Riverview M & O levy is necessary
October 3, 2008 · Updated 1:49 AM
The Riverview School District is running a maintenance and
operations (M & O) levy on Leap Day, Feb. 29, 2000. This levy funds almost 20
percent of our schools' general fund. That means if it does not pass, and most
of our levies fail or pass by a thread, that we can expect drastic cuts that
endanger our music program, physical education programs, gifted programs,
special education programs and counseling services.
If the levy does not pass, you can forget any new books for the
classrooms or libraries, and building maintenance will fall hopelessly
behind. This levy is just a renewal of our existing levy and not a new tax.
It is essential for the health of our schools and therefore the health of
our community that we all vote and vote yes for the M & O levy on Feb. 29.