I just received an email from one of our Meridian neighbors asking me about the school bond election on March 3rd. I had to say, I had no idea that there was going to be a bond election and needed to do some research.
Below is the announcement of the Levy Election that will be held a week from today. I do not know how else this has been published, but thought it would be good to let my readers know. I would suggest that if you have questions, call the District offices at 855-4500.
This from the Meridian District 2 Web Site:
Supplemental Levy Election March 3, 2009
The district will be holding a supplemental levy election Tuesday, March 3, 2009.
The levy will ask voters whether or not to give the Board of Trustees authority to raise up to $10 million per year for each of the next two years.
Supplemental levies must be approved by the voters every two years. The current supplemental levy, which also raises $10 million per year, is set to expire this year.
Revenue generated by the supplemental levy must be used for district operations like staffing, teaching materials, etc. Unlike a plant facility levy or bond levy, supplemental levy revenue cannot be used for building construction.
The levy rate that provides local support for Meridian District Schools will remain the same if voters approve the proposed supplemental levy.
All schools will be polling places, and voters living in Joint School District No. 2 can vote at any polling place. Unregistered voters can register at the polls the day of the election. The polls will be open from 8 am until 8 pm.