On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, voters in St. Charles City will be asked to consider a proposition put forth by the City of St. Charles School District. The proposition, which is titled “Proposition KIDS”, is a $47 million no tax-rate increase bond issue that allows the district to borrow money only to be used for facility repairs, renovations and other capital projects.
“We are able to ask for this bond without raising the debt service tax rate due to the District’s efforts to pay off existing bond issue debt ahead of schedule,” said Dr. Jeff Marion, superintendent of the City of St. Charles School District. “Passing this bond issue will allow us to address facility needs without dipping into our operating fund, which would greatly reduce the odds of needing a potential tax rate hike in the future. A successful bond issue helps ensure a strong financial future for the district.”
If approved, the flagship project of Proposition KIDS will be the Early Childhood Center. With a proposed location of 1301 Boone’s Lick Road, the Early Child Center will feature 16 early childhood and early childhood special education classrooms with attached bathrooms, multiple therapy rooms to serve the needs of all students, a large multipurpose room, a gross motor skills room and a large outdoor learning playground.
The building of the Early Childhood Center would provide approximately 200 additional spaces for students to enroll in the District and remove some of the burden placed upon the elementary schools currently housing pre-Kindergarten programs.
In addition to the Early Childhood Center, one of the main goals of Proposition KIDS is to address the most important needs of each school building in the district. While some buildings need more work than others, every school has projects that will be addressed should the voters approve Proposition KIDS.
“The passing of Proposition KIDS would allow us to continue to offer all our students and community up-to-date facilities across the district,” said Dr. Marion. “We feel it is important to be able to provide our students with the best possible learning environment.”
For more information about Proposition KIDS and the projects relating to it, click here.
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