On Tuesday, November 7, Rock Valley Community School District residents will vote on a bond issue not to exceed $25 million. An approved bond would allow the district to build a new high school addition onto the current school.
The addition would include 20+ new classrooms for the high school. Fifth graders would move from the elementary to create a 5th-8th grade middle school concept. This concept utilizes former high school space & allows for efficient 5th-8th grade staffing.
K-4 elementary would then be able to utilize former 5th grade classrooms to address space challenges due to enrollment growth.
In addition, a new multipurpose gym will allow our school to better comply with state physical activity requirements. (Note that the gym will not be paid for by this proposed bond, but instead will be financed through revenues from the statewide one-cent sales tax.)
If voters approve the bond, property taxpayers would see an impact of $4.05 per year on every $1,000 of taxable property value (not assessed value). This would result in an increase of $14.41 per month (or $172.94 per year) on a home worth $100,000.
Wednesday, October 4, 2023
7:00pm | Rock Valley Community Schools
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
7:00pm | Parkview Events Center (City Hall)
Thursday, October 19, 2023
6:30pm | St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Thursday, October 26, 2023
7:00pm | Rock Valley Christian School
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
7:00pm | Faith Reformed Church
Want to learn more and see the facility needs in the Rock Valley Community School District for yourself? Join us for a school tour every FRIDAY from now through the November 7 election! Tours will take place from 11:00am to 1:00pm.
Please use this signup form to reserve a time. If you have any questions, please contact our high school office at 712-476-2701.
The task force concluded that facility needs and enrollment trends have not changed. The task force requested the School Board put forward a similar plan for the community’s consideration. It made a recommendation to the board in July 2023.
As a result of this process, the board has approved a bond issue that will appear on the ballot November 7, 2023.
A COMMUNITY-DRIVEN PROCESS
Since the last vote in September 2022, a systematic review of the school and its needs was completed. This was led by a task force consisting of parents, teachers, staff, administrators, and community members. The task force has reviewed enrollment trends, population trends, staffing, and space utilization. The committee also reviewed alternate options to address facility needs.