Well Mayville, it’s been about a year since we last gathered together to do what is right for OUR Community. The referendum activity has been picking up pace. Financing was put in place at a lower interest rate that was expected, and the board of education moved to lock in all the financing at once at this rate, saving the district millions in interest charges over the life of the plan. Equipment is moving in, updates are taking place, and the plan is starting to come to life! Many needed repairs and updates are already complete, but the most exciting time is coming this summer with the new construction phase beginning. If you want more details on the progress, please visit the district website that outlines all the details. It is finally happening, and all because you stepped up to do what is right for Mayville Schools!
Amidst all this great activity, we find ourselves at yet another turning point, and all help is needed to keep the school district headed in the right direction. A group of people not satisfied with the referendum, and filled with frustrations of past grievances against the school district, has banded together to try and take over the board of education to change course in how our school district is managed. They are led by a single member of the board of education, trying to force the change in direction for the entire district. In other political arenas with a bit more force and display, this might be referred to as an attempt of a “coup” or “revolution.”
On Tuesday, April 3rd, you again have a chance to have your voice heard. A chance to block out the negativity, and take control of the destiny of your children’s education. A chance to make it right, and to keep it headed in the right direction. It will take everyone to accomplish this, and it must be done cleanly, and with the best interest of the community in mind. Join us at the polls on Tuesday to end the negativity and vote for those that put the future of the community first, and that best represent your interests rather than those of a select few. Help bring our community together in a positive manner, that represents the best qualities of residents of the Mayville School District!