Once again more than two dozen community members, staff and school board members gathered on Wednesday, January 3. They reviewed information that was discussed at their first meeting on December 5 regarding the Public Schools facility needs, they reviewed facility investment options and tax impacts presented by the district’s facility consultants, and they made a number of recommendations to the school board, including a selection of one of the options.
Based on the survey results and directive from the community, along with the progress the school board has made, the board will consider these recommendations:
- A referendum request under $10 million
- Decrease the project cost to the community by seeking alternative funding sources
- Begin working on a policy for capping open enrollment
- Take advantage of the Ag2Credit that is now in effect
The Facilities Committee is determined to move forward by showing the community both the value and the need for this investment.The school board will consider the Facility Committee recommendations and may approve a resolution to hold a referendum on April 10.
Go to the website to find out more details about how the committee made their decision.