Hockinson schools have replacement levy new levy on ballot

first_imgWhen Hockinson School District residents check their ballots for the Feb. 12 special election, they’ll have two levies to vote on, one a replacement and one a new levy.The replacement school programs and operations levy is technically a “partial replacement,” Superintendent Sandra Yager said. As part of the state’s McCleary legislation — which injected $7.3 billion in new state funding for schools to be spread over four years, followed by another $1 billion in 2018 for teacher salaries — local levies were capped at $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value.In 2018, Hockinson’s levy rate was $3.43 per $1,000 of assessed value. The district is asking for the maximum it can for the replacement three-year levy, $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value for each year. The money is expected to go toward keeping class sizes down, helping to fund special education programs, extracurricular activities and athletics.“We would’ve gotten almost $5 million this year (with the old levy rate),” Yager said. “Instead, we’re getting a little less than $3 million.”The second levy is a three-year capital levy for technology and school improvements that would start in 2020. For the first year, the district is asking for $0.45 per $1,000 of assessed value, followed by $0.40 per $1,000 in 2021 and $0.36 per $1,000 in 2022. The money is expected to be used for technology refreshes, safety and security upgrades, heating and cooling improvements and building capital improvements.last_img read more

Missing Pembroke Pines teen spotted near Dunkin Donuts on Pines Blvd

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police said a teenage girl who went missing in Pembroke Pines has been spotted at a local Dunkin’ Donuts.Saturday night, Pembroke Pines Police tweeted that 15-year-old Isabel Rodriguez had been spotted at the doughnut shop located at 17720 Pines Blvd.Prior to this sighting, she was last seen walking in the area of Northwest 207th Terrace and Third Street, possibly in the company of a male juvenile, Wednesday. Investigators urged anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Pembroke Pines Police at 954-431-2200.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. UPDATE: Missing 15-year-old Isabel Rodriguez was recently sighted at the Dunkin Donuts located at 17720 Pines Blvd. She may currently be in the area of the park located directly next to the Silver Lakes community. If you have info regarding her whereabouts, please contact police. https://t.co/abktkDlXrR— Pembroke Pines PD (@PPinesPD) May 12, 2019Investigators said Rodriguez may currently be in the area of the park located next to the Silver Lakes community.Police said the teen stands 5 feet 1 inch tall, weighs about 95 pounds, and has long brown hair and brown eyes. last_img read more