Hello KHS and KMS parents,
We made it to the weekend. A great week of learning and one week until spring break - so that is also exciting for our students. I hope everyone is finding opportunities to get out when the weather is warm and the sun is shining. I know it puts me in an instant great mood. Below are some reminders and attachments for you to read and review for upcoming events and general information.
Parent Survey - SEL (Please Fill Out Below - Thank You)
In efforts to gather input regarding the social-emotional needs of our students, we are asking that you complete this survey. Thank you for your willingness to share your thoughts to help us better understand how to serve your children.
Please complete the parent survey by Wednesday 3/24/21.
Information about District Plans and Issue 1
Issue 1, which will appear on the May 4 ballot, will renew our existing 1.10 mill Permanent Improvement (PI) levy and add 0.95 mills while continuing to fund the ongoing repair and maintenance of school district facilities.
The current PI levy was passed 25 years ago and generates the same $250,000 per year as it did when originally passed. Currently, necessary facility improvements and repairs cost up to $350,000 each year, requiring the District to forego or defer maintenance projects every year.
Some examples of challenges that can be addressed with Issue 1 funds:
- Enhancements to a high school science lab that is poorly laid out, have Bunsen burners without gas, and leaking sinks that are too small for proper use.
- Upgrades to furniture and carpet in the K-3rd grade classrooms to allow for changing educational formats.
- Technology improvements allow teachers to provide personalized instruction and to prepare students for future digital demands.
- Enhanced surveillance systems and security.
Issue 1 funds would allow the district to address these issues along with other critical items in our capital improvement plan. It would add $2.75/month per $100,000 of your property value.
Our district is very proud to earn the State Auditor’s “Taxpayer Hero” award for fiscal responsibility, but facility needs cannot be addressed through wise fiscal management alone.