As you may know, election results are not official until November 27, but the vote on Proposition 1 is not trending in a positive direction. Thank you to all who voted in this election and for exercising your constitutional right as a citizen to vote. It was impressive that we had such a good showing of voters in our community. The outcome of the vote on Proposition 1 for the Mt. Adams School District makes it clear that the additional tax burden on our citizens would be very difficult. Having been unsuccessful with this bond on two occasions, it has been very clear that this burden of taxes for 20 years is not something that the community wants. Thank you for helping us better understand this particular challenge.
Because of the extreme need in our community for a new school, we will do everything possible to generate enough funds to build a new school for our children. I have been in contact with the Governor’s Office, with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, with investment brokers, and with an advancement consultant to see if there are any other options that would allow us to secure the funding necessary for a new school. I am looking for options that may have never been used before that would allow us to build a new school for our community.
As our quest for a new school progresses, I will provide regular updates on the district website. Mr. Todd Spencer, Board Chairman stated, “We have been forced to look outside the box, and that is what we will do.” The 40,000 students that will use the new school building over the next 50 years deserve the opportunity for learning in a new state-of-the-art facility!