New residential communities do generate additional revenue, but also additional expenses from serving new students. For example, due to growth throughout our district, we have added 457 additional students in the past 6 school years. During that same time, we have added 53 certificated teachers. This does not include custodians, bus drivers, aides, cafe staff, etc. This growth positively impacts our community as it adds local jobs and provides new revenues for our district that offset a large portion of these additional costs. That said, facility projects to be utilized by all students must be funded with new debt/bonds. The new homes being constructed will be taxed like existing residential properties and pay their fair share of a new bond issue.