I recently emailed all of the School Board candidates and asked them the following question:
Q: In this time of crisis when residents are out of work, are you in favor of acting as Bozeman and Belgrade did by cancelling, or rescheduling the levy for a later time?
E-City Beat will publish each of the candidates’ responses, completely unedited, and in the order in which we receive them.
The third and final candidate to respond was Jan Cahill. Below is his answer in its entirety:
A: No. I am very optimistic the COVID-19 crisis will soon be resolved and our economy will very quickly rebound. After many hours of public meetings reviewing school budgets over six months the Board of Trustees on March 9, unanimously determined there was a need to request community support of a levy for our elementary and middle schools. As is the case with every operational levy request, the voters make the final decision. Obviously, I hope the majority of the voters say yes.