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REFERENDUM 2018 | Meeting Educational Needs of Today and Tomorrow 

After months of planning and consideration, including extensive engagement with the community, the Luxemburg-Casco School Board voted to place two referenda questions on the APRIL 3rd ballot:

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Question #1
Requests funding (not to exceed $15.9 million) for building additions, remodels and other improvements at the Primary, Intermediate and High School (which includes a three-station gymnasium).

Question #2
Requests funding (not to exceed $11.9 million) for a new Middle School at the south end of the High School. This would accommodate relocating 7th and 8th grade classes from the existing Casco Middle School and utilizing it as an Alternative High School.

These questions aim to address overdue needs of the District, and the Board believes our community is ready to support the safety, educational and athletic facility improvements the District needs to meet the high educational standards expected from its schools.

The plan being presented to voters on April 3rd reflects fiscal responsibility for taxpayers, while meeting the needs of our students – current and future. These referendum dollars will be used as follows:


LEARNING & ATHLETIC SPACES

To address changes in teaching needs and provide the flexible learning spaces that create opportunities for personalized learning, the proposed plan includes improvements to revitalize many of the District’s current learning environments by:
  • Building a new gymnasium
  • Creating new collaborative learning spaces
  • Modernizing outdated classrooms
These new and reconfigured spaces will provide more flexible, learner-centered environments that support different learning styles and result in better student attention, motivation and achievement.


BUILDING & CLASSROOM ADDITIONS

To optimize learning spaces for existing enrollment, support curriculum needs and improve student achievement, the proposed plan includes building and classroom additions at some of our schools.

Primary School
Add two new Kindergarten classrooms

Middle School
Build a new Middle School addition on the south end of the High School with 13 classrooms, two science labs that includes separate bathrooms and kitchen preparation/storage areas

High School
Add a new, three-station gymnasium with ample bleacher seating, lobby, restrooms and storage


DISTRICTWIDE RENOVATIONS

To provide equitable learning environments for all students, the plan includes additional renovations a to modernize some our existing buildings.
  • Upgrade Technical Education equipment at the High School
  • Reconfigure classrooms at the High School 
  • Renovate the High School Library
  • Update weight room and wellness center at the High School
  • Upgrades to ceilings, doors and building finishes at Intermediate and High schools

SAFETY & 
SECURITY

To increase student safety and safeguard daily activities, our facility improvement plan includes a variety of updates and entrance remodels to ensure safety at all of our schools.

Primary School
Relocate main entrance and improve security 

Intermediate School
Remodel main entrance with improved security and window at reception desk
Update fire alarms to meet code requirements

High School
Relocate main entrance and improve security 
Update fire alarms to meet code requirements

Districtwide
Redesign traffic flow for bus and parent drop-off/pick-up
Add security cameras and electronic door access control

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