Document: Penny tax emails to Lyman parents


Original email:

Dear Greyhounds,
I just wanted to take a quick opportunity to make sure each of you have the most current information on the upcoming election on Tuesday, May 20th.  Remember this special election is geared towards Seminole County's proposed One Cent Infrastructure Tax of which Seminole County Public Schools would get one-quarter of one cent, or roughly $16 million dollars a year or $160 million dollars over ten years.  You'll notice that Lyman alone will benefit from this in many ways but most immediately and most directly with replacing Buildings 9 and 10.

Attached you will find the most up-to-date information as it relates to the special election.  Most certainly use this information to become educated about this so that you are well-informed speaking to family, friends, neighbors, etc. and most importantly you'll have the facts come Election Day. Our students are depending on you.

Clarification email:

Dear Greyhounds,

This is a follow-up email to clarify a statement made in the "One Cent Infrastructure Tax" email/newsletter that was sent out this past weekend.  The letter was intended to educate, not advocate.  The letter contained factual information, not propaganda.  The letter was sent to the parents and students of the Lyman community.

Some have expressed that the last sentence was misguiding.  The sentence stated, "Our students are depending on you."

The intent of the sentence was that our students are depending on you to make an informed decision, based on facts, not on opinions or rumors.  The intent of the entire newsletter/email was to provide factual information related to SCPS and the One Cent Infrastructure Tax and encourage you to exercise your right to vote.

Should you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Principal, Mr. Brian Urichko.