Our high school district is seeking approval for a bond to address urgent facility needs. We have made significant efforts to cut down the cost of the bond from $22.5 million to $8 million, in response to the feedback we received from the voters in the previous bond attempt. We have carefully evaluated the difference between our needs and wants and are only asking for what is essential to maintain our facilities (keep the doors open). The bond is set for a term of 15 years to avoid paying additional interest, and we have also increased the building reserve levy to help take care of the necessary repairs, allowing us to keep the bond lower.
We have gone out for every available grant but still need this bond to address the pressing needs of our high school district. As much as we dislike asking for additional funds from our taxpayers, it is the only mechanism we have to provide safe and functional facilities for our students and staff. The bond is a critical step towards ensuring that we have the resources needed to maintain our facilities, and we hope that our voters will support it. We will reassess the needs of our facilities after five years with the building reserve, but for now, there is no other way to address the significant repairs that need to be done.
For more info, go to the HS Bond/Building Reserve Levy Tab.