I can’t tell you how pleased I am that the voters in District 116 saw the need in our district for space. This referendum will see to it that we can alleviate some of the overcrowding that we have in our buildings now and better prepare us for future needs. I think it also demonstrates again that the people of our district support the schools and will support the schools without outside mandates. Things are much different in our district now than they were five years ago when I was elected to the board. The district has turned completely around with solid financial accountability, a comprehensive plan developed by the community and now another successful referendum showing the community’s support for the schools. We have the ability to keep moving in the right direction and return to normalcy in the district very soon.
Now that the referendum has passed the Board will be considering options for this process and will need to move quickly. A recent plan to add some temporary space at Indian Hill did not pan out as planned so we need to address our space shortage quickly and decisively. I’m certain the Board will work with the Administration and the Finance Authority in making those decisions as quick as practicable. The Board is the voice of you, the community, the folks who just volunteered to raise your taxes to do this, so I invite you to provide us with your feedback as we proceed. I’m available to you any time via this site, you can email me and I also invite you to come to a board meeting during the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month and learn more.
Thank you again and I look forward to doing some podcasts soon (when my voice isn’t shot from being sick) and speak with you more on these matters.