Renovation & Preservation of Central Campus

March 2024 LTHS Ballot Question

During the March 19, 2024 primary election, the ballot will ask voters to authorize the Board the Education to renovate, preserve, and approve $85 million in bond funding to pay for upgrades to the 114-year-old Central Campus. Para su referencia, la pregunta de la boleta electoral de 2024 está disponible en español.

Why is LTHS seeking to renovate and preserve Central Campus?

  • Preservation of a historic and significant building in the history of the district and community;

  • Renovation as a lower cost option to high new construction costs and sensitive to taxpayers;

  • Timeliness to meet the needs of future freshman students who will require a viable building located in our community for their 9th-grade education;

  • Feasibility of a project that avoids the many complexities associated with new construction either at the district’s property in Homer Glen or on the grounds of East Campus;

  • Unity within the community through a focus on a school building in the geographic center of the district.

Frequently Asked Questions by Category

Referendum Tax Calculator

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To build, or not to build

Six times in the past, a referendum was proposed to construct a new high school building to replace Central—in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2008, 2009, and 2011. Each time, taxpayers voted down the ballot measure.

Date

Amount

Result

3/21/2006

$121,960,000

FAILED

4/17/2007

$125,700,000

FAILED

2/5/2008

$153,790,000

FAILED

11/4/2008

$141,740,000

FAILED

2/24/2009

$141,740,000

FAILED

4/5/2011

$85,000,000

FAILED

The LTHS School Board, acknowledging residents’ decision not to replace Central, looked for ways to sustain and revitalize the aging building. Visit our Central Campus Updates page to view the architectural and engineering studies that were completed.

Central Campus Tours

Upcoming Tour Dates

Every Wednesday at 6:30 PM, tours will be offered at Lockport Central Campus. Gather at the Main Entrance to Central at 1222 Jefferson Street to explore firsthand this 114-year-old school building.

  • February 28, 2024

  • March 6, 2024

  • March 13, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

Referendum and Voting Information

History of Central Campus and Past Referendum Efforts

Financial Information

Tax Information

Construction and Timing of Work

Student Issues