Dear Park City Community,

As stewards of our community's future, it's crucial that we prioritize the quality of education we provide to our children. Our schools are not just buildings; they are the foundation upon which our future leaders, innovators, and citizens are built. It is with this understanding that we are reaching out to inform you about a significant initiative that directly impacts the well-being of our educational system.

We are proposing a $100,000 elementary general fund levy to support various essential components of our schools. This levy will be allocated towards funding teacher salaries, purchasing textbooks, acquiring necessary supplies, and ensuring adequate resources for junior high athletics. These are not just expenditures; they are investments in the future of our community. This is a permanent levy for our elementary general fund

Let's break down what this levy means for you, the taxpayers. For a $100,000 home, this levy will equate to approximately $19.74 per year. That's only $1.64 per month, which is less than the cost of a single coke at a gas station. For a $300,000 home, the annual cost would be around $59.23, or $4.94 per month, or about the cost of a coffee.  And then for a $600,000 home, the annual cost would be $118.46, or $9.87 per month—approximately the cost of a coffee and a pastry..

Consider what these relatively small contributions mean for the bigger picture. They ensure that our teachers are fairly compensated for their tireless efforts in shaping the minds of our youth. They provide our students with the necessary tools and resources to excel academically. They support the development of well-rounded individuals through participation in athletics and extracurricular activities.

It's essential to note that while we have been fortunate to receive extra federal and state grants since 2021, most of that funding is set to expire by the end of this summer. Without the support of this levy, we risk compromising the quality of education we can offer to our students. Since prior to 2007, our community has passed one general fund levy in the elementary district and one in the high school district.

We understand that everyone has their financial obligations, but we urge you to consider the long-term benefits of investing in our schools. The future prosperity of our community depends on the quality of education we provide today. By supporting this levy, you are not just investing in bricks and mortar; you are investing in the future leaders, innovators, and citizens of Park City.

We ask for your support and participation in ensuring that our schools remain a top priority in our community on May 7. Together, let's create a positive and safe educational climate where every child can thrive and reach their full potential.

Thank you for your attention and consideration.