District will ask voters for assistance

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

District officials also believe they have a strong case for voter approval of the additional mil levy.

“We may be small, but we are not small-time,” Wood said. “We need to put good people with our children. We need this for the children to continue to the quality education they are getting.”

The district has been an honor roll district – based primarily on results from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test from which school grades some – and a high-performing district, which adds financial accountability and responsibility to the mix, for five consecutive years.

Dual-enrollment in the high schools has been increasing for three years – last year one student received his high school and AA degree the same month.

The district’s graduation rate – this year it is 94 – is consistently in the top five among all districts in the state and is 20 percentage points above the state average.

“We have a wonderful school system,” said board member Billy Quinn, Jr. “In order to keep that, there are costs. We are beckoning to the community to stand behind us.”

Further, board members noted during a meeting last Thursday, they have held the line on property taxes and particularly the LCI portion and even contributed a portion of their own salaries to the district.

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