County School Facility Sales Tax Initiative

Dear M.T.H.S. Parents,

In October of 2017, the M.T.H.S. School District Board of Education passed a resolution to have the County School Facility Sales Tax (CSFST) initiative put on the March 20, 2018 election ballot. The Metamora Township High Board, as well as the Boards of Education at Metamora Grade, Germantown Hills, Congerville-Eureka-Goodfield, El Paso-Gridley, Roanoke-Benson and Fieldcrest school districts, believes that this opportunity for revenue, that can only be used to improve and upgrade the district’s facilities or to abate tax levies for existing debt, could be used to reduce the burden on local property owners while providing a consistent source of revenue to be used to maintain our facilities. I have attached to this email a document that provides additional information about the CSFST and what it means for our district.

I am asking M.T.H.S. parents to commit to two things concerning the County School Facility Sales Tax: 1) become as knowledgeable as you can about the CSFST and 2) commit to vote on March 20th.

I, along with the superintendents of Metamora Grade School District and Germantown Hills District, will be hosting a community forum to share information and answer questions and concerns regarding the CSFST.  The forum will be held in Germantown Hills Middle School’s JDS Gym on Thursday, March 8th at 6:30 pm.  Please feel free to also invite community members that do not have students in the district.

If you have questions or would like to further discuss this initiative, please call me at 367-4151. You can also reach me by email at

Thank you for your continued support of M.T.H.S.!

Sean O’Laughlin, Superintendent

County School Facility Sales Tax Brochure