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    Sinking Fund Millage Election - the facts
    On November 2, Cedar Springs voters will be asked on the ballot to vote for an extension to the Sinking Fund approved by voters in 2012.  Our district wants to ensure our community is informed on what this means for our students, families, and community. Below we have put together information of what a sinking fund is, and if passed what our district plans to spend the funding on to enhance our school district and offer additional outdoor recreation for the Cedar Springs community.
     
    Our team is grateful for the time you have taken to be fully informed of this proposal.  If you have additional questions, please contact us by using the form on the left.
     
    Virtual Community Forums
    In addition, we will be hosting virtual information meetings for our community in October.  
     
    This is your opportunity to hear from our superintendent an overview of:
    • What is a sinking fund?
    • How will it affect our community/taxes?
    • What will our district do if passed to enhance our district and community
    • Real-time Q and A
     
    Meetings will be held on the following dates.  You can click on the link at the time of the event to join.
    What we will use funding on
    Campus Fitness Trail and New Pickle Ball Courts
    Track Updates and Student one-to-one devices
    FFA Storage Barn and Water Bottle fountain upgrades
    tennis courts and safety security cameras
    District Signage and Technology Refresh
    what we will not use funding on
    Salaries, benefits, bonusCrossed out routine maintenance and textbook/instructional materials
    Frequently Asked Questions
    No. This proposal is a renewal of the Sinking Fund property tax approved by voters in 2012. The maximum amount the district can collect is 1 mill ($1 for each $1,000 of taxable value).
    A millage levied to support school safety improvements, technology improvements, and repair of school buildings and property.
    By State statute, these funds may not be used for maintenance, teaching supplies/texts, or any salaries/benefits. They may only be spent on eligible repairs, security, & technology.
    Nearly ten years of necessary district repairs have been funded through the sinking fund. Additionally, major projects have included:
    • Turf Replacement - Red Hawk Stadium
    • Secure entrances – Cedar Trails, Red Hawk, CSHS
    • Track Resurfacing - Red Hawk Stadium
    • New parking lots - CSHS and Cedar Trails / View
    • New Gym Floors – Cedar Trails and Cedar View
    • New Boiler - Cedar View
    • Repaving of district parking lots and roadways
    • LED Lighting retrofit across the district
    Several areas in need not addressed in the 2020 bonds. Maintaining district 1-to-1 technology, an entire district signage revitalization project, and complete track replacement would be primary.