While voters approved a renewal and increase for the Richfield Public Schools' operating levy in 2012, another referendum item will be on the ballot in November 2013.
According to the Richfield Sun Current, another funding source is up for renewal next fall—the disrict's technology levy, which supports the cost of machines, infrastructure and associated personnel. The levy will generate $1.3 million in revenue this year school year.
The levy will expire at the end of the 2013-14 school year unless it is renewed by voters. Of course, it's possible the school board will opt to ask for an increase in addition to the renewal, which would result in a property tax increase if passed by voters. The renewal would not cause a hike in property taxes.
Superintendent Bob Slotterback reportedly suggested the need for a levy increase at the Dec. 17, 2012 school board meeting.
"In reality the dollars have been tighter and tighter every year,” Slotterback said in the Sun Current article. (Read the full Richfield Sun Current article here.)
So, Patch asks: Will you support the renewal of the technology levy? Would you support an increase in addition to the renewal?
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