The Hutchinson School District will put two questions to voters in November, one to renew the current operating levy, the other for additional revenue to maintain current district services.
The first of two public forums to discuss the school funding questions is tonight (Thursday) at the Hutchinson High School Media Center. The forum starts at 6pm.
Question one asks voters to approve $720 per pupil unit, which is different from the last 10-year levy of $680 per pupil unit. However, Superintendent Daron Vanderheiden says because of changes at the state level, revenue will basically remain the same as the $680 levy.
The second question asks for an additional $180 per pupil unit. But again, because of changes made at the state level to the school district funding formula, district residents will not see an increase in property taxes.
The second forum will be held Wednesday, October 30th at the Park Elementary School Auditorium.
The election will be held November 5th and all voting will take place at the Hutchinson Recreation Center.