Parent & Guardian Annual Notice
What Am I Voting On?
On Sept. 14, 2021, Tipton Community Community Schools will ask registered voters in the district to go to the polls to vote on a referendum that would allow the district to secure funding to pay for facility improvements. The plan is a result of nearly a year of planning and prioritizing by a group of Tipton residents.
After nearly 100 years, Tipton High School has needs that must be addressed to best educate our current and future generation of students. In April, after nearly a year of planning by the district and a 26-member Facility Advisory Committee, the Tipton School Board accepted the committee’s proposed revitalization plan for Tipton’s historic high school.
The plan focuses on improved learning spaces with extensive renovations throughout the existing high school as well as an addition that will serve as the building’s main entrance, with relocated high school administration offices and library, as well as a student commons, kitchen and serving area, classrooms, collaboration spaces, and a new competition gym.
The district plans to fund the project with a combination of up to $18.9 million in general obligation bonds and supplemented by SAVE funds. The latter comes from state sales tax and does not require a vote. The general obligation bonds require voter approval.