With Election Day just over a week away, more groups and residents are throwing their support towards the New Albany Floyd County Schools Referendum.
On this year’s ballot, New Albany-Floyd County Schools will be asking the community to reinvest in our schools, transforming them into modern, safe places that will prepare the next generation of students. If passed, the referendum will bring much needed improvements to nine (9) local schools, all while maintaining the current tax rate.
In June, Mayor Gahan announced his full support of the referendum, and was followed by the New Albany City Council and the Southern Indiana Realtors Association.
“This should be the easiest vote we ever make – a yes vote means we will receive $87 million of local school improvements, all for the same rate we are currently paying today. A yes vote keeps the tax rate at the current level, and drastically improves our community and future,” stated Mayor Gahan.
“The funds will come at no additional cost to taxpayers and will be used to improve safety and access," stated Sara White, President-Elect of the Southern Indiana Realtors Association. "Strong schools improve property values which is a win for homeowners with school-aged children and those without. I'm especially excited about the proposal for Prosser, allowing it to grow with the times and help meet the strong demand for workforce development in our community,”
Just today, committed community partners Metro United Way released an endorsement of the NAFCS Referendum.
“Metro United Way’s top priorities are for our young children to arrive at kindergarten prepared to succeed and for our students to graduate on time, prepared for college, life and career. We are also know that learning environments play a large role in student success. That is why, we are hopeful that the New Albany Floyd County School referendum will be embraced by the Floyd County community on November 8th,” stated Joe Tolan, President & CEO of Metro United Way.
NAFCS Superintendent Bruce Hibbard recently penned an open letter to the community detailing the strengths and recent history of New Albany Floyd County Schools, and how the referendum can help our community continue to provide high rated rigorous academic programs, championship athletic teams, and world-class performing arts. To read his full letter, please click HERE.
Not sure where to vote? For a full list of voting centers, please visit the Floyd County Clerk’s website at http://floydcountyclerk.org/index.php/floyd-county-indiana-elections/floyd-county-indiana-vote-centers or call 812-948-5411.