A number of west suburban school districts have been raising taxes to close budget gaps, while others are considering major program reductions.
According to Trib Local, Elmhurst District 205 is among the group considering cuts - $3 million in cuts.
The list of programs most able to sustain cuts, according to the committee that studied the issue, includes several that might have a major impact on college admissions for students attending York Community High School, including interscholastic sports and music.
If particular school programs are a factor when you're searching for your next home, it's a good idea to monitor those programs closely by reading local media online. Unpleasant surprises in the form of program cutbacks can be especially harsh once you've moved.