Princeton Asks for Levy on November 5th
PRINCETON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS
BALLOT ISSUE ON NOVEMBER 5
ABOUT THE NOVEMBER 5, 2019 BALLOT ISSUE
It will help fund day-to-day operations of our schools, such as support services, staffing, utilities, and instructional supplies. The levy will cost $12.40 per month per $100,000 home market value (per the county auditor’s website).
We have prolonged the previous levy to last three years longer than expected. We have had to cut over $26 million from our budget since 2004 to offset funding reductions from the state. Our revenue has been flat even though expenses are increasing as a result of inflation and increasing district enrollment. Enrollment has increased by over 925 students since the last operating levy was passed.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT PASSES?
Critical funding for current quality academic programs and services that we value in Princeton will continue. In addition, the district will continue to ensure efficient operations. The Princeton Board of Education has made a commitment that this levy will last for two fiscal years.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT FAILS?
The district would experience a crisis that would cause massive personnel reductions and the elimination of many programs that differentiate Princeton from other districts. Any reductions will have a significant impact on academic programming in our schools.
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