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Building A Better Verona - Referendum 2019

We are fortunate to live in a small, close-knit, and highly engaged community. The educational opportunities we are able to provide our children are directly correlated to your support. We want to continue to provide our students a world class education in Verona. But in order to succeed in this endeavor, we need your help to continue on the positive path forward we have paved for our children. Building A Better Verona is our campaign to educate and inform our community on the current conditions of our schools and the facility needs we must improve upon to continue to provide safe and healthy spaces for student learning. It is time to rededicate ourselves in providing our children and staff the facilities we need.


Our current Verona Strategic Plan was collaboratively developed by nearly 100 community stakeholders and provides us with direction through specific strategies that will guide us to achieve our goals. Strategy #6 keeps us focused on upgrading facilities we can be proud to call home where our students learn each and every day. We have effectively completed previous capital improvement referendum projects to address our facility needs. It is critically important to maintain a continuous program of constant upkeep so that our district does not end up facing dire needs in future years. Small scale facility improvements have been completed with fiscal responsibility on an annual basis through our operating budget. But large scale capital improvement projects require a higher level of care and financial support from our community through a referendum.


We will be scheduling public presentations with tours of our facilities that will be advertised to our community. As the school year begins, we will be sharing (via email, social media, and our district website) important press releases and videos highlighting our district needs. Please stay tuned for more details as they are released in the coming weeks. I urge you to stay connected to this referendum so you may become more informed and can share with Verona residents why this vote is so important for our students, for our staff, and for our schools. Building A Better Verona will be presented for a community referendum vote on Election Day on November 5, 2019.
We are fortunate to have a devoted Board of Education, dedicated faculty and staff, highly engaged and motivated students, and supportive parents and community members. These are the key ingredients of an outstanding school district. Thank you for all of your efforts and continuous commitment to making our schools one of the best in the nation. Let's keep our momentum moving forward as we strive to accomplish our new year's resolutions.
Your vote on Building A Better Verona matters. On November 5, 2019, the Verona community will have an opportunity to do just that. Vote Building A Better Verona .
All my best,
Dr. Rui Dionisio
Superintendent of Schools

Read the press release by clicking here.


Click here to visit our Referendum 2019 webpage and read all of the details for this important capital improvement project.