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Residents who reside in the GCCS district of Clark County already pay a higher tax rate to the corporation than residents in Floyd Co ($0.58 vs. $0.54 until 2018 when it drops to $0.33). Not to mention Clarksville Community's rate is $0.76 and West Clark Community is at $0.66... Maybe the better solution is to consolidate GCCS, West Clark, and Clarksville Community Schools and REALLY plan for the future.
Everyone is aware of the West Clark's issues and of CCS's extremely low enrollment. It remains to be seen if the new school will work to revitalize that district. Right now is the perfect time to unify our educational programs to a regional level. If Clark County is to ever truly compete on a regional platform and against surrounding school corporations (Floyd County, Oldham, etc) this will have to happen. When I say compete, I am also including for new residents that will be relocating here with the continued growth of River Ridge. We need to create as many advantages as possible to retain new regional residents. If River Ridge brings all the jobs in the world to Clark County, we all lose if they do not live in Clark County...
Put yourself in the shoes of someone who is not from here; "I know nothing of this area and my company is moving to this place called River Ridge. Where am I going to move my family? This place called Floyd County has some one the top schools in the state. Or I can cross this new bridge and that side of the river has the top school corporation in the state of Kentucky and all the amenities in the world. PLUS, it looks nicer because they really take care of it. You can tell they set a high bar. And then there is Clark County... It has 3 school corporations, all mediocre at best. I hear the county is broke and there is no plans of how to fix it. The city of Jeff has a nice downtown but this traffic on the Hwy 62 is horrible. Charlestown has a nice park but not sure about anything else..."
Before you answer the below question... Take a moment to remove yourself from the situation and set aside personal feelings. Look at the big picture with 10, 20, and 30 year results of making a move like this today.
What do you think is best for our community, referendum or consolidation?