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Growing Together: Referendum Letter

Please take a moment to read our letter to the community regarding the Educational Facilities Master Plan.

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Thank you

Thank you to all the community members, parents, teachers, and staff who helped make the #H73EFMP possible.
Click here to learn more about the EFMP and the Hawthorn 73 referendum on the ballot TODAY:  bit.ly/H73EFMP

Election Day is tomorrow!

Election Day is tomorrow! Before you vote, please take a moment to learn about the Hawthorn 73 Educational Facilities Master Plan and our referendum. #H73EFMP
Click here to learn more: bit.ly/H73EFMP
Need help finding your polling place? Click here to visit the Lake County voter website: lakecountyil.gov/351/Voter-Power

EFMP – Kindergarten Center at the Sullivan Center FAQ

The Hawthorn 73 Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) is a community-drivin 10-year facilities plan to support the district’s growth. As part of the EFMP, the district plans to develop a Kindergarten Center at the Sullivan Center in Vernon Hills, which will bring together Kindergarten services for our students under one roof. Please see our frequently asked questions for additional information about this project.  #H73EFMP

 

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Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) – Community Process

The Hawthorn School District 73 Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) is a 10-year facilities plan to support the district’s growth and long-term strategic plan. It was developed by a Core Team of community members, parents, staff, and administration. The Core Team collaborated with DLR Group, a nationally leading architecture firm, to assess the district’s needs and proposed recommended options for the future of the district to the Hawthorn 73 School Board. #H73EFMP

Send Your Questions to Superintendent Brown!

Election Day is tomorrow!  Superintendent Nick Brown will be answering questions on the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) and the April 4, 2017 referendum via Twitter today.

Tweet him your questions @brownnNick and use the hashtag #73EFMP. No Twitter? No problem. Email: brown@hawthorn73.org

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HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT THE COMMUNITY INPUT THAT WENT INTO THE HAWTHORN 73 FACILITIES PLAN?

The Hawthorn 73 Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) was developed by a Core Team of community members, parents, staff, and administration who collaborated with DLR Group, a nationally leading architecture firm. The group assessed the district’s needs and proposed recommended options for the future of the district to the Hawthorn 73 School Board. The process began in March 2016 and the Core Team has been meeting since July 2016 to find a district-wide solution solving for our growth needs.

To learn more about the EFMP and the April 4, 2017 referendum, visit Hawthorn 73’s website: bit.ly/H73EFMP.

DID YOU KNOW OPERATIONAL COSTS ARE PLANNED FOR SEPARATELY FROM THE EFMP?

The operational costs associated with Hawthorn 73’s current growth trend are already factored into the district’s operational budget planning. The funding needed to implement our Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) reflects anticipated capital costs that are planned for separately from the district’s operational budget.

Over the last 20 years, we have grown by an average of 30-50 students per year. During that time, we have successfully budgeted for additional staff and materials costs from regular operational funding sources—without asking the community for an additional operational levy. The operational costs anticipated because of our growth account for teachers, staff, and materials needed to educate additional students. We will continue to plan for these costs based on the operational funds we regularly rely on.

To learn more about the EFMP and the April 4, 2017 referendum, visit Hawthorn 73’s website: bit.ly/H73EFMP.

HAVE YOU HEARD? HAWTHORN 73 IS GROWING!

Over the next ten years, we’re projected to welcome approximately 700 more students. By 2026, our enrollment will reach more than 5,000 students, representing more than 30% growth since 2008.

Hawthorn 73’s current growth trend started in 1998, when enrollment was approximately 3,191 students. This trend was the driving force behind the 2004 bond referendum that helped build Townline Elementary. The district’s work over the last 20 years, and our work going forward with the recent Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP) reflect current and projected enrollment growth.

Families move to Hawthorn 73 for educational excellence. Our growth reflects the high-quality education we provide our students and the high standards and pride our community has for our schools. Our community-driven EFMP provides the vision for how we will adapt our facilities to meet our growth needs and provide the innovative, technology-driven education our students need to thrive in the 21st century.

To learn more about the EFMP and the April 4, 2017 referendum, visit Hawthorn 73’s website: bit.ly/H73EFMP.

Early Voting Begins this Week for the April 4 Election

Early voting began this week for the April 4, 2017 election. During the election, voters will be asked to consider spending $42 million in school facilities funding to help accommodate for our growth and maintain our commitment to educational excellence, based on the vision set forth in the Educational Facilities Master Plan (EFMP).

Learn more about the EFMP Thursday, March 30, when Hawthorn School District 73’s Superintendent Nick Brown will host a “Superintendent’s Coffee – Why the Educational Facilities Master Plan is needed” at the Village of Vernon Hills, 290 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills from 10:30-11:30 am. Mr. Brown’s coffee chat will include a short facilities presentation followed by a question/answer session.

The district has prepared information regarding the details and tax impact of the referendum, as well as the STEM resources called for in the EFMP, the funding for which is contingent on the referendum. Learn more about STEM and facilities by clicking on the link here ~ bit.ly/H73EFMP ~.

We welcome the opportunity to answer questions for your civic organization, or any community group. Invite the district to give a presentation by calling Wendy Peterson at 847-990-4215.

Connect with Hawthorn 73 Superintendent Nick Brown for questions regarding the EFMP and the referendum at brownn@hawthorn73.org or 847.990.4215.