Swanton to decide school levy on Tuesday

In a special election next Tuesday voters in Swanton will cast ballots on Issue 2 a proposed 4.4 mills levy to generate revenue for the Swanton School District. Superintendent Jeff Schlade explains that 3 of the four schools in the district do not meet the state's current standards. The plan is to demolish those three buildings and build a new one.

"Our need is real. Voter-approval of this bond issue will replace three out-dated and inefficient buildings with the safest, most state-of-the-art facility for our 21st century student-learners, creates an even more desirable district to choose to live in, and protects our district home owner's property values," Mr. Schlade said.

Swanton resident Nell Maser is opposed to the levy. "We already said no; 61 percent of the voters said no," Ms. Maser said.

On Tuesday the polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. If approved the levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $108 a year.