THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Coleman School District Voters Approve 2 School Funding Questions
Issue Date: April 5, 2018
Doug Polomis, Coleman School Superintendent announced that Coleman School District voters approved two requests for increased funding to address the needs identified by the Coleman Facilities Council (CFC):
District-Wide Improvements, approved 57% yes(738votes)to 43% no (560votes) : Permission to borrow an amount not to exceed $10,850,000 to pay the cost of improvements and upgrades to the District's existing school facility.
High School STEAM, approved 58% yes(746 votes)to 42% no (550 votes) : Permission to borrow an amount not to exceed $2,980,000 to pay the cost of upgrades to the high school classrooms and equipment in the science, technology, engineering, agriculture, art, and math (STEAM) areas.
"Coleman School District and its school board would like to thank the residents for their support of the April 3rd Referendum. Furthermore, we would also like to express our gratitude to the CFC members as they spent many months considering the district's needs and developing a plan of action. We appreciated having an open dialogue with community members and hearing a variety of views on how to address the district's challenges; we are pleased that we found a solution that meets the needs of both the district and the community. Superintendent Douglas Polomis said, "We are incredibly grateful to voters for these results. Approval of both questions shows that our community truly supports our students, staff and families."