Funding for the continued upkeep of just over 30 facilities making up the Santa Fe Public Schools district will be decided by city voters on February 6.
As proposed, the two-mill levy will raise $11.5 million every year for the next 6 years to pay for facility upkeep projects in three high schools, three combined high schools and middle schools, three middle schools, and 21 elementary schools.
Altogether, the district’s schools, recently remarked Superintendent Veronica Garcia, comprise about 2.1 million square feet of property.
The vote will come on the same day that Santa Fe residents will decide on a $17 million bond proposed to fund a variety of facility construction and upgrade projects at Santa Fe Community College.
The last Santa Fe Public Schools facility mill levy proposal passed with about 70 percent of the vote in 2012.
by Garry Boulard
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