School levy vote set for March 5

Published: Monday, January 14, 2013 at 09:49 AM.

Meanwhile, the School Board has maintained local capital improvement millage rates, which the board could levy itself, at the lowest level in the state.

Local capital improvement dollars may not be used for operating expenses, so the only method available to the district is to ask voters to extend the levy, which sunsets in the current fiscal year.

“The funding is desperately needed,” said board member Billy Quinn, Jr. “We hope the community will rally behind this.”

Board chair Linda Wood said the levy was not so much for the district or the schools.

“This is about those little heads that get on and off the school bus each day,” Wood said. “We need the people in place to make sure they get the education they need so that their world will be better than their parents’.” 

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