Why Do We Need this Levy?
The goal of the district is to remain financially stable through the 2023-2024 school year. To do this, they are asking the community to pass a 5 year, 11.75 mill levy. 10.75 mill operating, and a 1 mill permanent improvement levy. The 10.75 mill operating levy millage will raise enough money so that we will be able to maintain our current level of service for that time period. The amount of revenue brought in with one mill as certified by the County Auditor is $453,998.00. The total amount for the general fund (operating) at 10.75 mill would be $4,880,478 a year. The total amount for permanent improvement at 1.0 mill is $453,998. 1.0 mill permanent improvement millage will be designated to replace the current main campus parking lot, proving that there are no capital repair emergencies. The estimate cost of this repair is 1.5 million dollars. During the ongoing audit, the State requires that Field Local make cuts equal to 1.6 million dollars. These proposed cuts would take place starting in the 2019-2020 school year IF the levy in May does not pass.
The list of proposed cuts:
- All Physical Education, Art, Music, & Technology Classes at the Elementary
- One First Grade Teacher & One Gifted Teacher
- 3 English & 3 Math Teachers at the Middle School
- 1 Special Education Teacher at the Middle School
- 1 Vocal Music Teacher: All Choirs at the Middle School & High School
- 6 High School Teachers: 1 English, 1 Science, 1 Social Studies, 1 French, 1 Math, 1 Spanish
- School Resource Officer
- Athletic Secretary & All Library Secretaries
- 3 Part-Time Custodians
- 1 Playground Aide
- Part-Time Grounds Position
- Reduction in hours of 1 MS & 1 HS Secretary
- All buildings will be closed to all non-school groups or teams after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends (this includes all indoor youth sports activities)
What Will it Cost?
Per $100,000 home: $411.25 a year or $1.13 a day.
Why So Big?
1991 was the last year new operating monies were passed by Field voters. Since that time, the district has placed 13 operating levies on the ballot- each time much smaller than the current levy (starting at 3 mills), and the voters turned them down each time. It comes down to paying smaller amounts more often or larger amounts later… “later” is now. It is unreasonable to expect a business or organization to function as they did 28 years ago.
New! T-Shirt Design Contest
The Field Levy Committee is hosting a T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST to select a new design for a shirt that represents our Falcon Community. The winning design will be posted for online voting through this website or at Field Falcons School Levy page on Facebook- check back later. The top three designs will be voted on by the levy committee to determine the winning design. All Pro Sports and Creations (Brimfield) will be printing the shirts and they will be available for purchase for a limited time.
What to Do: Create a black and white only artwork that shows Falcon Pride.
Who: All ages of artists are welcome
Deadline: Designs must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than March 18th. Be sure to include contact information in your email.
Fine Print: Designs MUST be in black and white. Original artwork must be available to ultimately submit to All Pro Sports and Creations for the printing process. If designs are created digitally, the original design file must be available to submit to All Pro Sports and Creations. Proceeds will go The Field Levy Committee.
Cost have Changed…
Take a look at our Falcon Flashback: 1991 Video to see the differences from 1991 to today.
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Local Business Support
There are many ways in which local businesses can support our schools as well as the levy effort. Please contact the Field Levy Committee to find out more. Window signs are available for local businesses wanting to show their support of our schools.