CCSD Bond Question Results Update: CCSD’s mail-in election was approved by the voters by an overwhelming margin: 2,682 for, 1,073 against. On behalf of our students, we would like to thank the voters for their support. The funds will help Central Schools to provide safe and highly-qualified places to educate our children. Thank you!
In January 2019, registered voters who reside in Central Schools District will receive a ballot in the mail. The question on the ballot is whether to replace the capital improvements property tax that is expiring. If approved, these funds will be used for much-needed upkeep, repairs and maintenance for all seventeen schools in the district. The funds will help the Central Schools to provide safe and highly-qualified places to educate our children. Because this measure is a reauthorization of an existing bond, voting yes on this measure will not increase your property taxes and will continue to enrich the education of our children by maintaining schools, classrooms, and school grounds. Make your voice heard on this important issue by completing your ballot and returning it in the mail by February 5th.
How will the funds collected by the tax be used?
The funds collected support the operation and maintenance of the school facilities in the district including:
- All activities which keep the physical buildings open, comfortable and safe
- Chemicals to keep sites clean (custodial supplies and equipment)
- Lighting (bulbs, ballast, and fixtures)
- Plumbing (water heaters, faucets and drinking fountains)
- Functioning HVAC systems (repair and replacement)
- Preventative Maintenance (filters, belts for HVAC units, roof repairs, fire extinguishers, fire alarms, fire suppression systems)
- Improvements of land (irrigation systems, pumps, reseeding fields, fencing)
- Maintenance of landscape and athletic fields and gym courts
- Maintaining/replacement of doors, hardware, and windows
- Maintaining/replacement of vehicles (tractors, mowers, backhoes, bobcats, trailers, grader)
- Security (repair and replacement of cameras, contracted security staff and monitoring of security alarms and fire alarms)
- Carpet replacement
- In-service training related to safety
February 6, 2019 – Farmington Daily Times
Mill levy fails in Aztec and Bloomfield, passes in CCSD
Aztec Municipal School District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter said it is devastating that voters did not approve a 2-mill levy that would have funded maintenance and technology purchases at the schools.
By Hannah Grover
January 29, 2019 – Farmington Daily Times
What to know about the Feb. 5 school district elections
Registered voters who live in the Aztec and Bloomfield municipal school district or Central Consolidated School District boundaries received ballots in the mail this month.
January 14, 2019 – Farmington Daily Times
Local school officials say mill funding is crucial to operations
The Central Consolidated School District operates 17 schools, including buildings that have been in operation since the 1950s. Candice Thompson, director of operations for the district, said the money raised from the mill levy pays for everyday items such as light bulbs, filters and paint.
By Hannah Grover
Ballot Question, Resolution and Proclamation