CC-C seeks to educate district about upcoming May 8 millage

By Lori Hansen • Last Updated 9:16 am on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

CARSON CITY — Carson City-Crystal Area Schools will begin a three-week promotion tonight with a community kickoff rally at 7 p.m. in the Carson City Hospital conference room.

The rally is to help explain the upcoming May 8 millage renewal election to campaign workers, but the event is also open to the public.

“We also hope to have an open forum where the community can ask questions, but we haven’t yet set a date for that,” said Interim Superintendent Duane Ellis following Monday night’s school board meeting.

School board members are hoping to renew a two-year, 2-mill operational millage and an 18-mill non-homestead millage, both which have been renewed in the past.

“We just want to update the people of what they are,” said Board President Tom Wilcox of the millages. “They are nothing new have passed three other times previously.”

Ellis said since the millage is a renewal and not a new request, “there will be no increase in taxes to taxpayers.”

The school board also heard a “wish list” from building administrators and department heads.

“The building and department leaders compile a sort of wish list of things they need or want,” Ellis said. “When we put the budget together, we see how we can meet some of the items in the new budget. If we can’t, then they look into other means, such as grants.”

Also at Monday night’s school board meeting, presentations were made from building, technology, athletic and transportation department leaders sharing their educational plans for the 2012-2013 school year with the school board.

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