GREENVILLE – Voters in Greenville approved the renewal of school district’s 2-mill permanent improvement levy on Tuesday, 55 percent for (4231 votes) to 45 percent against (3468 votes).
“On behalf of the entire Greenville City School District Board of Education, administration, faculty and staff and student body, we sincerely want to thank the Greenville parents, grandparents and entire community voters for both your support of the permanent improvement levy, but more importantly your ongoing support of the school district,” said Superintendent Doug Fries on Tuesday evening. “The district greatly appreciates what the community has provided our students and staff with the wonderful new and renovated facilities. We look forward to maintaining our facilities with this approved PI levy and advancing our district with additional capital improvements. Thank you Greenville. Go Wave.”
The levy was first approved in 1989, and has been successfully renewed every five years since. It will generate $450,000 annually for the district.
Permanent improvement monies may be used for improvements and projects with an estimated life or usefulness of five years, such as for building improvements or repairs, technology upgrades, parking lot and athletic facility improvements.
The district has identified several projects needing to take place during the next five years, including improving athletic fields at the K-8 building and the front baseball/softball field at the high school; new Harmon Field Stadium seating, restrooms, concessions, ticket booths and lighting; additional technology purchases; begin to put money back annually to a cost center designated for maintenance, replacement at Harmon Field turf and Jennings Center track resurface; ongoing Memorial Hall restoration projects; additional classroom furniture at high school; LED lighting at high school; ongoing site work/upkeep at high school, Memorial Hall, transportation office; upgrade carpeting projects at high school and Memorial Hall; removal of asbestos tile from high school front hall rooms; and purchase a new school van.