The district last asked for an increase in taxes five years ago. Support and donations, combined with sound fiscal management have allowed the district to stretch the 2011 levy two years longer than promised. If voters approve the November 2016 levy, the district will continue to operate in the outstanding manner that our residents have come to expect. Otherwise, the district will have to make budgetary cuts that are likely to directly impact programs, personnel, services and opportunities.
Voting in favor of the November levy will help continue Madeira Schools’ tradition of excellence. There’s no doubt that the success of our school district is based on the relationship it has with our community. Likewise, the City of Madeira has been successful, in part, because of our outstanding school district. It’s commonly said here in Madeira, “People move here for the schools, and stay for the community.”