QUESTION 1 asks voters to consider approving $300 per pupil in operating levy authority: An operating levy helps support student programs and services. Currently, we DO NOT have a voter approved operating levy in place. With these funds, the following would occur:
- Continue to maintain low elementary class sizes.
- Continue to expand and improve elective offerings at our middle and high school to include exciting new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) programming, continued expansion of our real world Summit Academy, and reduce our rising secondary core class sizes (Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science).
- Retain and attract the very best employees to work with our children.
- Provide operating dollars for the new proposed facilities found in Questions 2 and 3 (even if questions 2 and 3 don’t pass, these dollars would be earmarked for future building operations as we’ll need to ask voters again, should the bond portion of the referendum fail - it is important to keep in mind that construction costs rise 3-5% each year on average).
QUESTION 2 asks voters to consider approving $24.5 million in bond authority:
Significant renovation and gymnasium addition to our current elementary school, with a major focus on renovating the 1975 portion of the building.
NEW EARLY LEARNING SERVICES (ELS) BUILDING
New ELS building on the south campus, with new classrooms for preschool and Kids’ Company students, playground area, and youth ballfields.
HIGH SCHOOL REMODEL AND SECURE ENTRANCE
Remodel of our high school to build a new secure entry area and STEAM lab to serve the needs of our kids and prepare them for 21st Century jobs, including high demand service, manufacturing, and STEAM positions in our community.
IMPROVED PARKING AND DRIVES
Improve the function/safety of parking, driveways, walkways, drop-off and pick-up loops at our elementary and high schools, Hope Avenue ball field area, and CERC. In total, approx 125+ parking spots would be added to the campus area, and 64 stalls would be added along the south side of Hope Avenue by the new ball fields.
QUESTION 3 asks voters to consider approving $15 Million in bond authority:
HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM EXPANSION
Adding approximately 200 seats to our current JHS auditorium, along with new needed audio and visual technology and features to ensure it continues to be a performing arts space that meets the needs of the school district and community.
MULTIPURPOSE FIELD HOUSE FACILITY ON SOUTH CAMPUS
A large indoor field house facility with field turf, golf simulator bays, archery simulator bays, track, and other amenities aimed at serving the school district and entire community as an extension to the district’s athletics programming and CERC membership model. Another goal would be to develop partnerships and rental agreements with other school districts, focused on generating revenue and potentially giving our kids who desire to play lacrosse, hockey, and other activities Jordan doesn’t have, a partner to participate with.