An important community decision on the future of our schools is less than two months away. On Tuesday, November 7, district residents will be asked to consider two levies that would provide additional funding to support a strong future for our students, staff and schools.
St. Francis Area Schools is committed to providing residents with the information they need to make an informed decision.
The Proposed Plan and Projected Tax Impact: Strong Future is the district’s investment plan to grow vocational education and trade programming, expand STEAM programming, provide supplies and materials, enhance technology and recruit and retain staff. District residents will have the opportunity to approve or reject the plan on Tuesday, November 7. Residents will vote on two ballot questions:
- A 10-year, $325 per student operating levy that would provide the district with an additional $1.5 million each year.
- A 10-year, $880,000 annual capital projects levy.
If voters approve the referendum, a home valued at $375,000 home would see a monthly tax increase of $9 for question one and $5 for question two, for a total of $14 per month starting in 2024. To see the projected tax impact on your property, use the Tax Calculator.
Referendum Community Presentation: The district shared information about the referendum at the Community Presentation and answered questions from residents. We recorded the Community Presentation to share with those unable to attend: Watch the recorded live stream.
Referendum Website – sfStrongFuture.org: We recently updated our frequently asked questions based on input and feedback received during the Community Presentation. Visit this website to learn more about the district’s proposed plan, the cost, projected tax impact, voting information and answers to frequently asked questions.
Make Your Voice Heard: There are three ways to vote on the referendum. You can vote by absentee ballot, early in person or on Election Day. Early voting begins Friday, September 22. Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. Visit sfStrongFuture.org/vote for more information.