District likely to return to voters for funds

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:22 AM.

“What we are fighting for is our system.”

The discussion centered on one of three options: asking voters to approve the full mil for another four years; asking for three-quarters of a mil; or asking for a half mil.

“In my own assessment, I don’t think (a full mil) would pass,” Norton said. “It was a close vote four years ago. There are a lot of taxpayers who don’t have kids in the school system and pay high taxes.

“I think we need to reward the public for paying this for four years. I think it is an easier sell to come with something less.”

He told board members they would have to decide by next month whether to request that the Board of County Commissioners call for a special election – four years ago ballots were mailed out and back in – with the election likely in March.

Norton sought feedback from board members.

“I would support it because of what we are facing,” said board member Danny Little.

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