Understanding this Specific Investment in Our Schools
REV - MAY 2021
Why is this referendum needed?
This referendum supports important infrastructure improvements to our schools to ensure our growing student population is learning in safe, secure, and healthy environments. The proposed referendum targets four areas: 1) Safety and Security, 2) HVAC/Sustainability, 3) MTES/MTMS Renovations, 4) Site Improvements
What are the major projects for each area of the referendum?
What specific improvements will the referendum support for each school?
What process did the Board follow in deciding on the specifics of this referendum?
Taxes, Spending and Timeline
How much will the referendum cost?
How will my taxes be affected by the referendum?
Is there tax relief for Senior Citizens?
If passed, can funding from the referendum go to additional projects?
No. Funding approved under a public referendum can only be used for the projects that are included in the referendum.
Can the district spend more than the approved amount on the referendum projects?
No. The Board can only spend up to the approved amount. The budget for the projects includes a 10% contingency allotment for unforeseen construction issues. The budget has also been developed conservatively to allow for the possibility of increasing interest rates and construction costs.
If the referendum passes, when will construction begin and end?
How can I learn about the progress of the projects?