Vote Yes For Your Kids.
For Your Community.
For Your Future.

 

Vote YES twice to save quality education
in Centennial schools.

Citizens Supporting Centennial Schools exists to pass the two school funding ballot questions before Centennial voters this November. Centennial needs YOU to VOTE YES TWICE on November 6 to save quality education. Join us.

About the 2018 Centennial School District Levy

Why Does Centennial School District (ISD12) Need A Levy?

Since 2003, state funding for ISD12 has not kept up with inflation. In the 2017-2018 school year, that meant $4.23 million in lost revenue. The funding gap for providing necessary and deserved special education services was an additional $5.14 million. Since the state is underfunding education, ISD12 has to ask voters to make up the difference. The alternative is cutting more staff and cutting more programs. Centennial students need YOU to VOTE YES TWICE on November 6 to save quality education.

 

November 6 Ballot Questions for Centennial School District (ISD12):

Question #1: Operational funds. The district is asking voters to approve a $650 per student operational levy to increase the General Fund. This is money that will be used to restore some of the 60+ positions ISD12 has cut in the last three years, as well as for everyday operating expenses (think electricity and supplies). Safe and secure schools have enough staff to meet the academic and mental health needs of kids and adults.

Question #2: Capital funds. The district is asking voters to approve a $22.2 million Capital levy to address safety and security concerns at the High School campus, as well as building and grounds improvements at the High School and Middle School. This includes the completion of the Link, water and sewer infrastructure work, rehabilitation of the hockey arena to ensure safety, addressing lighting and sound in both fine arts facilities in the district, replacing aging and out of date technology (ie. Smart Boards and projectors), adding additional security cameras across the district, and replacing aging furniture and fixtures.

 

Question 2 can only pass if Question 1 is approved. Both questions are linked and critical to the future of our community.

 

 

How Much Will The Two Levies Increase Taxes For Residents?

If you own property in the Centennial area, your property taxes will increase. If you own a home worth $225,000 and both questions pass, your tax increase would be around $32 per month. For $1 per day, YOU can VOTE YES TWICE to save quality education. If you’re a renter (or you’re a recent grad who still lives with your parents) you’re off the hook! Voters who don’t already pay property taxes will feel no economic impact. 

Visit the district website for detailed tax impact. https://www.isd12.org

 

How Do I Vote On November 6th?

 

Why Does Citizens Supporting Centennial Schools even exist?

By law, school districts can only provide factual, neutral information regarding proposed levies. They cannot ask citizens to vote yes, so CSCS will! Centennial needs YOU to VOTE YES TWICE to save quality education. Join us!