A Commitment to Our Students and Community
The EP&O Replacement Levy is a testament to our commitment to providing high-quality education and a supportive learning environment for all our students. By maintaining this levy, we can ensure that our schools have the resources they need to continue operating at the high standards our community expects and deserves.
Allocation of Levy Funds
1. Supporting Our Educators and Staff (88% of Funds): A significant portion of the levy, approximately 88% or $2.8 million, is allocated to salaries and benefits for our teachers and staff. This investment ensures that we can attract and retain qualified and dedicated professionals. Their expertise and commitment are fundamental to providing high-quality education and supporting our students' academic and personal growth.
2. Funding Extracurricular Activities: The remaining funds are crucial in supporting a variety of extracurricular activities. These include:
Sports Programs: Offering a range of athletic opportunities, these programs help students develop teamwork, discipline, and physical fitness.
Music and Arts Education: Funding in this area supports band, choir, drama, and visual arts programs, fostering creativity and cultural awareness among students.
After-School Clubs and Activities: These programs provide safe and constructive environments for students to pursue interests, develop new skills, and engage with their peers outside of the traditional classroom setting.
3. Enhancing Educational Experiences: The levy funds also contribute to resources and materials that enrich the classroom experience, including up-to-date textbooks, technology tools, and laboratory supplies. These resources are critical in keeping our curriculum relevant and engaging.
4. Maintaining School Facilities and Operations: A portion of the funds also goes towards the upkeep of school buildings and grounds, ensuring a safe and comfortable learning environment for our students and staff.
Why This Matters
The EP&O Replacement Levy is more than just a financial measure; it is an investment in our students' future. By funding these essential areas, the levy plays a critical role in maintaining the high standards of education that the Elma School District is known for. It enables us to offer a well-rounded educational experience that prepares our students for success in college, career, and life.
We encourage all community members to stay informed and participate in the upcoming vote. For more detailed information about the EP&O Replacement Levy and its impact on our schools, please visit the Elma School District's website:
About Elma School District
Elma School District stands committed to providing an educational environment that fosters innovation and prepares students for the next phases of their lives. Our endeavors focus on what is best for our students, aiming for meaningful and successful life experiences.