Jennifer Alexander sent an email to local chamber members urging them to be informed and vote.
From: Jennifer R Alexander
[mailto:jralexander at greatermadisonchamber dot_com]
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2005 5:25 PM
Subject: Voting Reminder – School Referenda!
Monday, May 23, 2005
Dear Valued GMCC Member:
The local education system has a tremendous impact on and an important role in shaping the future of this community, and the future of your business. Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 24th, there will be three school board referenda up for public vote, and I encourage you to get to the polls.
Civic involvement is key to creating a local government that truly
represents the interests and the voices of all people. I encourage you to get informed about the decisions being made about education in the Greater Madison area, and to cast your vote in the referenda. See below for the topics of the three referenda, and for voting information:
The Board of Education has approved going to referendum for a second elementary school on the Leopold Elementary School site for up to $14.5 million, with a public vote on this referendum to be taken on May 24, 2005.
The Board of Education has also approved going to referendum to allow the school district to exceed the revenue limits by up to $7.4 million on a recurring basis and to use for operating costs, with a public vote on this referendum to also be taken on May 24, 2005.
The Board of Education has also approved going to referendum to support the maintenance of MMSD buildings and for technology and instructional equipment in the amount of $26.2 million over a five-year period, with a public vote on this referendum to also be taken on May 24, 2005.
What: Madison Metropolitan School Board Referenda
When: Tuesday, May 24th, 2005; 7:00a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: To find out where your polling place is located, click here
President, Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce