ROOM TO LEARN
The District has been on a journey to discover how to better serve our community and our students. Our journey began with a group of people that consisted of parents, farmers, business owners, retired individuals, community members, administration and students. We hosted work sessions and listened to their ideas on how we could make this a better educational environment for our students and for the future of our District.
We identified and prioritized needs – then discussed various options. We weighed the pros and cons of each before deciding on the proposed solution. The main priority that was identified was capacity! All three facilities are currently over capacity!
Our capacity need becomes even more substantial as we continue to plan for the future and our projected student enrollment. Our District is rapidly growing (approximately 50+ students per year) and causing overcrowding.
ROOM TO GROW
We are proposing a plan that will benefit the district long-term!
We currently operate with three attendance centers and intend to transition to four facilities. Reconfiguration of our facilities and building a new high school would alleviate the capacity issues we are currently facing and allow for future enrollment in all grades.
Click here to see a larger version of the proposed plan: Sioux Center Plan
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
If the $24.9 million bond referendum passes, the debt service school tax levy increases by a maximum of $0.37 per $1,000 of taxable valuation. Keep in mind that with property tax calculations, you are never working with the market value of the property – only the assessed value.
Use the tax calculator at the right to find your true tax impact or check out the tax impact sheet provided to the District: TaxImpact-SxCenterCSD
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Has our enrollment changed?
Yes, enrollment has increased by over 30 students per year for the past 10 years. Last year (2017) we had an increase of 57 students. We project that over the next 10 years our enrollment will increase by approximately 50 students per year.
What does this solve?
Our proposed plan will benefit the District by:
- Alleviating capacity issues in all three current facilities
- Allowing for future enrollment growth
- Increasing the amount of overall instructional space
- Maximize instructional resources
What is a bond?
A general obligation (GO) bond is a method of long-term financing that a school district may use to borrow money for construction projects. This spreads the cost of the project over a number of years, similar to a home mortgage.
How do I register to vote?
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Can I vote with an Absentee ballot?
Request an absentee ballot here: https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/absenteeinfo.html
The last day that the auditor’s office can mail ballots to voters is January 25.