Northwest NEWS

March 1, 1999

Front Page

Work Session For Levy Technology Proposal

by Bronwyn Burns-Wilson

   The Riverview School District Board will discuss technology needs in a work session Tuesday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in the district board room. This will be an informal setting to weigh the pros and cons of putting a $4.9 million six-year computer-technology levy on the April 27 ballot.

   Those in favor of a technology upgrade cite the district's need to replace the antiquated computers currently serving Riverview students. Over half of the computers in the elementary schools are without CD-ROMs and many are at least 11 years old.

   Some who shy away from the proposal feel that backing the levy is a vote for major growth in a rural community. Also, an increase in property taxes is another consideration to many since the last four attempts to fund sports fields failed to win voters' support. All concerned are encouraged to attend the meeting.