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.