|Dr. Rocky D. Killion|
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Additional Superintendent Articles
Welcome Back Everyone,
As we begin the 2014/2015 school year, I am mindful of the great challenges that lie ahead for our school district. Currently, our school corporation leadership team, with the assistance of over forty community members, is carefully looking at our facilities. Several of our facilities are nearing fifty-years of age and when they were built, the design and construction were definitely lacking for a public school. Over the next school year, our facilities strategic planning group will consider all options to develop a long-term facilities plan for our school district. The facilities planning group has made three global recommendations as we begin putting together this plan:
I anticipate by the fall of 2015, our strategic facilities planning group will be ready for me to begin presenting our initial planning ideas to our community for feedback. Then, based upon the feedback, we will regroup to finalize our plans for future implementation. So stay tuned.
Another issue on the horizon is the expiration of our General Fund referendum. I am thankful to our community for supporting our referendum request of a rate not to exceed $0.43 per $100 of assessed valuation which was approved by nearly a 2 to 1 margin back in May 2010. Since then, our administration team and staff have worked diligently to bring down costs while at the same time trying to improve our education system for all of our children.
I am pleased to report that we have thus far accomplished both. Since the passage of our referendum, our rate has never exceeded $0.37 per $100 of assessed valuation, and we are maintaining quality class sizes while experiencing student enrollment growth of nearly 400 students over the past five years. If we did not have the current referendum, our class sizes would be nearly 45 students per elementary classroom. So I am very thankful to you for supporting a high quality education for all of our students.
I want to wish all of you a wonderful school year. I truly believe the best is yet to come.
Dr. Rocky Killion
Superintendent of Schools