For the first time in nearly a decade, the community is being asked to reinvest in district schools to maintain services and address growing needs. The current voter-approved levies - operating and capital projects for technology - are set to expire soon. Together they make up approximately 15% of the district's financial resources.
The first Nov. 8 ballot question focuses on the operating levy, which pays for day-to-day learning and instructional needs. Funding would continue and expand:
- Individualized learning,
- Academic interventions,
- Scholar mental health needs, and
- Other critical classroom supports.
The second Nov. 8 ballot question focuses on the technology levy, which pays for classroom learning technology, infrastructure systems and needed support staff. Funding would additionally prioritize:
- School safety and security technology,
- Tools and systems for all scholars, and
- Digital learning spaces at schools.
If both requests are approved by voters, the tax impact for the average homeowner ($250,000 valued home) would be about $9 per month.
Learn more by attending one of three community meetings held on April 19, May 3 or May 17 (in person or virtually), visiting district279.org/BetterFuture or submitting a question to BetterFuture@district279.org.