SCC board picks April voting date for project levy

Just before the South Central Calhoun School Board approved asking voters to support a $5 million levy for building projects, board member Nick Spencer raised the kinds of questions he expects to hear from the community in the next five months.

“The way I look at this, we’ve got a $5 million tax we need to generate, I need to hear there’s a $5 million problem,” Spencer said. “With declining enrollment and hearing that participation in sports is down, why would we spend $5 million?”

Spencer referenced the adjusted project cost to remodel locker rooms at SCC High School, to add a gym to SCC Elementary School and add more offices and space for student and administrative services at the elementary school.

First, Superintendent Jeff Kruse and other administrators said, the gym’s primary justification isn’t extra-curricular sports. It would be to benefit the elementary school’s physical education program. 

Read more in the Nov. 15 edition.