Ohio Community High School District 505 eligible for ISBE’s property tax relief grant
Ohio Community High School District 505 in Bureau County is eligible to receive Property Tax Relief Grants, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced today.
To receive the grant, the district must submit an abatement resolution reducing property taxes to the county clerk and the ISBE by March 30.
In all, 28 Illinois school districts are eligible to receive the grants, which are expected to bring homeowners across the state approximately $56.9 million in property tax relief, the ISBE said.
“Shifting more of the responsibility for education funding to the state makes our system fairer and more equitable,” State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith said in a statement. “Local property wealth should not determine the educational resources available to a child. The Property Tax Relief Grant takes a critical step toward uplifting families and communities.”
The grant money is part of the minimum $350 million appropriated by lawmakers to the state’s schools under the Evidence-Based Funding (EBF) each year. It will cover local property tax reductions up to the statutory limit and will be part of the district’s future EBF Base Funding Minimum.
In its first year of implementation, 373 districts applied for the Property Tax Relief Grants. The grant is awarded to those districts with the highest unit equivalent tax rate compared to all the districts that apply.
Districts Eligible for the FY2019 Property Tax Relief Grant
|Antioch Community High School District 117||Lake County|
|Argo Community High School District 217||Cook County|
|Bloom Township High School District 206||Cook County|
|Bremen Community High School District 228||Cook County|
|Community High School District 218||Cook County|
|Dolton School District 148||Cook County|
|Elementary School District 159||Cook County|
|Evergreen Park Community High School District 231||Cook County|
|Ford Heights School District 169||Cook County|
|Gen. George Patton School District 133||Cook County|
|Grayslake Community High School District 127||Lake County|
|Homewood Flossmoor Community High School District 233||Cook County|
|Lansing School District 158||Cook County|
|Leyden Community High School District 212||Cook County|
|Oak Lawn Community High School District 229||Cook County|
|Oak Park & River Forest District 200||Cook County|
|Ohio Community High School District 505||Bureau County|
|Park Forest School District 163||Cook County|
|Rantoul Township High School District 193||Champaign|
|Reavis Township High School District 220||Cook County|
|Rich Township High School District 227||Cook County|
|Rock Falls Township High School District 301||Whiteside County|
|St. Anne Community High School District 302||Kankakee County|
|Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215||Cook County|
|Thornton Township High School District 205||Cook County|
|Township High School District 211||Cook County|
|Zion Elementary School District 6||Lake County|
|Zion-Benton Township High School District 126||Lake County|