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From the HUUSD Board

May 8, 2019

SUBJECT: What’s happening with the Harwood bond?


Recognizing the need to present our community with a comprehensive Pre K through 12 plan for the school district, the Harwood Unified Union School District Board of Directors recently approved a timeline to outline our work from now until Town Meeting Day 2020. The goal is to present voters with a bond proposal that encompasses a Pre K through 12 plan for district configuration and construction needs on March 3, 2020. This bond will not only address the Harwood Union campus, but will incorporate changes and improvements for other facilities as necessary.


On April 24, the board approved a list of “Challenges and Opportunities” as a first step in creating a plan.The timeline also includes several upcoming events. There will be a May 8, board discussion of draft criteria to use in evaluating potential Pre K through 12 models. And on May 15, the administration will present a report on current state/do nothing model projections for per pupil expenditure and homestead tax rates through FY 2029. Updates and outcomes will be shared through our regular HUUSD board meeting updates.


On May 22, we will host a 90 minute forum at which community members can share their thoughts, ask questions, and have small group discussions regarding the work with members of the board and administration. At subsequent meetings, the board will outline and identify 3 - 5 scenarios for a Pre K through 12 plan, with a report in September 2019. For updates and supporting documents please refer to the board page of the HUUSD website: https://wwsu.org/huusd-board


We hope to see you at 6:00 on May 22, in the Harwood library for the forum. As always, you are welcome to share your thoughts during the public comment section of board meetings or through email to the full board at cen-huusdboard@wwsu.org.

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