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Parent & Employee Feedback On Potential Projects

CFAC 2-Minute Videos: Parent & Employee Feedback On Potential Projects Those who have been following this video series understand that the Hamilton School Board established the Community Facilities Advisory Committee in October to study community growth, enrollment projections and facilities needs in the district. The committee also reviewed the condition and serviceability of other spaces […]

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Estimated Tax Impact on District Property Owners

CFAC 2-Minute Videos: Estimated Tax Impact on District Property Owners Last week’s 2-minute video outlined the costs of projects that the Community Facilities Advisory Committee reviewed to address space and facilities issues in the district. This video gets into the projects’ estimated tax impact on district property owners. Nine different facilities projects were examined to […]

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Costs of Projects the CFAC Considered

CFAC 2-Minute Videos: Costs of Projects the CFAC Considered The first three videos of this 2-minute series covered space and facilities issues facing the Hamilton School District. The Community Facilities Advisory Committee also took a close look at the financial implications of addressing these  concerns.  To recap, areas of concern that the committee identified were: […]

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Capital vs. Operational

CFAC 2-Minute Videos: Capital vs. Operational In Wisconsin, school district referendums raise money for two purposes: capital projects and operational expenses. The Hamilton School District Community Facilities Advisory Committee looked at the possibility of each type of referendum to address facility and financial needs in the district. This 2-minute video describes both types of referendums […]

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Referendums in the Hamilton School District

CFAC 2-Minute Videos: Referendums in the Hamilton School District Over the Hamilton School District’s 60-year history, its enrollment has more than doubled, five entirely new buildings were constructed and dozens of addition-and-renovation projects were completed. At times, smaller projects were funded through the district’s operational budget, but when construction costs required the district to take […]

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Why Hamilton’s Mill Rate Dropped After the 2018 Referendum

CFAC 2-Minute Videos: Why Hamilton’s Mill Rate Dropped After the 2018 Referendum Property owners in the Hamilton School District are enjoying the lowest mill rate in the district’s 60-year history. At its height in the 1970s, the district mill rate reached $25.69 — significantly higher than the current rate of $7.93. The district is experiencing […]

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Recent Impacts On District Budget

CFAC 2-Minute Videos: Recent Impacts On District Budget Last week we learned about the impact that 30 years of revenue caps have had on school district operational budgets. This week the focus will be on more recent developments in school funding. Recently, district officials were hopeful that federal ESSER funds, which were authorized to help […]

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Impact of Revenue Caps On the District Budget

CFAC 2-minute videos: Impact of Revenue Caps On the District Budget To understand the state of finances in the Hamilton School District today, you need to go back nearly 30 years ago when the Wisconsin State Legislature implemented revenue caps. Since 1993, school districts have operated under limits which restrict them from generating revenue through […]

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Other School Facilities Needs

CFAC 2-minute videos: Other School Facilities Needs The previous 2-minute video described the process the district uses to project future enrollment. We learned that while most schools in the district will be able to handle enrollment growth due to subdivision development, Lannon Elementary School will be beyond its classroom capacity within the next five years. […]

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Projecting Enrollment

CFAC 2-minute videos: Projecting Enrollment This is the second in a series of 2-minute videos highlighting the findings of the Community Facilities Advisory Committee that the Hamilton School Board commissioned in October to review growth and facilities needs in the district. In the first 2-minute video, we saw that municipalities approved 1,757 new residential lots […]

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