• On Tuesday, June 28, 2022 the community approved a referendum for a 60-cent increase to the District’s limiting tax rate.

      Final Communication

      • Letter in Spanish

        June 29, 2022

        Dear Families and Community Members:

        On Tuesday, June 28, there was a referendum question on the primary election ballot regarding a possible 60-cent increase to the District’s limiting tax rate. Although the final results will not officially be determined for several weeks, we anticipate that the referendum question received enough votes to pass. 

        As a result, we will be able to preserve current opportunities for our WTHS students, including:

        • Maintaining the 8-period day needed to continue offering many Advanced Placement courses and ensure full participation in career and technical education classes at the Technology Campus
        • Improving academic support and mental health services, including the immediate reinstatement of our O’Plaine campus postsecondary counseling services
        • Continuing to offer band, drama, choir, and other student activities and clubs, including the immediate reinstatement of our band director position and our competitive marching band (to the extent possible)
        • Continuing to offer athletic programming across all grade levels, including the immediate reinstatement of our entry-level sports schedules (to the extent possible)
        • Reducing student fees to levels comparable with other Lake County high school districts, including the reduction of our registration fees from the current $545 per student to $200 for next school year

        We would like to thank our community for the productive and thoughtful conversations we have had over the past several months. Through our informational meetings and other engagement opportunities, we had the chance to hear a wide range of perspectives and answer questions. It is clear that we live in a community that invests in our schools and the students we serve. 

        Once again, thank you for your support!


        John P. Ahlgrim, Ed.D.
        Superintendent of Schools