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    Why did the Board of Education reintroduce a referendum to voters?

    • The Board of Education wishes to reduce class sizes, expand gifted education, reinstate junior high sports, and provide summer school transportation.
    • Even with four years of cuts and increased fees, the district still has to take temporary loans while awaiting funding payments, due to inadequate reserves.

    • Routine building and system maintenance has been deferred for several years, and with buildings and systems aging, it's important that these issues be addressed.

    • Necessary capital expenses cannot be covered without the sale of bonds, increasing the district's debt.
    • Continued borrowing affects the financial rating of the district.

    • A balanced budget isn’t sustainable without maintaining the program cuts and fee increases that have taken place over the past several years.

    This information is meant to provide you with simple and factual information so you can make an informed decision when you vote.