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Letter: Supporting the renewal of PIF to continue help Hudson City Schools

Published: April 5, 2017 12:00 AM

As a parent of a Hudson student, I encourage all Hudson residents to vote on May 2, 2017 FOR the renewal of the Permanent Improvement Fund (PIF) levy for the Hudson City Schools. This levy will not increase taxes, but is a 1.5 mill, five-year limited renewal levy for the fund that has been in place since 1962.

The PIF is essential to the continued maintenance and improvement of school structures, the acquisition of technology for students and the overall safety of our schools. Just in the last five years alone, the fund has allowed the district to begin roofing improvements, add air conditioning to East Woods, work towards its goal of 1:1 technology (laptops/tablets for every student) and build more secure main entries to Hudson High School, East Woods, McDowell and Evamere, among many other projects.

The levy renewal will generate about $1.38 million per year for the next five years, allowing the district to continue roof and equipment replacements, parking lot and driveway improvements, the purchase of school busses and further investment in classroom technology.

Let's continue to support the excellence of our district by providing our students with safe and secure schools and a top notch, 21st century education. The passage of this renewal levy is not only an investment in our schools, but an investment in the future of our community and our children.

Courtney Neville, Hudson

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