As of November 2000 the committee has 268 donor units pledging 1.625 million dollars. The goal is $2 million by the time the center opens in August 2001. Contributors will have their name put on one of ten boards that will be displayed in the lobby of the new center.
On November 2, 1999 the school district taxpayers approved a $7 million referendum for an elementary school addition, band room addition and a fitness and aquatic center. In addition a revenue cap exemption of $200,000 was approved to hire three teachers and maintenance of the new structures.
The total project was projected to cost $8 million dollars and therefore the fund raiser committee agreed to raise $1 million dollars to help the construction costs. In addition another million is trying to be raised to be put into an endowment fund so that the interest can be used to offset future operating costs.
The final cost of the project is expected to be $8.3 million with the overrun to be offset with interest earnings, district money and hopefully additional fund raising money.