What: Issue 20: New money emergency 6.57-mill school levy
Election Day: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 2011
History: A 6.57-mill 10-year levy would generate $6.5 million annually for the district and would cost the owner of $100,000 home:
- $201.21 annually
- $100.60 for half a year
- $16.77 a month
- 55 cents a day
If passed, the first collection would be in 2012. Administrators say the levy is for 10 years instead of five to avoid voter fatigue.
Argument For: With the cuts the has made, passage of the levy would mean the district could remain in the black financially through 2015. High school busing would also be reinstated for high school students.
The district has and made , which is expected to . More cuts are expected if the levy fails. to discuss the cuts coming if the levy does not pass.
The district has not seen any new money since 2002.
Argument Against: Residents feel deeper cuts are necessary and don't want to increase their taxes anymore.
Families have had to do more with less and it is expected out of the school district as well. Residents also.
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