June 10th finally chosen for GF millage vote

Friday, March 21, 2008

GREEN FOREST -- Although the school district still must complete the formal application process, a date of June 10 has been confirmed for a millage election.

The Carroll County Election Commission could not confirm the availability of that date until after the conclusion of the filing period for elections set for May 20. If more than two candidates of the same political party had filed for any office, the CCEC might have had to reserve the June 10 date for a possible run-off.

Voters will be asked to approve an additional 3.82 mills, to fund a new classroom building and upgrades to some existing buildings.

In recent months, as the board debated possible dates for an election, they weighed some of the pros and cons of the June 10 date. Although some of the core group of parents and teachers who would support the millage may be gone in the summer, the board hoped to have the election wrapped up before a new superintendent takes over on July 1.

Monday night, Interim Superintendent Bob Evans said, "Whether our millage passes or fails on June 10, it won't have any effect on Bob Evans' life, but it will have an effect on the students of Green Forest."

Board member John Bailey said he would like to see at least one public meeting scheduled prior to the election.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: