April 6 ballot measure is not a district measure despite mention in ballot language
“Harrisonville Cass R-IX School District” is mentioned repeatedly in the language of a ballot measure on the April 6, 2021 election. These references are to define the geographic boundary of our school district for the purpose of a new tax levy to support the Metropolitan Community Colleges (MCC) and to define who would benefit from paying a reduced in-district tuition rate to MCC, but the ballot measure has nothing to do with the Harrisonville School District itself.
A “yes’ vote on this MCC measure generates a new tax levy of $0.2343 per one hundred dollars assessed valuation to property within the boundaries of the Harrisonville School District to allow district residents to pay reduced in-district tuition rates to take courses at MCC.
Revenue generated by this new tax levy goes to the Metropolitan Community Colleges.
State law prohibits school districts from advocating for or against any ballot issue or candidate. As a district, we do not endorse or oppose the measure.
Residents within the geographic boundary of our school district are impacted by both the potential benefits of the passage of the measure as well as the costs.
The initial paragraph of the April 6, 2021 ballot measure reads:
“For the purpose of providing greater affordable access to quality higher education by providing in-district tuition rates for residents within the Harrisonville Cass R-IX School District, shall the Harrisonville Cass R-IX School District be attached to The Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri, effective the 22nd day of April 2021?”
The Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City, Missouri is now known as Metropolitan Community Colleges (MCC).