D39 plans for programs and improvements over time, recognizing that any of them would need to be delayed if adverse State-driven issues (or other funding issues outside of D39’s control) occurred. D39 plans for needed facilities improvements, maintenance and program changes, with contingency plans for timing based on what might happen with respect to funding shifts. This process requires active financial management, close attention to the budget, and careful long-term planning.
Some of the recent positive outcomes from D39’s dynamic planning process have included:
- Higher fund balances
- The ability to fund board-developed targeted outcomes that benefit children including:
- WJHS science wing construction
- Renovated libraries in 5 of 6 buildings
- 1:1 Mobile Learning program
- Expanded foreign language offerings
- Early Childhood addition to house entire program at Romona
- Roof & boiler replacements (some were 59 years old)
- Large space air-conditioned areas in each school and expanded a/c targeted to specific classroom areas.
- Revised (improved) assumptions for financial projections
Based on community input, this dynamic process (which relies on CPI-based tax levy increases each year) could lead to D39’s consideration and/or implementation of program changes such as full-day kindergarten and instrumental music programming offered during the school day (instead of before school).