Casey Judd, President of the Whitewater Unified School District Board, and Dr. Mark Elworthy, WUSD District Administrator, released the following statement after voters approved the operational referendum November 6:
On behalf of the Whitewater Unified School District, we would like to thank our community members for their thoughtful consideration of the referendum question on the November 6 ballot. We are pleased that the solution the board presented to voters balanced the needs of the school district and our local taxpayers.
Throughout this process, we have worked to engage in a two-way conversation about WUSD’s needs and how we can best address those needs. This has also given us an opportunity to speak with many community members about how we can best position the district and its schools for the years to come.
With the passage of the referendum, WUSD will be able to maintain targeted class sizes, student support and mental health services, comprehensive instructional and co-curricular programs, and technology, safety, and facilities infrastructure.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in this process, including those who attended our community engagement events and provided us with their feedback and input over the past year and a half. We look forward to continued conversations about the future of Whitewater’s public schools.