Some local voters were surprised to find, when their ballots arrived in the mail last week, that a Technology & Capital Projects Renewal Levy, for the Griffin School District, appears on the ballot. The campaign signs went up, around the peninsula, this last weekend. And now we have a copy of GriffinLink, the district’s community newsletter, to help explain what’s up.
Perhaps the most important point to make, right up front, is that this is a renewal of an existing levy, and not a new levy. In November 2008, local voters approved a Special/Capital Projects Levy. The Renewal levy on this latest ballot is a $550,000 dollar a year levy for four years. The Technology & Capital Projects Renewal Levy was approved by the School Board this last July.
Of nine other local school districts compared, Griffin’s levy and bond collection rate is lower than seven districts.
Funds from the levy will go to technology and technology infrastructure replacement and improvements at Griffin School. Also, these funds will help our school district to pay their portion of the Capital High Technology Program.
Review the details behind the Levy and the questions and answers provided in the lastest issue of GriffinLink.
Don’t forget to fill out your ballot and get it mailed – or, better, just out it in the ballot dropbox, in the parking lot of the main Griffin Fire District fire station – by Election Day, November 2nd.