An online forum launched Sept. 23 by the Stillwater Area School District about the upcoming levy referendum is no more.
A district statement posted online says advocacy on both sides of the issue—out of bounds with what state law allows the district to host—led to the pulling the plug on the forum.
In its first week, the Stillwater Area School District Levy 2013 Discussion Board drew nearly 200 comments.
Here is the statement the district posted about the forum:
The Stillwater Area Public Schools created the levy discussion board as a place for residents to ask questions about the upcoming levy. As a school district, state law requires us to provide information to residents without advocating for or against a specific proposal. The forum has begun to be used for advocacy on both sides of the issue, and for the district to continue to remain neutral, it is necessary for us to post only questions and answers about the levy.
If you have questions or would like to share feedback with us about the levy, please:
- Contact us at email@example.com.
- Attend one of the Levy Information Sessions: Oct 21, 6:30 p.m. at Oak-Land Junior High or Oct 22, 6:30 p.m. at Stillwater Junior High.
- Call the Communications Office at 651.351.8320.
Thank you for your interest in Stillwater Area Public Schools.