All In For Avoca 37

Bond Referendum

On Tuesday, March 19 voters will be asked to consider a bond referendum to update our schools. If approved by voters, the proposal, which was developed with extensive community input and careful review of data about the state of our schools, educational needs, facilities needs, and District finances, will:

• Address all safety and security needs and facility challenges at Avoca West by replacing it with a new school on the Marie Murphy campus. Building a new elementary school, as opposed to renovating an existing 70-year-old school made up of five different additions, will save money in the long run and provide an elementary school building that is equal to the quality of education we provide our students.

• Create space to address some learning needs, such as updated science labs and flexible learning spaces, at Marie Murphy by relocating preschool programs to the new elementary school.

• Complete all necessary life, safety, and maintenance upgrades at Marie Murphy to keep it in good working condition.

If the $89.8 million proposal is approved by voters, the additional investment for the owner of a $350,000 home will be approximately $19 per week. To learn more about the proposal you can review our frequently asked questions, email [email protected], or call 847-728-4128. 


Avoca School District 37 Board of Education Places Bond Referendum on March 19, 2024 Ballot