ELECTION UPDATES

SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE
ELECTION UPDATES

My Asks of Staff

At the informational meetings for staff, I asked you to do the following:

  • Become educated as to the details of the levy request;
  • Communicate the facts of the levy to your family, friends and neighbors;
  • Return your ballot on or before May 8 after you receive it on April 24; and
  • Remind your family, friends and neighbors to return theirs too!

Informational Website

In order to assist you in accomplishing these tasks, the website about the levy has the information you need to share with others.  Be sure to check it out:  https://gfps.k12.mt.us/2018-operational-levy-information/.

Community Informational Meetings

As you to share the information about the Operational Levy with your friends and neighbors, be sure to invite them to one of two community informational meetings to be held:

Monday, April 16 at noon or 6 pm at Paris Gibson Education Center in the Cafeteria

I’ll be presenting information and answering questions.

Trustee Filings

For the two-year term:  Barbara Going, Jacob Griffith, and Kim Skornogoski (currently holds this seat)
For the three-year term:  Teresa Schreiner, Judy Tankink, and Laura Wight

Levy Information At-a-Glance

  • As the investment is spread across all property in our community, it will cost approximately less than $20 per year or $1.66 per month for the average homeowner.
  • The passage of the levy will prevent additional deep reductions to teaching staff and educational programs.
  • GFPS has only passed an operational levy twice in the last ten years.
  • The passage of this levy will keep programs in place so students can have the same opportunities as the GFPS students who have come before them, and also maintain their competitiveness with the other AA Montana districts.
  • The proceeds from the Bond passed in 2016 cannot be used to pay for teaching staff and educational programs. Bonds are for buildings; levies are for learning.

Community. Unity. Opportunity.

Tammy