If the override is not renewed the district will be forced to cut the operating budget as the state continues to reduce funding for K-12 education. Class sizes will increase, extracurricular and athletic programs for students will be reduced or eliminated and there will be no new technology for student learning.
Budget reductions made for the 2012-2013 school year included larger class sizes, a reduction in staff that included 26 teachers, 2 counselors, 5 administrative positions, 27 support staff positions, as well as a decrease in classroom supplies and materials
If passed, the override will provide lower class sizes; will retain physical education, athletics, and extracurricular activities; will restore art and music programs; and provide new technology for student learning.
The full budget override amount is estimated to be $1,791,443. If the override is passed, a home with a full cash value of $100,000 would pay an additional $0.98 cents per $100 of secondary assessed valuation, or $98 per year or $8.17 per month, or $0.27 per day.