999 West Dundee Road
Wheeling, Illinois 60090

Phone: 847-537-8270

Superintendent: Dr. Michael Connolly

School Board & Administration



CCSD21 is a school district comprised of 13 schools across 6 different communities in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.



School District 21 prides itself on its Professional Learning Community and its rich tradition of professional collaboration, high levels of professional development, and family-like atmosphere. If you see the opportunity to work with colleagues in making a difference in the lives of students and families in a truly diverse setting, School District 21 seeks your application.

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Preparing All Students for Success with Future Ready Facilities

Throughout the 2017-2018 school year, the Board of Education engaged the CCSD21 community in important discussions through its Design21 Community Engagement effort. Members of the greater CCSD21 community discussed how best to provide an outstanding education for all students in facilities which are safe, secure, and healthy, and in learning spaces which support the needs of 21st Century learners. On August 9, 2018, the Board of Education voted to place a referendum question on the ballot for the upcoming General Election on November 6, 2018.

With 73% of ballots cast in support, School District 21 received voter approval to move forward with the bond issue and outlined upgrades and enhancements. Updates on the Design21 projects and Action Plan can be found here.


The Ballot question

Shall the Board of Education of Wheeling Community Consolidated School District Number 21, Cook County, Illinois, alter, repair, renovate and equip school buildings and improve the sites thereof, including to provide for secure entrances and other security systems, air conditioning, renovation of instructional spaces to enhance learning and accommodate full day kindergarten, energy efficiency, infrastructure and other capital improvements, and issue bonds of said School District to the amount of $69,000,000 for the purpose of paying the costs thereof?



Access the Property Tax Impact Calculator to determine the estimated tax impact of the referendum for your home. Calculations are based on a $69 million bond issue should voters approve the measure on Nov. 6 and are up to date as of September 2018 bond schedules. Please remember to indicate the exemptions you are eligible to claim as those will likely reduce your overall increase.


Town Hall Meetings

CCSD21 hosted three Town Hall Meetings to provide the community with information regarding the November 6, 2018 Referendum and to answer questions. The Town Hall meetings were held Tuesday, September 11, at Holmes Middle School; Monday, September 24, at London Middle School; and Tuesday, September 25, at Cooper Middle School. Slides presented at the Town Halls can be accessed below:

Town Hall presentation slides: EnglishEspañol


Informational Links

Frequently Asked Questions

Information Sheet: Referendum Basics

Information Sheet: The Ballot Question

Information Sheet: Taxpayer Impact

Information Sheet: CCSD21 Financial Status and Cost-Saving Measures

Community mailing: CCSD21 Voter Information


Board Presentation: The Facility Plan (August 9, 2018)

Board Presentation: Design21 Community Feedback Update (June 21, 2018)

Board Presentation: Design21 Action Plan (May 17, 2018)

Design21 Action Plans


Prepared by PMA Securities, Inc. (School District 21’s financial advisor):

Proposed Debt Schedule for $69 million bond issue


Prepared by Arcon & Associates (School District 21’s architectural firm):

Scope of Work Summary

Master Planning – Preliminary Opinion of Cost

Floorplans for proposed secure entrances


Informational Video

Click here to view an informational video about the referendum on YouTube, or view it embedded below.


Questions regarding the referendum?

Email us at [email protected]