3. What happens if the opt out is not approved?
If the opt-out does not pass, the district will face a budget shortfall due to a loss of pension revenue, anticipated discontinued use of capital outlay flexibility, and a projected end of year operating deficit. The Brookings School District will struggle to maintain current programming and student support in the 2018-19 school year and beyond. A loss may result in:
Reductions in programs and services.
Reduced professional learning opportunities.
Reduced course offerings.
Increased class sizes.