Parents, staff and community members are invited to attend a Referendum Open House on Tuesday, October 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the school district office (4115 Ambassador Boulevard NW, St. Francis).
District leaders will be available to share information and answer questions about the November referendum, including our goals for a strong future, the challenges we face in achieving those goals, our plan to address them, and the cost and tax impact of the plan. Information on voting will also be available.
Strong Future is the district’s investment plan to support a strong future for our students, staff and schools. The plan would enhance vocational and technical education, expand hands-on STEAM programming at all grade levels, enhance high school courses that help students earn industry certifications and college credits, provide essential classroom materials and supplies and attract and retain high-quality staff. It would also help the district acquire and maintain student and district technology, enhance security and operational systems and invest in technology-related personnel and ongoing training expenses.
To achieve these goals, the district is proposing two ballot questions for residents to vote on this November: a 10-year, $325 per student operating levy and a $880,000 annual capital projects levy. If approved by voters, these investments would be supported by a tax increase on properties in the district. A home valued at $375,000 in the district would see an estimated tax increase of $14 per month starting in 2024.
This is an important community decision. We are committed to providing residents with the information they need to help them make an informed vote on or before November 7. To learn more about our plan ahead of the open house, I encourage you to visit sfStrongFuture.org.