December 9, 2021 With property tax bills arriving in mailboxes this week, we have received some questions and comments and wanted to take this opportunity to provide factual information. School finance and funding is a very complex subject to understand. Please reach out with any questions you may have. On October 18, 2021, the school board set the levy for the 2021-22 fiscal year. The mill rate remained the same as the 2020-21 fiscal year at $10.20 per $1,000 of equalized property value. This would cause property taxes to remain stable if all other factors remain the same. However, there are many variables affecting property taxes including the school district mill rate (determined by St. Croix Central School District), equalized values (determined by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue), and assessed values (determined by local tax assessor). Some taxpayers have received their 2021 property tax statements and are seeing increases up to 10%. Other taxpayers may see their taxes remain stable or possibly decrease. These fluctuations are due to differences from year-to-year in your property’s equalized value – listed on your property tax statement as fair market value. The State of Wisconsin uses two methods of determining values. The assessed value is an estimate of value within a municipality and can be used to distribute taxes within a municipality. The fair market value or equalized value is used for the school district levy due to the district having multiple municipalities within the district’s boundaries. The levy must then be equalized among all taxpayers of the district to ensure that each taxpayer is paying the correct amount. Due to this equalizing, some taxpayers in the district may see an increase in their school portion of their property tax bill while others may remain the same or see a decrease. If you would like further information, please click on this link (https://www.scc.k12.wi.us/page/property-tax-information) which will take you to the district property tax informational webpage. If you have additional questions, please let us know. Tim Widiker, Superintendent twidiker@scc.k12.wi.us Jennifer Kleschold, Business Manager jkleschold@scc.k12.wi.us
about 2 months ago, SCC Website Manager
RETURNING STUDENT REGISTRATION FOR 1ST-12TH GRADERS WILL OPEN UP ON MONDAY, JULY 19, 2021. For detailed instructions on registering a returning 1st-12th Grade student via Skyward Family Access, use this link: Family Access: Returning Student Directions.
7 months ago, Tammy Merth
2021-2022
The alternative open enrollment application for the 2021-22 school year is now available. Complete your open enrollment registration now to join our virtual academy! We are excited to have you join our virtual panther family.
7 months ago, Tammy Merth
2021-22 OE
May 3rd through May 7th is Staff Appreciation Week here at St. Croix Central Schools and across the country. We would like to recognize our staff for ALL that they do. We truly appreciate them and the amazing things they do each and every day. SCC STAFF MATTERS! Thank an SCC staff member this week! #pantherpride
9 months ago, Lindsay Jacobs
A
If you are interested in ordering a yard sign for your senior, here is a link to do so. Orders are due this Friday, April 23rd. Signs will be available for pickup the first part of May. You will receive more information on pick-up when they are ready. The signs are two-sided (18” x 24”) and the cost is $10, which includes the stake. Here is the link! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15cTg1AuSqeTb_KDrS9rnlrqg_2PUP0D38MyMhiYuq30/viewform?gxids=7628&edit_requested=true
9 months ago, Tammy Merth
Class of 2021!
Summer School Registration is open! https://www.scc.k12.wi.us/summer-school--33
10 months ago, Lindsay Jacobs
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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.
10 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.
10 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/.
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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.
10 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.
10 months ago, SCC Website Manager
Referendum Date
Open enrollment application period opens Feb. 1, 2021. Go to this link for more information. https://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/news-release/dpinr2021-08.pdf
12 months ago, Tammy Merth
2021-2022 OE Period Begins
Attention all Seniors!! The UW System has waived all application fees at 10 of it's 13 universities for the next two years!! Check out this news release for more information. If you haven't already applied, do it NOW!
about 1 year ago, Tammy Merth
UW Systems
UW Systems
Order forms for school pictures are online this year. The link below will take you to Cahill's main underclass gallery where you will have to choose the CORRECT school gallery to complete your orders. https://vando.imagequix.com/F9GER9J?keyword=underclass
over 1 year ago, SCC Website Manager
Cahill Photography
GRADUATION 2020!! TODAY at NOON. Go to the St. Croix Central District YouTube page to tune in… https://www.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEB&search_query=st.+croix+central+school+district We love our seniors!
over 1 year ago, High School Administration
We Love Our Seniors! #2020
over 1 year ago, Stephani Posta
Charter Seniors
We Love Our Seniors! #2020
over 1 year ago, Stephani Posta
Charter Seniors
Charter Seniors
Charter Seniors