The passing of the Rock Island County 1% Sales Tax measure in November 2016 has given the Rock Island-Milan School District much need revenue to complete construction projects and room to plan for building upgrades in the future! The sales tax is for one cent on every dollar spent on qualifying retail purchases that people buy in Rock Island County. The money generated from the tax can be used only for school facility improvement projects.
This summer, there will be more than $1,000,000 worth of construction projects being worked on at Edison Junior High, Earl Hanson Elementary, and Horace Mann Early Learning Center. Each building will be reconfigured to include a secure front entrance in which visitors have to go to the main office first before gaining access to the school building.
Other summer projects include a new roof at Thomas Jefferson Elementary and tuckpoint work at Rock Island High School. The high school tennis courts, which were over 20 years old and severely cracked, are being replaced.
Thanks to the 1% sales tax revenue, many projects were completed last summer (2018) that include reconfigured entrances to Thomas Jefferson Elementary and Ridgewood Elementary and roof repairs at Thurgood Marshall Learning Center, Frances Willard Elementary and Washing Jr. High School.
New parking lot and tennis courts at Rock Island High School.