Do you have questions about Issue 31, the Avon Local School District Levy that supports building a new middle school in Avon? If so, you don’t want to miss the last Community Forum on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. The forum, which is open to the public, will be held at the Avon Middle School gym.
“This is our last forum before the election,” Superintendent of Schools Mike Laub said. The format will partially depend on the crowd in attendance.
“There will be a brief overview of the Issue, then a question and answer session.”
Laub said he and other Issue supporters have been continuing to talk to different homeowners’ associations and groups in Avon. The levy is seeking approval of a $32 milion, 28-year, 2.34-mill bond issue.
“I feel we have reached out to the community,” he said.
Laub said he has appreciated some of the questions regarding the levy, which if passed, will no increase taxes.
“People are asking, ‘what are our plans’ and ‘how are you going to staff (the new building)?” Laub said.
“There is no plan to hire people just because we have space.”
Hirings, in a growing district, will most likely happen regardless of whether the issue passes.
“I’m going to have to hire staff regardless of whether or not we have a new building,” the superintendent said. “Passing this means no increase in tax rate.
“We’re asking people to pay what they’re paying right now, just a little longer.”
Laub noted that more than 3,000 residents have already requested absentee ballots from the county, but did not know how many of those ballots have been returned.
“We have two weeks to make sure everyone’s questions are answered,” he said.
Avon School Levy (Issue 31) community forum
- When: Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
- What: Overview of Issue 31, Q & A
- Where: Avon Middle School gymnasium