District will ask voters for assistance

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:52 AM.

The Gulf County School Board voted unanimously last week to request a special election in the spring to ask voters to approve a one mil additional operating levy.

In effect, the board is asking that voters continue their support expressed four years ago when a one mil additional operating levy was approved by ballot.

The district is currently in the final fiscal year in which it will receive that levy, which sunsets after four years.

“If the voters support use we will be able to maintain education as we know it,” said Superintendent of Schools Jim Norton while asking the board to move forward on a full mil levy. “If they do not, we would be a lot less viable.

“We are trying to maintain our viability in a tough economy.

The board unanimously approved a resolution requesting that the Board of County Commissioners, which must sign off on any county-wide special election, agree to conduct a special election on March 5, 2013.

Not yet decided is whether the election will be conducted by mailed ballots, reducing the costs, as was the case four years ago.

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