“More” Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat will question #1 approval mean for our school district?
Quite simply, we will be able to continue doing what we are doing now. More specifically, we will not have to eliminate up to five (5) teaching positions and increase class sizes. We will not need to eliminate other programs and services such as restricting bussing to outside of 2 miles from school, consider eliminating all-day-everyday-kindergarten and elective classes like AP classes and co-curricular activities. With the passage of Question #1 we will not need to revisit the 4-day school week. Approval of Question #1enables the counting of votes for Question #2. If question #1 fails, Question #2 cannot be counted and will thus fail as well.What will Question #2 approval provide for our schools?
With the passage of Question #2 we will be an educational leader in the region. Hilltop Elementary will remain open and be the location of our 4th and 5th grade STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program. Passage of question #2 will save the school district the expense ($40,000 - $50,000 per year) of maintaining a closed school.If I live in the country and have many acres of land, how does the levy affect me?
Anyone owning property in the school district will only be levied on the value of their house, garage and one acre of land. This is much less levy impact than what is levied on a building bond levy. You can visit our school district web page (www.isd2397.org
) and use the tax calculator to get a more accurate idea of your exact levy.What will it cost to close Hilltop Elementary School?
We would not know the exact costs of closing Hilltop until we went through a year with it closed. Examining our “typical” costs that will remain even if we close Hilltop, we would have to spend $40,000 - $50,000 per year to keep the building closed. Expenses would include, heating the building at a minimum temperature of 45 – 60 degrees, insurance, snow removal, lawn care, and general maintenance. Additionally, we would lose the use of a valuable asset of the School District and the Henderson community.
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