What’s at stake?
Colonial will need to make significant budget cuts without additional revenue generated by a successful referendum. With 70% of our budget spent on people, instituting these cuts will impact staff and programming. This includes:
• Current Class Sizes
• Instructional Staff
• Support Staff
• Administrative Staff
• Enhancement and expansion of programs
- How important is approval of the referendum to the operation and success of our school system?
- I don’t have children in the district. Why should I vote for this referendum?
- How do we know referendum funds for are handled properly?
- Is there relief for Seniors?
- Above and beyond a yes or no on the referendum in June, what does the state budget cut mean for the schools? If the referendum passes what will be the impact?
- In a “normal” budgeting year, what does a stereotypical increase for operating costs look like?
- Did Colonial know about the impending “shared sacrifice” budget cut of $37 million to state schools before the referendum held on February 28th?
- I have seen some chatter about $2 million missing or unaccounted for from the records of district expenditures, I believe the record was from 2011…is this accurate? Is that a normal sum to be unaccounted for?
- How does Colonial’s tax rate compare to the rest of the NCC county districts?
- Is William Penn becoming a vocational high school?
Have a question?
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