Did you know the average age of the boilers in the district is 40 years old? Did you also know three schools — East, West and Lincoln — account for 25 percent of the district’s natural gas costs? Did you know that RPS 205 workers once shoveled coal into these boilers? Here is what they look like:
That is why mechanical upgrades in our 10-year facilities plan are critical to making our schools 21st Century Learning Environments.
In August, the Rockford School Board took an historic step forward when they unanimously approved a $139 million dollar bond referendum be placed on November’s ballot. If passed, the referendum will finance long overdue improvements and maintenance, affecting every single school in the district. The funds will allow the district to address issues such as 73-year-old heating boilers, a lack of adequate electrical and plumbing needs, cracked windows, and other deficiencies while also rebuilding our schools with additions, improvements and technology to support 21st Century Learning, one of the district’s five Readiness Rocks goals to improve the district. The Rockford School Board unanimously approved putting this referendum on the ballot because they believe passing this referendum is absolutely crucial to the school district’s future.
This is one of the many examples that I will be posting that shows why passing the Bond Referendum on November 6th is so important.
Vote “Yes For Kids”