On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, the Safe Schools, Strong Schools proposal will appear on the General Election ballot.
Below are some frequently asked questions about the Safe Schools, Strong Schools proposal:
1. What is the Safe Schools, Strong Schools proposal?
The Safe Schools, Strong Schools proposal is a bond proposal that will appear on the Nov. 6, 2018, ballot. The proposal would fund security enhancements at existing buildings and facilities, and provide students with the skills needed to succeed in college and 21st century careers.
2. When will the proposal appear on the ballot?
The Safe Schools, Strong Schools proposal will appear on the Nov. 6, 2018, general election ballot.
3. Where will the money go?
The Safe Schools, Strong Schools proposal would fund security enhancements, state-of-the-art instructional technology, and increased access to Career and Technical Education and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) instruction. The proposal would fund:
- Replacement of older buses
- Replacement of door locks
- New security cameras
- Improved interior door systems
- Hallway barriers
- New parking lots, and
- Roof repair
4. Why are we discussing school safety now?
An independent analysis showed that while Chippewa Valley Schools is doing many things well on student safety, more can and must be done to face continually evolving school threats. Security enhancements at existing buildings and facilities are needed to help keep Chippewa Valley Schools safe for current and future generations of students and staff.
5. How does improved school safety benefit our community?
Strong schools mean strong neighborhoods and higher property values and help attract new families, businesses, and talent to our area. Safety is more than a school issue; it’s a community issue.
6. Why do we need improved technology?
Technology is evolving rapidly. To avoid falling behind, Chippewa Valley Schools students must have access to technology and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) instruction to help prepare them for the competitive 21st century workforce.
7. Do safer schools contribute to better student performance?
Providing a safe, secure learning environment for all students, teachers, and staff is a key step toward providing a high-quality education that prepares our students for college, careers and bright futures.
8. Would this proposal raise taxes?
No. The Safe Schools, Strong Schools proposal will not raise taxes. The proposal will not cost taxpayers one extra penny on their current tax bills. If the Safe Schools, Strong Schools proposal passes, every dollar spent will be tracked and available on a public website to ensure transparency, accountability and that taxpayer dollars are spent wisely.
9. How does the proposal support these important projects without raising taxes?
The Safe Schools Strong School proposal does not raise taxes. Instead, it extends repayments on the current bond.