Monticello School District 2021 Referendum
This fall, Monticello School District community members will have the opportunity to vote on additional funding for Monticello Public Schools. Following several lean financial years, the district is asking for just enough financial support to avoid budget cuts for the duration of the five year levy cycle as well as to stabilize the technology budget and allow us to continue to provide our 1:1 devices for all students.
The first question is an Operating referendum question to generate $2.1 million dollars - this question would lower the amount of budget reductions required this year and in future years - allowing the protection of certain programming and staffing. The second question, contingent upon the passage of the first, is a $1.2 million operating referendum question - passage of Q1 and Q2 would allow the district to avoid budget-related reductions entirely this school year. The third question on the ballot will be a $2 million technology levy. Passage of this question is needed to continue to maintain a 1:1 device ration for our entire student body. This would also provide funding to improve technology across the district, such as increased smartboards and sound fields in classrooms to improve the education experience for every student. Lastly, passage of Q3 would allow the district to shift $800,000 of staff funding to the technology budget, freeing up general funds that would remove budget cuts from the five-year forecast, which is the conclusion of this levy cycle. The total estimated property tax impact if all three questions pass would be a $370 annual increase on a $250,000 home.
Early Voting is now open with Election Day happening on November 2. For more details and information, please watch the above video and then visit the Additional Resources section on this page.