"Updates in the Library" on this week's PANTHERS IN LIBRARY LAND (Ms. Olson's library blog) https://panthersinlibraryland.blogspot.com/
8 months ago, Amanda Olson
Recently, the district and board have been engaged in a conversation with our community regarding the operational and facilities needs in St. Croix Central schools. While the majority of voters did not feel the two referendum questions on the ballot were the right solutions at this time, we appreciate everyone’s engagement around these important issues. We know that our needs will persist. The board will re-evaluate our options and work to find a new solution that the community can support. Thank you for your support of our schools and the students we passionately serve.
8 months ago, SCC Website Manager
Referendum Thank You
Recently, the district and board have been engaged in a conversation with our community regarding the program and facilities needs in St. Croix Central schools. While the majority of voters did not feel the two referendum questions on the ballot were the right solutions at this time, we appreciate everyone’s engagement around these important issues. We know that our needs will persist. The district and board will turn their attention to find a new solution, one that the community can support. This work will begin immediately. Once again, thank you for your support of our local schools and students we serve.
8 months ago, SCC Website Manager
Referendum Thank You
Today is Election Day in Wisconsin! Voters may cast their ballots at the usual polling locations during today’s spring elections. Find voting and polling place information: https://myvote.wi.gov/.
8 months ago, SCC Website Manager
Vote
On Tuesday, voters in the St. Croix Central School District will consider two referendum questions. If the operational referendum question is approved, it would allow the district to cover the costs of maintaining competitive staff compensation and other district operating expenses. It would enable the district to exceed its state-imposed revenue limit authority by $1,700,000 in the 2021-22 school year, and then by $350,000 each year through 2031. If the facilities referendum question is approved, it would provide the district with an additional $22.5 million to improve district facilities, including a career and technical addition to the high school to improve programming and opportunities for students planning to pursue the trades. There would also be a four-year-old kindergarten addition to the elementary school so that all 4K students can have the same access to the many services only available to them on our elementary campus. Additionally, the district would also make upgrades to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and other systems throughout our buildings. Learn more: http://bit.ly/SCCReferendum
8 months ago, SCC Website Manager
On Tuesday, voters in the St. Croix Central School District will consider two referendum questions. If the operational referendum question is approved, it would allow the district to cover the costs of maintaining competitive staff compensation and other district operating expenses. It would enable the district to exceed its state-imposed revenue limit authority by $1,700,000 in the 2021-22 school year, and then by $350,000 each year through 2031. If the facilities referendum question is approved, it would provide the district with an additional $22.5 million to improve district facilities, including a career and technical addition to the high school to improve programming and opportunities for students planning to pursue the trades. There would also be a four-year-old kindergarten addition to the elementary school so that all 4K students can have the same access to the many services only available to them on our elementary campus. Additionally, the district would also make upgrades to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and other systems throughout our buildings. Learn more: http://bit.ly/SCCReferendum
8 months ago, SCC Website Manager
Ballot
The School Board and district leaders have worked diligently to place the district in an outstanding financial position. This allows us flexibility as we work to find solutions to our most pressing needs. Over the years, the board has actively worked to repay previous referendum debt in a way that reduces interest costs, locks in state aid, and improves the financial position of the district for the future. The district is on schedule to fully retire all debts in 2035. It will also refinance and prepay debt in 2021, reducing interest costs by more than $1.9 million. Because of work done by the School Board, potential mill rate increases as a result of the referendums in 2021 would be largely offset. Thanks to this work, the district is in a sound financial position in advance of the two referendum questions the community will consider on Tuesday, April 6. Learn more: http://bit.ly/SCCReferendum
8 months ago, SCC Website Manager
SCC Referendum
Tuesday, April 6th is a very important education election that will shape the future for SCC. The following educational decisions are on the ballot: - State Superintendent of Public Instruction - SCC Referendum - Three SCC School Board Seats Polls are open at your local municipality from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
8 months ago, SCC Website Manager
Referendum Date
Why invest in our staff at SCC? Because people make the difference. The quality of our staff equals the quality of our school. Although many things determine employee engagement and satisfaction, SCC believes that competitive compensation is fundamental to attracting and retaining an outstanding workforce. Great staff make a great school.
9 months ago, SCC Website Manager
Referendum Date
If both referendum questions are approved on April 6, district residents would see an estimated property tax increase of 99 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. This would result in a tax increase of about $198 for the owner of a home worth $200,000, over the course of a year. Learn more about the questions on the ballot, the tax impact, and other important information on the upcoming referendum: http://bit.ly/SCCReferendum
9 months ago, SCC Website Manager
Referendum Tax Impact
Students in the Entrepreneurship class are learning about the principles of LEAN production through a custom greeting card activity. Teams were given 10 minutes to produce identical greeting cards. The first time around this team only completed 4 cards. But after learning about the problem solving steps of LEAN, the team managed to complete 10 cards in only 8 minutes. #SCCSPIRT
9 months ago, Tracie Crowley
Custom Greeting Card
If the community approves the facilities referendum question on the ballot for St. Croix Central on April 6, the district would be able to expand Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming. These programs allow students who learn critical, foundational knowledge in one set of classes to use technical skills to design and build—often with the same tools used in industry. By expanding our CTE opportunities, we provide all students a clean, safe, and modern space that facilitates learning and allows students to gain important skills they can apply to a well-paying job after graduation. We can also meet our goal of helping ensure students gain the knowledge and skills that will serve them well in the future, while meeting local businesses’ needs for skilled employees. Learn more: http://bit.ly/SCCReferendum
9 months ago, SCC Website Manager
Why CTE?
Student in the Entrepreneurship class are taking part in the Wisconsin Mini Business World program. In today's lesson on innovation, students were given the challenge to create something useful from a plain sheet of paper. Students came up with a marker protector, a mask or pencil pouch, a pencil holder, a light weight dumbbell, and scooper to clean dead bugs out of light fixtures. What would your innovation look like? #SCCSpirit
9 months ago, Tracie Crowley
Devin, Teague, Jonah, Cody, and Hannah
Congratulations to Cooper Richards for earning both the Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel Certifications!
9 months ago, Tracie Crowley
Cooper Richards
Congratulations to Tony Spataro for earning his Microsoft Office Word Certification in Mrs. Gibson's Microsoft Office class!
9 months ago, Tracie Crowley
Tony Spataro Certificate
Students in Horticulture, an Agriculture course within Career and Technical Education (CTE), are mastering the art of soil block making to plant a variety of vegetable and flower seeds.
9 months ago, Gretchen Rozeboom
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Seeds
In case you missed last night’s community-wide informational meeting to discuss the Spring Referendum you can watch the meeting recording by visiting the SCC Referendum webpage. The final informational meeting will take place on Thursday, March 18th at 7:00 p.m. and will be held virtually on Google Meet.
9 months ago, SCC Website Manager
Referendum Informational Meetings
Students in Mrs. Rozeboom’s Food Science class, a course within Career and Technical Education (CTE) at the high school, examine physical and chemical properties of various elements used in food production.
9 months ago, Gretchen Rozeboom
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Join us for a community-wide informational meeting to discuss the Spring Referendum. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tNliw-8iiGlPjQcnwQeosFiPTk9EawCV/view
9 months ago, SCC Website Manager
"Girl Power!" on this week's PANTHERS IN LIBRARY LAND (Ms. Olson's library blog) https://panthersinlibraryland.blogspot.com/
9 months ago, Amanda Olson