The Hamilton School District produced and disseminated information in the spring of 2022 about the work of the Community Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) which studied community growth, student enrollment projections and future facility needs. Below is a list of topics with links to the brief videos that were disseminated through school newsletters, social media and the district website.
This information was provided because parent and employee survey results showed that many people in the community were unaware or had questions about the district’s capacity to handle future enrollment projections, the condition of facilities and aspects of school funding.
The CFAC will meet again to determine next steps for the district. It will consider several options including conducting follow-up surveys, this time including community members who do not have children in school. Expect to hear more about the work of the CFAC next fall when the district has enrollment numbers for the 2022-23 school year, as well as updated information regarding state funding and other important economic factors.
Videos highlighting the work of theCommunity Facilities Advisory Committee
- Community Growth
The communities of the Hamilton School District are growing with at least 1,757 residential lots approved for development, and more subdivisions expected.
- Projecting Enrollment
The process used to project enrollment in a growing community.
- Other School Facilities Needs
Other district facilities needs besides classroom space.
- Impact of Revenue Caps on the District Budget
How revenue caps locked in inequities among school districts.
- Recent Impacts On District Budget
More recent developments in school funding.
- Why Hamilton’s Mill Rate Dropped After the 2018 Referendum
Factors that determine school tax rates and why Hamilton’s mill rate actually dropped after passage of the last referendum.
- Referendums in the Hamilton School District
The process of going to referendum and past results.
- Capital vs. Operational Referendums
Both types of referendums and how they could be used in the Hamilton School District.
- Costs of Projects the CFAC Considered
Financial implications of addressing facilities concerns.
- Estimated Tax Impact on District Property Owners
Estimated tax impact of nine projects that were considered.
- Parent & Employee Feedback On Potential Projects
Results from parent and employee surveys.