We just passed a referendum. Why is the district talking about money again?
The 2018 referendum did not impact transportation operations and the district continues to be impacted significantly because of property tax caps (approximately $5 to $6 million per year). The 2018 referendum was targeted for specific purposes: improving class sizes, increasing compensation for teachers, and increasing student supports. It did not increase funding for operational expenses including construction projects, renovations, administrative positions, technology upgrades, or equipment. To operate effectively while maintaining a focus on student success, and to position the corporation to continue to do so into the future, it is important for district leaders to continually look for opportunities to steward district resources and maximize savings. The primary consideration is our chronic bus driver shortage, not cost savings.