Planning for our Future
November 8th, 2016 – School Referenda on Ballot
On November 8th, 2016 Washington Township voters will go to the polls and shape the future of Washington Township Schools. Two referendum questions will appear on the ballot.
The first question will determine if the MSDWT is able to maintain our current staffing levels and address future staffing needs. Currently, $4 million of staffing costs are supported by a referendum. If passed, the November 8th Operating Referendum continues funding for current teachers and support staff, includes additional funding to staff an 8th elementary school, and provides funds for additional student support.
The second ballot question will determine if the MSDWT is able to provide upgrades to every building in the district. The funds generated by the November 8th Construction Referendum would be used to provide items such as fire sprinklers, handicapped accessibility to classrooms, stages, gymnasiums and playgrounds, repair and replace roofs, replace heating and cooling systems, secure entrances to our school buildings, and upgrades to our high school’s performing arts department and auditorium.
Referendum funds would also eliminate the need for trailer classrooms by adding an 8th elementary school. To review the exact questions as they will appear on the ballot, please review http://www.msdwt.k12.in.us/referenda/ .
We encourage everyone to learn the facts regarding school funding, our community-based planning process, and the two ballot questions. You will find many helpful presentations and documents on our website: www.msdwt.k12.in.us. Just click on our Planning for the Future link.