Community Members: As you may remember, we recently sent out an email regarding the vote coming up on May 21 to extend the School District millage. We wanted to remind you of how critical this vote is for our city in order to continue the growth of our School District. The vote is also essential if we are to stay in compliance with the court ruling in our ongoing desegregation case. The vote will allow us to build the necessary additional schools which our District needs and keep us in compliance.
Extending the millage will allow us to build a new middle school and two new elementary schools. It is also important for our citizens to understand that this vote does not increase the tax rate but only extends the millage a few years to provide for these 3 new schools.
The Jacksonville Business Ambassadors and the Chamber have formed a School District Millage Campaign Committee that will help us educate our citizens by providing information through the media as well as use other communication strategies to get our community to come out a positive vote for this millage extension. The school district and the city can’t put funds into the campaign, so we need help from our community members.
It is the hope of the Millage Working Group that community members will support our critical Millage Extension Campaign in the amount of at least $50.00 so that we may help our community learn of the importance of this vote in support our schools. We will also have a general Community Fund for other contributions. An excellent school district is essential for the economic growth of our community and this small contribution will help to insure our extension is successful on May 21.
We have begun the Campaign and are incurring some expenses already so a quick response to this request is necessary to be timely and will help your community to continue a pathway of building a high-quality school district and be in compliance with the court.
In addition to financial support, we will need help getting our message out to the voters. If you would like to volunteer or show your support with a campaign sign, please let us know. Please call the Chamber Office at 501-982-1511 to donate, or stop by/drop off/mail: 200 Dupree Drive, Jacksonville, AR 72076. Thank you, JNPSD Millage Campaign Committee