The Ritenour community passes proposition A

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Courtesy of Ritenour Schools.

Courtesy of Ritenour Schools.

Courtesy of Ritenour Schools.

Shelby Langhorst and Dorothy Sloan-Ule

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On November 7th, 2017 Proposition A was passed by the Ritenour community. Prop A was a tax increase of 39 cents for each $100 of assessed value for Ritenour District residents and businesses. Prop A should grant an additional $2 million a year to the Ritenour community.

Ritenour teacher Christina Melly canvassed for Proposition A,
“Prop A was meant to keep buildings in shape, improving maintenance, continuing initiatives that the school has been doing, like the Technology Revolution, Geometry in Construction, and a lot of those programs that our students really need. It’s also keeping all of the staffing, all of the teachers and the class sizes consistent, so that we can hang onto all of our teachers, and continue to keep class sizes smaller,” Melly said.

This proposition is greatly welcomed into the Ritenour community to allow the schools, residents, and businesses continue to prosper.

“The biggest winners tonight are our 6,600 Ritenour students,” said Ritenour Superintendent Dr. Chris Kilbride. “I’m grateful for our community’s continued support. During our 150th anniversary, we are excited that funds from Prop A will allow us to keep our staffing and programs strong to best serve our students.”

Proposition A will help financially support the Ritenour community and help balance the budget for many school activities.

Former teacher, and 2000 RHS alumna, Natalie Gerke helped raise support for the campaign prior to Nov. 7th and led the Citizen for Ritenour’s Future committee.
“What makes Ritenour different and special is the way residents take pride in supporting our kids, our teachers and our schools,” said Gerke. “When there’s a need, our community responds. We take care of one another, and we invest in our kids and our schools because we know that’s at the core of every thriving community. Passing Prop A is just one more example of that commitment.”

With this new proposition in place, Ritenour schools and the surrounding business are provided with long-term financial stability for years to come.

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