Vote YES Twice for Kids!

SUPERINTENDENT NOTICE: Historically Colstrip votes yes for kids and has passed general fund school levies for more than three decades. The May 4, 2021 U.S. Mail Election Ballots went out in the mail on April 16, 2021.  THE  METHOD TO RETURN VOTED BALLOTS IS BY U.S. MAIL. However, ballots may be returned physically to the following locations, at the following times: Location Prior to Election Day: Central Administration Office of the Clerk at 216 Olive Drive (next to FBMS Office), Colstrip, MT 59323 Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location on Election Day: Central Administration Office at 216 Olive Drive, Colstrip, MT 59323 Hours: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

If you miss this regular registration deadline (30 days prior to the election), you may still register for the election by showing up at the county election office up to and including on election day. Between noon and the close of business on the day before election day, you may complete and submit a voter registration card, but you will need to return to the district voting location on election day to pick up and vote a ballot. The county election office is located at: Rosebud County Courthouse, 1200 Main Street, Forsyth MT 59327.  A late registrant may obtain a ballot on election day at the following location: Central Administration Office, 216 Olive Drive, Colstrip MT 59323 

There are two levies to be voted on.

●      High School General Fund Levy

○      Shall the board of trustees be authorized to impose an increase in local taxes to support the High School General Fund in the amount of One Hundred Eighty-Eight Thousand Three Hundred Thirteen and 50/100 DOLLARS ($188,313.50) per year which is approximately 2.82 mills, to meet the normal operational costs of the High School District General Fund for the 2021-2022 fiscal year? Passage of this proposal will increase the taxes on a home with a market value of $100,000 by approximately $2.82 and on a home with a market value of $200,000 by approximately $7.61. The durational limit of the levy is permanent once approved by the voters, assuming the district levies that amount at least once in the next five years.

●      Elementary General Fund Levy

○      Shall the board of trustees be authorized to impose an increase in local taxes to support the Elementary General Fund in the amount of Two Hundred Eighty-Six Thousand Fifty - Three and 93/100 DOLLARS ($286,053.93) per year which is approximately 4.29 mills, to meet the normal operational costs of the Elementary District General Fund for the 2021-2022 fiscal year? Passage of this proposal will increase the taxes on a home with a market value of $100,000 by approximately $5.79 and on a home with a market value of $200,000 by approximately $11.58. The durational limit of the levy is permanent once approved by the voters, assuming the district levies that amount at least once in the next five years.

As you may know, it is very important for Colstrip Public Schools to pass the General Fund Levies at both the High School and Elementary School. Your support is critical.

I would like to encourage you to ask questions about the impact of the Levy Funds. I would also encourage you to get out and vote. A vote for the Levy Funds is definitely a vote for the children in which we serve. These Levy Funds are crucial for maintaining salaries, equipment, curriculum, activities and the operational expenses of this district.

This community has taken pride in passing Levy Funds in the years past. This is a community that has traditionally supported its kids. Our teachers and staff members have played a key role in this process. I can't stress enough the importance in passing the Levy Funds.

Point of fact: Colstrip Public School District #19 has passed Levy Funds for 30 years; this level of community support played a instrumental role in the decisions of those that have awarded grants to our School District. This past year alone, the District has been awarded over $1.6 million dollars in competitive grants. Your support for our school levies is critical in so many ways. Get the word out and support our kids and see that these levies get a FOR vote. Thank you in advance for any, and all of your effort in seeing this need through.

GO COLTS! GO FILLIES! 

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