What happens if the referendum is approved?
If the referendum is approved, we'll be able to maintain the academic and extra curricular programming that make BCSC great.
In addition to strong academics, we offer excellent opportunities for elementary students including Kidz Art, Bricks for Kids, Battle of the Books, Jr. Master Gardener & Robotics Clubs.
At Benton Central Senior High School, we are proud of our students academic accomplishments, as well as the competitive course offerings we offer.
What happens if the referendum fails?
If the referendum is not approved, we will have to make $2 million in budget reductions beginning in fall 2020. The results will include:
How will the money be spent?
Revenue raised from the referendum will go toward maintaining small class sizes and our current programs.
Things we can protect with the funds provided by the referendum include:
Extra local revenue will provide:
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