• Facility Planning Facts and FAQs

  • Cass School District 63 has maintained healthy and safe facilities for years, but there are significant needs far outside of the budget that must be addressed. This issue will be before our voters at the November 8, 2022 general election and what follows is detailed information regarding the specific needs, plans, costs and rationale. In addition to the FAQs below, here is a simple Facilities Facts and Needs summary. We welcome any questions as it is very important that our community and taxpayers have accurate and complete information.

  • 1. What are the facility plans and why is this necessary?

  • 2. How are the current HVAC systems outdated?

  • 3. Why not repair and replace things as they break down?

  • 4. Why not just pay for this out of the budget?

  • 5. Why is a geothermal HVAC system being considered?

  • 6. What are the estimated energy and life-cycle cost savings?

  • 7. What will appear on the ballot and what does it mean?

  • 8. Can this money be used to pay salaries or benefits?

  • 9. What about grants and federal COVID relief funds?

  • 10. Will the project be bid? What if it costs less than anticipated?

  • 11. How much will the proposed project impact taxes?

  • 12. Does the district spend too much? What about district finances?

  • 13. When was the last time taxes were impacted through a referendum?

  • 14. Would consolidating local school districts help?

  • 15. Does this have anything to do with Center Cass 66?

  • 16. Where can I find voting information?

  • 17. How can I learn more?