Hudson graduates the Class of 2018 by sophomore Jenna Twait On Sunday, May 21st , 43 seniors ended their journey at Hudson. Though one of Hudson’s smallest classes, their accomplishments were big. Four seniors committed to continuing their sport careers […]
article and photo by sophomore Jenna Twait While some smaller schools in Iowa may be experiencing a decline in enrollment, Hudson is standing strong. As of May 14th, Principal Mark Schlatter is anticipating the 2018-2019 school year will include 61 […]
NHD was another success once again this season! The 7th and 8th grade presented on an assortment of topics ranging from the Sullivan Brothers, the Little Rock Nine, Pearl Harbor, Child Labor, as well as, the Rath Meat Packing Plant. […]
article and photo by sophomore Jenna Twait The annual Field Day event, which was originally scheduled for May 11th, has been moved to Monday, May 14th, due to potential weather. On Monday, starting at 8:40 a.m. and running to 10:50 […]
On March 26th, 19 students were inducted in the Hudson Chapter of National Honor Society. Hudson NHS strives for excellence in the following four pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Along with upholding these characteristics, students are required to submit a total of […]
JUNIOR JOB SHADOW DAY IS FAST APPROACHING All of the juniors at Hudson Community School will be participating in a job shadow experience Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. This day is designed for the students to create and take responsibility for […]
Voss Blog Log
Education in Iowa Public Schools
Dr. Anthony D. Voss, Superintendent of Schools
|Phase 3 work could include some of what is |
described in the schematic above.
|A long term plan may include the construction of a junior high|
building that connects the elementary and
high school buildings together.
Instead, a financing structure that utilizes revenue bonds seems to make a lot mores sense, particularly since it has a historic interest rate of 2-3% for schools. In this case, it would seem to make much more economic sense to utilize a revenue bond instead of the pay as you go strategy. That is what the board is currently contemplating and will take up at their June 18th board meeting. It is also very important to remember, a revenue bond is not a property tax increase. A revenue bond for the school district is simply a financing mechanism where we leverage our future sales tax revenue. This is commonly referred to as a TARB (Tax Anticipated Revenue Bond). Aside from the fact there are no property tax implications, the other upside is this enables our district to meet an immediate need while at the same time preparing for growth. We'll talk more about our plans for future growth and what that means for our district in a future post. For a preview, I would encourage you to take a look at our master plan.
In the interim, if you have questions, comments, concerns, or even other ideas: please reach out to your board members or myself. While the ideas discussed in this master plan are conceptual and would require a lot of community engagement and input, at a minimum they provide us with a framework from which to begin a conversation. This is a very exciting time to be a Pirate.
|The Class of 2018 lines up for their 'This is It' Moment|