April 10th Technology Transformation Election Updates


Technology Updates Logo  TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION IMPROVEMENTS MILL LEVY ELECTION


On April 10, 2018 Alamogordo Public School District voters were asked to go to the polls to consider a mill levy  for the purpose of capital technology improvements to public schools in the District. This would include: purchasing and installing education technology improvements, excluding salary expenses of school district employees, but including tools used in the educational process that constitute learning and administrative resources, and which may also include: (1) satellite, copper and fiber optic transmission; computer and network connection devices; digital communication equipment, including voice, video and data equipment; servers; switches; portable media devices such as disc and drives to contain data for electronic storage and playback; and purchase or lease of software licenses or other technologies and services, maintenance, equipment and computer infrastructure information, techniques and tools used to implement technology in schools and related facilities; and (2) improvements, alterations and modifications to, or expansions of, existing buildings or tangible personal property necessary or advisable to house or accommodate any of the tools listed in this subsection.

Passage of this referendum authorized the district to impose a property tax of $46 per $100,000 of assessed value of the property allocated to the District under the Property Tax Code for the property tax years of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Voter Proclamation located HERE                Election Flyer located Election FlyerHERE

HOW THE FUNDS ARE TO BE USED:

THIS SPECIAL MILL LEVY WILL BE USED FOR:

                                                                      
  
$7 Million dedicated to making vast improvements to the educational technology infrastructure and educational programs for ALL APS Students, including:
    * Increased baseline connectivity with new satellite and fiber optic transmission lines for high-speed access
    * Upgraded hardware including computers, tablets, smart boards, servers and network connection devices.
    * New software, tech support services, maintenance and training to implement modernized systems in APS schools and related facilities.

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