The School District of Monroe officially received notice of a lawsuit on Tuesday, February 28, 2023. The legal action asserts that District officials knowingly misrepresented information related to the November 8th referendum seeking the authorization to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed
$88,000,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost to build a new high school facility. It is the District’s position that this allegation is categorically false, and does not accurately reflect the actions of District officials and the Board of Education. The District is confident this will be resolved in the best interest of the greater community.
The referendum was approved by the voters of this community, and it is clear that a new high school and updates to Abraham Lincoln Elementary School is a great need in our community. The next step is approval of a building site. Work is planned to begin at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School this summer.
The School District of Monroe will be holding a special Meeting of Electors on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center at 7:00 pm. The purpose of this meeting is to secure approval from District Electors to purchase land for the new high school facility. Electors of the District in attendance will cast votes to determine whether or not the proposed land will be approved for purchase. The meeting has great significance and will shape the future of not only the District, but the greater community for decades to come. All electors are urged to attend this special meeting of electors to submit your vote regarding this matter. Electors are voting age residents who have lived in the District for at least 28 days.
Those interested in learning more about this project, the land purchase, and the upcoming special meeting of electors, are encouraged to attend a District hosted community meeting on Thursday, March 2nd at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center at 6:00 pm.