Dear Friends of the Brooklyn City Schools-
The students and staff of the Brooklyn City Schools had a strong start to the 2019-2020 school year. I have had the pleasure to visit classrooms at each building and observe our students actively engaged in learning. Fall sports are now in full swing and the Brooklyn High School Volleyball and Girls Varsity Soccer teams are off to an impressive start for their respective seasons. The Varsity Football team had an outstanding win last Friday night at their home opener and hopes to continue the winning momentum as the season progresses. The District is proud of all our student-athletes and wishes them continued success moving forward!
The Brooklyn City Schools is asking voters to approve Issue 2, a renewal levy, on the November 2019 ballot that will NOT RAISE TAXES for residents in our community. Residents can learn more by visiting the levy web page. Passage of Issue 2 will renew approximately 6.0 mills, or $1,587,121 of annual revenue, for the District. The funds that will be renewed by the passage of Issue 2 were first approved by voters in 2015 and will not increase taxes for Brooklyn residents. The District is required to return to the community in the form of renewal levies to provide voters the opportunity to confirm their continuing support for existing school funding. Passage of Issue 2 will allow the Brooklyn City Schools to continue to provide a quality education and opportunities to our students. Funds will be used for instructional materials, safety, facilities, personnel, technology and other aspects of essential operations to the District. Issue 2 will NOT RAISE TAXES but will allow the District to continue to “Provide Big School Opportunities in a Small School Setting.”
The Brooklyn City Schools will be hosting a couple of Finance Forums over the next two months, with the first meeting taking place on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Brooklyn High School Auditorium. Please plan on attending the first Finance Forum on Monday, September 30th, to learn more about Issue 2, the District’s NO NEW TAXES renewal levy on the November 2019 ballot.
The Brooklyn City Schools have a proud history and tradition, and the District greatly values your continued support, as we seek to continue the legacy of pride and success in our schools and community.
It’s Hurricane Season!
Dr. Mark Gleichauf
Superintendent of Schools