ISD superintendent: Technology millage needs support

Dr. Stephen McNew

The Monroe County Intermediate School District is asking the community to renew the regional enhancement millage for educational technology on Tuesday, May 4, 2021.

This investment in educational technology for our students is NOT a new tax; it is a renewal request. Since it is a renewal, our local property taxes will NOT increase. This request for renewal amounts to .9866 mill for five years, which represents .9866 cents of taxes for every $1,000 of taxable value on a home (each home has its taxable value. For instance, a home with a taxable value of $100,000 would provide $98.66 per year for educational technology). The renewal request is for slightly LESS than 1 mill.  

State law mandates that only intermediate school districts are allowed to place regional enhancement millages on the ballot for voter consideration. Since 1997, local school districts have been unable to approach the public for operating millages at the local district level. This is a county-wide election because, by law, that is the only option.