escrow accounts this year.

You will note that all of them put together are requesting 1.23% more, although the rate of inflation was 7/10 of one percent.

Note the biggest decrease (-18.27%) came in Wonder Lake’s Harrison Grade School District 36. ¬†Harrison settled a tax protest suit claiming it had accumulated too much money this year.

Other districts planning to collect less money this year are

  • Fox River Grove Grade School District 36 down almost one percent–.97%.
  • Riley Grade School District 18 down a bit over a half a percent–.58%.
  • Cary Grade School District 26 down 1.41%.
  • Crystal Lake High School District 155 down 2.65%.
  • Richmond Burton High School District 157 down 1.4%
  • Woodstock Unit School District 200 down .43%.
  • Barrington Unit School District 220 down .41%

Increasing its tax burden the most was Johnsburg Unit School District. ¬†It’s going up 8.74%.

Next highest is Wauconda Unit District 118, up 6.56%.

In the three percent increase territory are

  • McHenry Grade School District 15 — up 3.6%.
  • Alden-Hebron Unit School District 19 — up 2.58%.
  • Harvard Unit School District 50 — up 2.97%.
  • Huntley Unit School District 158 — up 3.08%.
A comparison of what McHenry County school districts taxed last year with what they are requesting this year.

A comparison of what McHenry County school districts taxed last year with what they are requesting this year.


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McHenry County Schools Asking for 1.23% More This Year — 8 Comments

  1. Kudos to those Districts that listened to the taxpayers and, despite rising costs, found a way to decrease their extensions.

    No doubt more work to be done, but a move in the right direction.

    Steve and Mark and others take note.

    It’s possible (and, in fact is the rule rather than the exception) to be both a cheerleader AND a watchdog.

    Thanks again neighbors.

  2. There has been no restraint of spending at Woodstock D200.

    Woodstock d200 has been getting additional millions from state of Illinois.

    Rather than passing that along to struggling taxpayers, they spent every penny.

  3. Thanking boards for maintaining a tax rate at 4.6% of home value, making it impossible for half of the community to afford saving for children’s college and personal retirement is contemptible.

  4. The battle between the takers (School Districts) and the givers (Property Owners) can only be settled when a law is passed limiting the amount the givers have to pay.

    The takers will have to figure out how to manage their school districts with what they get.

    Such a law can be as simple as this:

    THE AMOUNT DUE FOR ANY CURRENT REAL ESTATE TAX BILL SHALL BE
    THE LESSER OF THE AMOUNT STATED DUE IN THE CURRENT REAL ESTATE TAX BILL OR AN AMOUNT EQUAL TO 99% OF THE AMOUNT DUE IN THE PREVIOUS REAL ESTATE TAX BILL.

    IF THE FAIR CASH VALUE OF THE PROPERTY FOR THE PREVIOUS YEAR WAS INCREASED FOR THE CURRENT REAL ESTATE TAX BILL DUE TO THE PLACEMENT OF AN IMPROVEMENT THEREON IN EXCESS OF $ 100,000.00 THEN THE AMOUNT DUE FOR THAT CURRENT YEAR OF INCREASE SHALL BE THE AMOUNT STATED DUE IN THE CURRENT REAL ESTATE TAX BILL.

    —-This simple change would allow the existing laws to continue as is except the Homeowner would know his Tax Bill will slowly decrease notwithstanding how much the taxing bodies want.

  5. I agree, I cannot “thank” our school district for maintaining 4% tax rate for a below average to average education in Woodstock D200,so costly to support every year that I cannot resume savings for my kids college education.

    Instead I pay for greedy administration & their shenanigans.

    It’s nothing to be proud of, nor thankful for!

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