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A tax referendum gained support from residents at the Oswego School District 308 Board of Education special meeting this week.

At a bi-annual meeting held by the board at Plank Jr. High, the meeting was followed by a question and answer session for citizens.

Parent Lisa Eloe, a 308 employee and Oswego resident, gave this tax referendum encouragement.

Eloe talked about her experiences this year.

The school district is looking at a spring 2020 tax hike vote.

Eight people spoke the 43-minute meeting with half of them being junior or senior high student athletes, who wanted the board to consider not cutting junior high sports at its five schools and discussing the value of them, like Olivia.

This is high school student, Lauren.

Three of the seven board members spoke after the question and answer session.

In other items, 9th Ward Alderman Edward Bugg of the Aurora City Council, addressed the 308 board, citing three upcoming housing developments in the Aurora location of the 308 district. The Eola Road extension may contain retail and business projects. 

Resident Mike Vella had this comment, if district funding improves.

At the end of the meeting, 308 board member Toni Morgan, a Yorkville teacher, gave her insight.

Again, the Oswego 308 School District is expected to decide on scheduling a spring 2020 tax hike referendum, their third attempt in 16 months, at a December meeting.