Board of Education Thanks Community for Passing Ballot Measure 4C
Board members all voiced sincere gratitude at the Nov. 8 Board of Education meeting. Each had words of thanks to the D49 community for voting in favor of ballot measure 4C. The initiative passed in the Nov. 6 election with 56% of voters in favor of the measure.
“I am both grateful to our community and humbled by the trust our taxpayers have placed in us as they endorsed continued local investment in our district and our children through the passage of 4C,” shared President Marie La Vere-Wright. “On behalf of our district and our children, thank you.”
Director Josh Fry shared his appreciation for voter approval. “It’s amazing to see our community come together to support the direction of the district and trust our recommendation as we continue to grow,” Fry commented.
In 2016 D49 launched the Building our Future Community plan, which increased pay for D49 teachers, helped improve campuses and allowed District 49 to build two new schools. The passing of 4C allows the district to maintain these priorities and grow with the community.
“The passage of 4C will allow for consistent override revenue for the foreseeable future,” stated Brett Ridgway, Chief Business Officer. “Priorities such as teacher compensation, technology, security and educational programs will have increasing opportunities for positive impact.”