PSD Promises website shows how funds are spent
In 2010, voters approved a mill levy and bond issue. Bond funds are one-time dollars that allow the district to maintain excellent facilities critical to providing a positive learning environment. Schools receive mill levy funds each year to support student instruction in several ways.
The PSD Promises online publication takes you on a deep dive through the bond-funded construction projects, new technology initiatives, and special projects teachers created using grants funded by the 2010 mill levy override.
The mill levy will provide $16 million annually to meet expenses of the district caused by state revenue cutbacks, including:
- Increase budget allocations to schools to maintain excellence for student academic achievement and interventions, and provide resources for preschool, whole child, career awareness and wellness.
- Restore a portion of staff positions eliminated by state revenue cutbacks and limit class size increases
- Refresh technology and provide technology support for student learning opportunities
- Provide skills for workforce development and college readiness to support economic growth
For more information, visit the 2010 Mill Levy Use Plan web page.
The bond provided $120 million for improving, equipping, and furnishing district buildings and other properties, including, but not limited to:
- New technology in schools to provide learning opportunities for students
- Improved safety and security in district schools and facilities
- Maintaining, upgrading and improving schools and facilities, including roofs, electrical systems, plumbing, fire protection, heating and ventilation systems, and school grounds to extend the life of facilities