Thank you for voting on April 5th!

Voting Results

Dr. Connie Valenza, Salem School District Administrator, delivers an in depth overview of Salem's upcoming referendum.

Dr. Valenza's slideshow

Hear from one of our Salem parents, Eric Pelli, the value of being IN the building for one of our tours!

Feedback from a Salem Parent:  These are the facts...we have extreme needs to update and renovate. Our facilities need to meet the needs of the community, our students, and help our teaching staff to facilitate teaching 21st century skills. We can best serve our students and community by creating a learning environment that is inclusive, adaptable, relevant now, and designed with the future in mind.

April 5th, 2022 is about...

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Question #1:  A Three-Year Non-Recurring Operating Referendum to exceed the levy by $1.5 million dollars annually to allow the district to retain staff, and maintain programming, and low class sizes.  

Address the items prioritized in our Spring 2020 Facilities Study by Plunkett, Raysich Architects, LLC involving Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Professionals,

Improving accessibility for students/community members with disabilities (inclusive playgrounds, adding accessibility to the music room, business office wing, etc.).

Adding emergency automatic door locks/indicators and grade-level separation doors, as well as improved fire suppression capabilities to improve student safety.

Adding and improving playground and outdoor learning/collaboration spaces across grade levels.

Meet the future needs of our students by updating our present Science lab spaces, adding a new lab so that all our middle school grade levels (6th, 7th, and 8th) have access, and adding student creative experimentation and/or "makerspace" areas (collaborative workspace inside a school for making, learning, exploring and sharing) accessible to all grade levels. 

If both ballot questions pass, our community taxpayers would see no increase in levy due to the referendum, and will likely even see a small decrease.  The financial impact of the two referendum questions would essentially equal/replace the impact of the Non-Recurring Referendum passed back in 2019, expiring at the end of this year.

Updating the instructional spaces that are a part of the 1959, 1964, and 1969 additions and well as adding safety and energy efficiencies to these areas.