Esko Students Wash Cars to Raise Awareness About November Referendum
Posted at: 09/15/2012 11:17 PM
By: Zach Hammer
Voters in Esko will be asked on November's ballot to pay more taxes to help fund school programs. Today, student athletes and volunteers from Esko High School to help rally support for these ballot measures.
They argue that if the referendum is approved, average homeowners would pay less than $10 more per month in taxes. Less, they say, than a full service car wash.
Two separate questions will be on the November 6th ballot.
The first is an operating levy, which would help prevent spending cuts and maintain small class sizes.
The second question is a facilities referendum, which would provide for a new soccer and football field, a track, and a multi-use facility.
It's upgrade that is need badly according to Todd Peterson, a volunteer with Esko Pride.
"Due to the flood this summer, we no longer have bleachers, we longer have lights, and the facilities are not up to Esko Pride," he said.