Now that its finances are healthy and student test scores improving, the West Central Tribune reports the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City School Board wants to keep the positive momentum going by asking voters to renew its operating levy.
The district’s current $1,075-per-pupil operating levy, which was approved in May of 2008, generates about $400,000 each year.
That operating levy expires at the end of 2014.
The board took formal action Monday to ask voters to approve the operating levy for another seven years.
The issue will be on the November ballot.
Superintendent Sherri Broderius said a citizens’ committee will be created to get the word out about the levy vote prior to the November election.
Business Manager Dan Tait says if the levy is renewed, there will be no gap in revenues coming to the district.
The board didn’t set a specific dollar figure for the per-pupil levy in the resolution in order to give the board flexibility in case the Legislature adjusts how schools must calculate operating levy formulas. But Board Chairman Joel Gratz said the intention is to renew the existing $1,075 operating levy.