What’s on the ballot on Tuesday, November 5th?
The proposed two-question ballot to MACCRAY community residents includes an operating levy renewal and a bond referendum of $39.515 Million and will address critical facility and educational needs for our District. This plan will address space needs, educational offerings, flexible learning spaces, and operational efficiency for a United Vision for Education.
WHAT IS AN OPERATING LEVY?
An operating levy asks voters to support funds to finance learning by hiring teachers, pay utility costs, purchasing learning materials required to run schools, etc.
While the state provides most funding for school districts, most schools use local levies to help fund operations and learning. These levy dollars are needed to maintain our current programs and operations.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN QUESTION #2?
New PK-6th grade addition for approximately 550 students to the existing Junior/Senior High School in Clara City on District-owned land.
New Ag/Career and Technical Education (CTE) classroom addition, a new cafeteria/kitchen expansion and addition, a fitness/weights addition, and a new 500-seat auditorium addition to the existing Junior/Senior High School in Clara City on District-owned land.
Remodel the existing Junior/Senior High School for use as a 6th- 8th grade Middle School and 9th – 12th grade High School.
Discontinue the use of East Elementary School in Raymond and West Elementary School in Maynard with a united campus in Clara City.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS PLAN?
In a world where education is ever-changing, a United Vision for Education will transform the face of education for MACCRAY Public Schools in the following ways:
Reorganizing our current grade configurations better aligns with educational initiatives and affords a true Middle School education concept.
Creates additional space for our students and affords space for students to come as we grow.
Creates additional flexible, personalized learning, small group instruction, Special Education, restroom facilities, and age-appropriate spaces for our students.
Creates improved spaces for Career and Technical Education (CTE), health and wellness, art, science, and technology.
Improved safety, security, and accessibility improvements including controlled entrances, pick-up/drop-off areas, and Americans with Disabilities (ADA) facility updates.
Creates more flexibility in how students receive information and learn through various educational spaces and personalized learning processes.
Improves our annual operating efficiencies and eliminates the need for extensive improvements at both West and East Elementary Schools – increasing the reliability of our facilities.
Saves the District over $400,000 annually in operating and transportation expenditures.