On behalf of the Board of Education, students, and staff of the Southeast Local School District, I want to convey our deep appreciation to the voters who supported the May 6th renewal of our 8.66 emergency levy. Continuing this funding as voted for the next four years is a large piece of the district financial picture. As was communicated during the pre-election weeks, this source comprises approximately 11% of our general fund budget. Its renewal will provide stability and allow planning for future permanent improvements, needed facility maintenance, technology needs, safety and security and other expenses. The confidence placed in us by the voters is noted and we will continue to move forward meeting the educational needs of our students.
We also want to convey appreciation to the many citizens from the five townships who worked very diligently, giving up many hours, to organize a successful information effort that ultimately enabled voters to "mark YES" on the ballot. The effort was truly community-led. That effort to provide clear, factual information to citizens was critical.