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Do You Shop Locally? County Facilities Sales Tax Update

In October 2017, Norwood School District received its first distribution from the 0.5% County Facilities Sales Tax (CFST) from Peoria County. Why is it important to shop in Peoria County? Many counties of Illinois have instituted a CFST. In fact, many counties have a CFST that is double that of Peoria County. So, if you are going to buy/shop anyway, why not do it where your money stays local? Although a half percent does not seem like much, it adds up! It allows us to do many projects that might not otherwise be possible.

 Here is a list of projects Norwood has completed in a little over a year using our portion of the sales tax:

  • Air-conditioned the classrooms at Norwood Elementary School
  • Replaced and updated the entire fire alarm system at Norwood Primary School
  • Abated asbestos tile and carpeted two classrooms at Norwood Primary School
  • Replaced the double doors and frame at the Elementary gymnasium

(Summer 2019) Significantly upgrade building security by relocating the school office and main entrance at Norwood Primary

Half of a cent does a Whole lot of good things for our schools