November 13, 2017

Hamilton School Board members took the final steps Monday to complete the legal process of placing a referendum on the Feb. 20 primary election.Growing-Logo-271

With a unanimous vote of all seven School Board members, three resolutions passed that:

  • authorized general obligation bonds of $57.4 million for three facilities projects;
  • established the amount of $1.5 million for recurring operational expenses; and
  • approved a referendum election for two questions — one for facilities projects and the other to exceed state revenue limits for recurring costs.

Last week, the School Board accepted a report and recommendations from the Community Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) to hold a referendum Feb. 20 seeking voter approval for a new intermediate school, high school classroom renovation and addition projects and associated operational costs.

The 50-member CFAC began meeting last January to study issues related to housing growth in the community, its impact on school enrollment and the capacity of schools to serve more students. It also reviewed community and parent survey results that indicated community support for the projects.

For more information about the findings of the CFAC, please visit www.HamiltonGrows.com.