Superintendent's Message

March 10, 2014

Dear Jonathan Alder parent,

During the January 2014 Jonathan Alder Board of Education meeting, the School Board unanimously approved a .5% earned income tax levy to be placed on the May 6, 2014 ballot.  Revenue generated through the earned income tax levy will shape the education your child receives during his or her educational career in the district.  Collected over a 7-year period beginning in Spring 2015, the levy will generate approximately $1,325,000.00 annually for the district.  This election will be critically important to every Pioneer family.  

A first step in providing for this support is to make sure you, our community members, are registered to vote.  If you haven’t registered previously - or even if you have - if your name has changed or you have moved, it’s necessary to register with your county Board of Elections.  Or, if you have college-age students who will not be able to vote in their precinct, I encourage you to assist them in requesting absentee ballots.

Voter registration forms will be available in the main office of all Jonathan Alder school buildings beginning March 11, 2014.  Please stop by and request a form from the main office staff.  Your properly completed voter registration form must be postmarked or received by Monday, April 7, 2014.  I encourage you to complete any voter registration steps as soon as possible.  A few minutes today will make a significant difference to your child’s education tomorrow.



Gary Chapman