Citizen SupportersSusan Allen
Felipe Bersoza, Jr.
Dr. Curt Fields
Durga Prasad Koka
Gary & Julie Mccarter
Julia S Ormiston
Bryan And Wendy Pietri
Jennifer Van Wijk
Eelco Van Wijk
Collierville Municipal School District
A grass roots effort has begun in Collierville to help pursue a Municipal School District for Collierville. The Citizens of Collierville is a group of concerned parents and local business people that would like to promote the idea of locally controlled education.
In June 2012, the referendum for Ordinance 2012-03 was re-adopted by the BMA, via unanimous decision (5-0), which will permit the citizens of Collierville to vote on August 2, 2012 for the creation of Collieriville Municipal Schools.
As citizens, we will now officially have the opportunity to unite and align our local government with a municipal school system that share a common vision for our future. Together, with your community support, we can make our town a destination of choice for people to raise their children.
Join the cause today to make our town a better home!
Why Vote for Sales Tax?
The TN State Board of Education rules require municipal school districts to spend a specified minimum amount of local funds for school operations. This required spending amount was calculated based upon the total revenue that would be produced by an additional fifteen (15) cents increase in the Collierville municipal property tax. However, detailed analyses of other local revenue sources revealed that the local spending requirement for a Collierville municipal school district also could be accomplished with a ½ cent increase in the local option sales tax rate. A ½ cent local option sales tax rate increase could reduce or eliminate the need for any increase in Town of Collierville property taxes.*
The benefits of a Sales Tax increase is that it will be applied to all people that support Collierville businesses. This increase will represent a $0.50 increase for each $100 spent in Collierville, or $50 on each $10,000 spent.
In 2010, during the biggest financial recession in over 50 years, this revenue stream would have produced $3.9m. That is more than the minimum spending requirement, allowing Collierville to use surplus funds to build a brighter future for our children.