On the last place on the ballot November 6
HERE IS THE QUESTION:
“…Are you for or against the Lawrence County Board of Education’s levy of an additional equivalent tax rate of five cents on each one hundred dollars valuation of real and personal property to raise funds that would be dedicated strictly to new construction, major renovation of existing school facilities and debt service?…”
FOR? or AGAINST?
Lawrence Co. Supt. Robbie Fletcher makes a statement to the public:
“…We have several facility needs in our district. There are repairs and upgrades that are needed at every school, with the replacement of Louisa West as the most expensive cost. Board members and I have talked with various legislators for funding that would not cost the tax payer any additional money. Basically, the legislators have said that we will not receive any additional funding from the state unless we add the nickel to the property taxes. According to the statewide financial advisor, the nickel tax will generate $5.68 million dollars, and the state will contribute approximately $7.3 million. Since we have paid some of our debts from the past, we will be able to bond (borrow) an estimated total of $20 million dollars for a new school and for other upgrades at other buildings. While I understand that times are tough, I hope that people can see that this is worth their money. Any support that people can give FOR this nickel levy will be greatly appreciated for generations to come. “