Capital Improvement Projects
In November 2020, the Board of School Trustees unanimously voted to proceed with a capital improvement project that benefits all CPCSC students. By the time all capital improvements are finished, the project will touch every CPCSC building and provide an upgraded learning environment for all of our students.
Crown Point residents will not see an increase in tax rates because of this project. It is NOT financed by a referendum. The corporation’s existing debt begins to “fall off” over the next three years, allowing the project to be financed via new bonds. There is also additional financial room to pay for other expenses that may come up in future years that are not already financed through the existing operating referendum.
- Will residents see an increase in taxes?
- Why is the new middle school being built near Winfield?
- What will happen to the old Taft building?
- How is this project preparing for the population growth in Crown Point?
- What is the timeline for this project?
- The current Taft enrollment is around 1,100 and the new building will hold just over 1,400. Is this enough of an increase?
- Why aren’t we keeping all of the old Taft?
- Why are we adding on to CPHS and not building a second high school in Winfield?
- Why do we need a new administration building?
- I’ve heard redistricting will happen alongside construction. Where can I find more information?
Planning for this project has been underway for a number of years. Administration and the Board knew they needed to address some important issues that we face at CPCSC:
- Student population growth in the next decade. This is anticipated to be slow growth.
- Overcrowding in classrooms and hallways, especially in secondary schools
- Aging infrastructure and accessibility issues at Taft
- Expanding classroom space and upgrading technology that meets the highest standards of programming and curriculum needs
- Improving common areas like cafeterias, performance spaces, athletic facilities, and playgrounds to be effective and equitable across the district