W-MU School District asks voters to approve PPEL

Residents in the Winfield-Mt. Union School District will be heading to the polls next month to vote on a physical plant and equipment levy (PPEL).

On April 3, there will be a special school election involving the voter-approved physical plant and equipment levy (PPEL). This is a primary revenue source for funding school facility improvement and maintenance, as well as repairs and purchasing of technology and other equipment. This levy was last approved by voters in 2010, and is set to expire in FY 2020.

There have been a number of projects made possible with this $1.34 levy such as the construction of the athletic complex, elevator repair, chemistry lab improvements, and computer equipment to name a few.

By voting to extend this 10-year levy, it would allow the district flexibility in how funds are used for necessary facility and equipment updates. Some of these future projects include building safety and security improvements, resurfacing the track, roof repair, upgrading electrical wiring and systems, and HVAC projects.

A chart indicates the tax levy rates since 2010-11 when the current voted PPEL was approved. As you can see, these rates have actually decreased over the past few years even with the $1.34 PPEL levy.

A simple majority approval is necessary for extending this levy for another ten years. All eligible residents of the W-MU school district are encouraged to vote on April 3 at the Winfield City Hall between noon to 8 p.m. You can also use the absentee voting method by stopping by the Henry County Auditor?s office between 8:00-4:30 M-F before April 3rd. Thank you for your continued support of our school and our students.