The "FOR" campaign materials use the wording: "Our community, our future, a new high school," which has led many to believe that a new high school will be on the ballot on June 26. However, looking at the actual ballot text, the words "high school" are nowhere to be found. So what IS the election about?
The Woodford County Board of Education says it needs the new tax to pay for construction of a new high school. That may be true, but a careful examination of the ballot text and information on their website makes it clear that it's more complicated than that.
The Woodford County Board of Education and others have called the proposed tax increase a "Recallable Nickel", saying that that it can be recalled at a later date. What they don't tell you is what that "later date" really is.
The Woodford County Board of Education and others have said the current high school is inadequate for students' needs — a claim that you would expect to be reflected in the students' performance. What do the student performance metrics actually say?
The Woodford County Board of Education has said that the HVAC and drainage systems at the current high school have fallen into such disrepair that it's too expensive to fix them. Others say the problems are so bad that the campus is "unsafe." But what about the board's future plans for the property?