Martin: Support Citizens for Education

Citizens for Education is working again to inform the residents of the Vandalia-Butler School community about an important issue on the November 3 ballot. In 1994 an operating levy was successfully supported by the voters. This levy has been renewed every 5 years since that time. Each year the levy yields $4.447 million for the school district. This is the same amount of money generated from the original levy. This represents 13% of the budget for Vandalia-Butler Schools. This levy can only be used to operate the schools

The committee needs many volunteers to step up to “get the word out” about the need for continuing our fiscal responsibility in the Vandalia-Butler district. If you would like to help, your support can be used in many ways. We need people who will put a sign in their yard, write a positive letter to the editor of the Drummer, distribute literature in your neighborhood and make a cash donation. We are looking for help on October 8 at our tent for the Vandalia-Butler Homecoming. Also, October 13th is the Chamber Business Expo at the airport convention center from 5 – 7:30 p.m. We will have a booth and could use volunteers there too.

Citizens for Education is an ongoing community group that exists to provide support and financial resources to the Vandalia-Butler Schools. Recruiting volunteers and raising money to successfully fund levy campaigns are only part of its purpose. Continuing to provide information for parents and awareness of school issues for residents is also important. More information may be found on the website Please contact VBCitizens 4Ed@gmail. com to sign up to support this worthy effort. When many people each do a little, then a lot is accomplished.

All community members are welcome to attend the next CITIZENS FOR EDUCATION meeting on Thursday, September 10 at 6 p.m. at the Vandalia Senior Center located at 21 Tionda Dr. S.

Jackie Martin

Community member

Parent of three Butler graduates

Retired V-B teacher

Co-chair of Citizens for Education