When the Capital Projects Levy passed, we made a promise. We said we would
keep our staff and community informed on the status of our levy projects.
Although the levy was approved by voters in February 2011, we did not begin
receiving funds until funds until April 2012. The new
Jackson Park Elementary School is the first major project on our list.
Did you know that there is a Capital Projects Levy oversight group? Our
capital projects spending progress will be monitored by a volunteer group of
local citizens. These volunteers are uniquely qualified. This group will provide
reports throughout the term of the current levy (2012-2016). These
reports will be shared quarterly.
Safe, healthy, efficient and well-maintained facilities provide a positive
learning environment for our students, staff and community. We are proud that
facilities plan addresses our backlog of critical repairs and safety
upgrades while minimizing the cost to local taxpayers. This plan covers our
capital project needs for the next 30 years and is a major component of our long
In addition, the long-standing Facilities Infrastructure Review Committee
(FIRC), consisting of staff and community members, continues to provide planning
and direction for our current and future Capital Project needs.
We continue to involve community and staff in our capital improvement plans, and
we are thankful for the expertise and time provided by committee participants. Conserving and
spending local taxpayer dollars in a well-planned, and responsible manner
remains a top priority!