After $8.5 million in budget cuts over the last three years, we have large class sizes, fewer teachers and staff, fewer critical support systems for students, and limited career and technical learning and college credit opportunities for students.
Our district is in the bottom 7% in the state in per-student funding because we do not have a local referendum. Compared to neighboring districts, we rank LAST in per-student funding. We are losing quality teachers to districts with more stable funding. We have a revenue problem.
An operating levy referendum is a levy for learning. It helps fund daily teaching and learning in our schools. This referendum is strictly focused on student learning, hiring and retaining high-quality teachers and staff, reducing class sizes, and supporting career and college readiness.