15 Years of Tough Decisions
West Clermont has made cuts at the classroom level, which impact the student experience, as well as reductions to district-wide services. We operate with a cost per pupil that is 24% lower than the state average, which means our students have opportunity gaps in programs and services. In fact, we are unable to provide the level of academic and support services we used to provide prior to 2011. A look ahead at our five-year forecast, which projects minimal growth in state funding and local property taxes, continues to show that the current level of services and programs is not sustainable.
Despite a challenging financial landscape, there is positive momentum in our district with renewed pride, unity, progress in academic achievement, increased student enrollment and strong partnerships. West Clermont strives to provide a safe, united, and academically challenging environment where all students can define their own success through big dreams, authentic learning experiences, and a caring community.
We are currently engaging with students, parents, staff and community members through focus groups, surveys and planning workgroups to design a bold strategic plan that answers the question: What kind of school district does our community want us to be? This blueprint will align to our current financial reality with the flexibility to grow with additional resources. Your feedback will help us determine our community’s educational priorities and determine whether our services will be expanded, remain status quo, or if cuts will be made. To send us feedback, click here.
To follow the development of our Strategic Planning Process, click here.
Financial Health Family & Community Conversations (Fall 2019)