By Carol McIntire
January 10, 2013
Carrollton school officials are going to the voters in May with a levy request.
The Board of Education agreed Tuesday to place an emergency levy on the May 7 primary election ballot to generate $1.6 million per year.
“The district is facing a deficit in 2015,” said Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi when asking the board for permission to proceed with the request.
“We are in a catch 22 situation. We have great potential with the oil and gas boom and the planned well on school property, but it may take three to five years to develop. In the meantime, we have to do something.”
He said district administrators are working with both unions in the school district and are looking at a half million dollars in cuts.
“We are looking at an emergency levy to help make up for the revenue we have lost in state and federal funding,” he said, adding the levy would be for a three-to-five year period.
The deadline to place a levy on the May ballot is Feb. 6.