Goals Align to Values

Our Goals Align with Our Values

STUDENTS FIRST:

This referendum places Students First by allowing the district’s annual budget to provide staffing levels the Swallow community is accustomed to & additional support resources to personalize the learning experience for each child.  

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT:

Learning in today’s world involves hands-on experiences, collaboration, and varied technologies. Although the district has been diligent in maintaining the building, the oldest sections need significant renovation to prevent systems failure, support programmatic offerings, and meet ADA compliance standards. This referendum allows for Continuous Improvement through select classroom replacement and building renovations. 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: 

The existing building’s features and design limit Community Engagement. This referendum creates a fully accessible (ADA) building with improved safety and security  features while also increasing the number and type of spaces available for community groups’ use beyond the school day. 

FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE:

The School Board has been Fiscally Responsible by restructuring the 2004 referendum debt for early repayment avoiding more than $300,000 in interest costs, completing more than $2 million in capital improvements since 2010 via the district’s annual operating budget, and building the district’s fund balance to avoid short-term borrowing. With the early retirement of debt, the School Board has decided to go to referendum at this time to provide the types of spaces required for changing teaching and learning needs and address pressing long-term capital needs to proactively position the district for a stable financial future.


Have a question?
 Contact Dr. Melissa Thompson, Superintendent

Call: 262-367-2000 x108 Email: referendum@swallowschool.org

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