2019 Bond Proposal

Huron School District Bond Proposal
May 7, 2019

Hello Huron Families,

The Huron School District is committed to providing students with a safe and purposeful learning environment that meets the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of every student. As part of our pursuit toward this end, the Huron School District is proposing a bond issue that would generate $49,075,000 without increasing the tax rate or mill rate from the previous year’s levy. This means that there would be a 0% tax rate increase over 2018 and a 0% Mill increase over 2018; yet, the Huron School District will still generate over $49 million that will be used to improve the learning environment for our students.

The bond issue process began last year during our push to create a new strategic plan. Over the 2017-2018 school year, the Huron School District interacted with 28 different community and school groups in order to gather information and to develop a solid plan for the future. Based on this plan, it was clear that student safety, student growth, and quality facilities were important to our community.

As a result, the District formed a bond committee in order to explore facility needs and assess the need for a bond issue. This committee consisted of parents, community members, and employees from the school district. The committee met this school year, and at the same time, the District engaged experts to provide a facility needs assessment and student growth assessment. This information led to the creation of a comprehensive list of needs for our school district and for our school buildings. In order to address these needs and raise the necessary funds for the projects, the school district has proposed the bond issue.

We have created this website as part of our ongoing commitment to transparency. On this page, you will find information pertaining to the bond timelines, scope, and sequence. You will also find details showing what we plan to do and how we plan to spend the funds that are generated. You will also see the different examples of how funds can, and cannot, be spent. We are excited to consider the renovations, upgrades, and new construction proposed in this plan. After reviewing the building specific breakdowns, bond by building chart, FAQs, and voting information, please feel free to contact me with questions. Finally, I have scheduled four community forums pertaining to the bond issue. The forums will be held according to the following schedule. I encourage you to attend one of the forums to hear more about the bond issue proposal.

In addition, I would welcome the opportunity to come out and discuss the bond issue with a neighborhood group or school/community organization of your choice.

Thank you for helping us carry out our mission and for helping to demonstrate that we are “Completely Committed to Kids!” Thank you for your continued support and for voting on May 7, 2019.

Sincerely,
Donovan Rowe Superintendent of Schools
Huron School District

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