Hoopeston Area CUSD ##11 would receive approximately $436,000 annually if the proposition is approved.
The items for which Hoopeston Area would use the additional funds include:
Reduce property taxes. The district would commit to using the new money to pay for facility needs instead of issuing bonds.
Based on the last levy, eliminating bond debt would create an approximate 8% decrease in the property tax rate.
Repair and maintain schools. The district would use the new money to address major needed repairs. Current issues include ACM abatement, electrical upgrades and boilers at Maple and John Greer, and HVAC needs across the district.
Improve opportunities. Improving educational opportunities for the students is a priority for the district. Some of these include:
- Hoopeston Area High School: Create a STEM lab, add additional parking, and replace the gym floor. Through the years, the current floor has been sanded repeatedly and is now due to be replaced.
- Hoopeston Area Middle School: Replace ceiling tile, update rooftop AC units, and install new indoor gym bleachers.
- John Greer Elementary School: Replace ceiling tile and update plumbing.
- Maple Elementary School: Replace ceiling tile and make the east side handicap accessible.
See the files from Hoopeston Area district 11 below: