Lake­side to hold com­mu­nity meet­ing on mill­age pro­posal

The Sentinel-Record - - FRONT PAGE - BETH REED

Lake­side School District will hold a com­mu­nity meet­ing on its mill­age pro­posal at 6 p.m. to­day in the high school tech cen­ter.

Lake­side is seek­ing voter ap­proval of a 4-mill in­crease on May 22 to fund pro­posed build­ing projects, in­clud­ing a new two-story ju­nior high school, to ac­com­mo­date the district’s con­tin­ued growth and in­crease the safety of its learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Shawn Cook said the district has hosted a se­ries of mill­age meet­ings “to in­form our pa­trons, stake­hold­ers, and com­mu­nity about the mill­age in­crease that Lake­side is propos­ing.”

To­day, he said, “will be a great op­por­tu­nity for our com­mu­nity to get in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the mill­age, as well as ask any ques­tions they may have.”

Since 2004, the district has grown by more than 1,000 stu­dents. If the mill­age is ap­proved, Lake­side’s mill­age rate would in­crease to 41.70, mak­ing it the third-high­est among the county’s seven pub­lic school districts.

An in­for­ma­tional packet cre­ated by a spe­cial com­mit­tee is ac­ces­si­ble to the pub­lic on the school’s web­site which breaks down the ad­di­tional cost to vot­ers in the district as $80 per year, based on a $100,000 home.

Vot­ers who are un­able to at­tend to­day’s pub­lic meet­ing, or who would like more in­for­ma­tion, can call Cook at 501-2621880 or email shawn_­cook@ lake­sidesd.org.

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