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Russ Ciesielski 

Linden Community Schools Superintendent 

Russ Ciesielski

Linden Community Schools superintendent

The purpose of any school district is to provide the best educational experience possible. On Nov. 3, Linden Community Schools is asking residents to vote on a $55 million bond proposal. The bond proposal will support the school district’s plan to provide even more educational opportunities for students and more benefits the community.

The bond projects associated with the bond proposal will affect all Linden Community Schools students and residents.  The bond projects have been categorized in four general areas:

• enhancing student safety and school security; 

• expanding and enhancing the instructional environment; 

• modernizing, upgrading, and constructing school facilities; and,

• technology and technology infrastructure. 

The bond proposal calls for adding a collaborative learning center to Linden Elementary School, expanding the Linden High School media center into a collaborative learning center, adding secure entrances to all school buildings, relocating our Early Childhood Center from its current location in Argentine to Hyatt Elementary, building a new Multipurpose Center between Linden Middle School and Linden High School, developing zones to safely address teacher-student interaction and collaboration, and adding space for robotics and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programming. 

If voters approve the $55-million bond, it will require a 1-mill increase in the 2020 levy.  This means that a Linden homeowner living in a home with a taxable value of $50,000 (the taxable value is typically 50 percent of the market value of a home), would pay $50 more per year, or about 14¢ per day.  While some homeowners will pay more than this, most Linden homeowners will pay less than 14¢ per day. Local businesses will also pay one additional mill in property taxes if voters approve the bond proposal.

To see a complete list of proposed building projects go to lindenschools.org and click on the “2020 School Election” button.

Our students deserve the best!  

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