While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the district’s short-term operations, it has not changed the district’s critical long-term facility and finance needs. As you may remember before all of this started, we had been providing information and answering questions about Propositions I+N – a bond and levy issue that were to be considered by voters on April 7. In mid-March, Governor Parson moved the election to June 2 which is now only four weeks away.
As a reminder, Proposition I is a 50 cent operating levy increase for the purpose of attracting and retaining quality staff through salary increases. Proposition N is a no tax rate increase issue for $22,700,000 for providing funds to improve safety & security, replace roofs, HVAC units, and boilers; improve technology and playgrounds, and other repairs & improvements as identified in the Hollis+Miller (architect) facilities needs assessment. Passage would result in a 10 cent rollback of the levy.
Below you will find a basic Q&A on each issue, along with a video from a Community Conversation held at the Community Center on March 12. Additional information is available at www.harrisonvilleschools.org/propsIN.
Questions can be emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot shall be May 20. In-person absentee ballots may be cast until 5 p.m. on June 1. The deadline by which absentee ballots must be received by the election authority shall be 7 p.m. on June 2.