“We spend in the three years in the black, one in the red, the we have to come back at taxpayers,” chief communications officer Cathy Vespereny said about Propositions S and W failing to pass in Tuesday’s election and how the school will be handling it.
With Prop S failing 3696 to 5122 and Prop W failing 3853 to 4983, the district’s plans for adding on have been postponed until it can pass another bond or tax issue. For now the district’s will focus on cutting back on expenses, which will include cuts to staff. Some of those cuts are set to be made at a board meeting on Monday, April, 13.
Propositions S and W were the proposed tax and bond issue that the district pushes every five years. The two combined would have raised property taxes 65 cents for every $100 of assessed value.
The bond issue (Prop. W) was to take out $28 million in bonds to build on Hixson for the influx of students the district has coming through the elementary schools. The bond issue also would have paid for the renovation of the Moss Field, an addition to Clark School, and converting Steger Sixth Grade Center to a full elementary school.
The tax issue (Prop. S) was going toward pay for teachers and other support staff members.
See also Bond Issue to be decided April 9.