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Community Engagement

Community Forum

MCCSC hosted a Community Forum on Monday, October 2nd to provide a presentation and Q&A’s. 

Presentation recording is available here.

FAQ’s can be found here.


Community Meeting

MCCSC hosted a meeting with community members on Wednesday, May 24 to provide information and to seek feedback in shaping the school board’s response to remaining unfunded needs, particularly in early childhood education. 

Presentation Slides from Community Meeting on May 24, 2023

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Referendum Advisory Committee 2023

Community Advisory Committee Members

MCCSC hosted three meetings in April/May with a group of community members from across multiple stakeholder groups to seek advice to shape the school board’s response to the unfunded needs, primarily early childhood education.

Referendum Advisory Committee #1 Presentation and Summary Report 
April 18, 2023 at 1:00 p.m., MCCSC Co-Lab

Referendum Advisory Committee #2 Presentation and Summary Report 
April 25, 2023 at 1:00 p.m., MCCSC Co-Lab

Referendum Advisory Committee #3 Presentation and Summary Report 
May 9, 2023 at 1:00 p.m., Virtual


Community Opinion Survey

A survey of 400 residents was completed in January 2023 to seek feedback about a potential increase in the Monroe County Community School Corporation’s referendum funding for students aged 3 through high school seniors.

Residents would support an additional referendum

More than two thirds of residents would support an increase to fund free preschool for all 4-year-olds and 3-year-olds whose families are economically disadvantaged. The additional funding proposed could also provide free textbooks and electronic devices for all K-12 students, and cover costs for high school students attending college and career classes as part of their high school courses.

Respondents were most supportive of preschool offerings and college and career classes for high school students. Support for an increase in property taxes rose above the margin of error (54.9%) at an impact of $70 per year.

Concerning preschool, respondents were more supportive of a referendum knowing that 90% of brain growth occurs by age 5, and that affordable pre-school allows more parents to join the work force. They were also more supportive of a referendum knowing that funds would pay tuition for college and career classes at high school, which provides students more options after graduation, reduces costs to families, and takes away a barrier for students to participate.

Residents have strong confidence in MCCSC

82% of participants with an opinion gave the district a grade of A or B, just 3% gave grades of D or Fail. Nationwide, on average, 54% residents gave their local school an A or B grade. In MCCSC, 35% gave the district an A grade, the highest percentage of the surveys completed in 2015, 2021 and 2023.

In addition, 83% of participants agreed that MCCSC can be trusted to manage tax dollars, and 89% of participants agreed that strong schools build strong communities.

The survey was conducted by the Morris Leatherman Company, which conducts surveys nationwide, often for public sector clients.