The board of Central Public Schools is seeking voter approval on November 5, 2019, of two ballot questions.
Question one asks voters to consider an increase in the operating levy that would provide an extra $640 per student in revenue. The district would use this revenue to help maintain class size, update curriculum, increase teacher training and rebuild the district’s “savings account,” which has been depleted in recent years.
Question two asks voters to consider a capital projects levy to pay for technology needs, including maintaining the current 1-to-1 technology device program for high school students, and upgrading labs, technology infrastructure, Chromebooks, and smartboards at the elementary and middle schools.
For less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day - A reasonably priced investment in the continued quality of Central Schools
If voters approve both questions, the cost to the owner of a $175,000 home will be about $17 per month, or roughly 50 cents a day, less than the cost of a cup of coffee anywhere. Even if both questions are approved, Central’s total school taxes would still be among the lowest of neighboring districts.
Updated October 4, 2019