Letter to the Editor

Spirit Lake residents

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Please support Spirit Lake Schools on their desire to extend the Revenue Purpose Statement (RPS) in the upcoming special election. The passage of this RPS does not increase property taxes! What the RPS does allow is for the Spirit Lake Schools to receive one cent sales tax money based on enrollment which has been used for computers, building upgrades and much more since 2012.

The current RPS expires on Jan. 1, 2031, but with the support of our community, we could extend it to 2051 to benefit our students and community. Also, the new revenue purpose statement adds the option for school districts to fund safety and security needs.

The Spirit Lake School Board has generated long term ideas for the use of these continued funds if passed, including: an early childhood center, more secure and accessible building entrances and the construction of a new bus barn.

I urge you to vote during this special election. Please inform your friends, neighbors and family about this important vote. Absentee voting has begun and the polls will be open on election day, Sept. 10, from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Expo Building.

Sincerely,

Cheri Tungland

Spirit Lake Middle School PIE Facilitator