Now is the time to invest in our kids, our schools, and our communities!
- CRCSD has not asked for a general obligation bond in 23 years and currently does not have any bond debt. The district has been fiscally responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars, leveraging local option sales tax revenue, and PPEL funds to maintain facilities and replace elementary schools.
- We want to re-establish our competitive edge for our city and for our school. By having state-of-the-art facilities, safe and secure learning environments, and new CTE educational opportunities, the district can attract and retain students and highly-qualified staff.
- To reimagine school facilities to help address current realities and future demands. It will help to provide modern, safe, and equitable facilities to ensure our students can maximize their academic and extracurricular excellence.
- We need to evolve to effectively meet the needs of our students so that they can be prepared for 21st-century careers. This plan will ensure all students have equal opportunities in a variety of programs to help them build their plans and pathways for the future, no matter what they do after graduation. Adding Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities to our schools will allow our students to learn/train for much-needed careers in our community workforce.
- There is a connection between physical space and student achievement. Physical space plays a large role in creating a climate of innovation, collaboration, communication, and creativity that helps students achieve. A physical space can limit how teachers teach, limiting students’ opportunities to receive a diverse educational experience. Large open spaces allow students to work in small groups and in teams with teachers, fostering a cooperative learning environment.
- As our buildings continue to age, the cost of upkeep will continue to rise. The cost of construction also continues to rise, outpacing inflation. What we can build today will be cheaper than what we put off for the future.
- An investment in our schools is an investment in our community. Schools positively impact neighborhoods, businesses, and city growth. They offer amenities for the entire community, such as athletic and cultural events, educational programs, and meeting spaces.