How to Rebound After a School Bond Levy Fails
It’s official: your school district’s bond/levy has failed. We know how disappointing this is—it feels like the end of the world. But it doesn’t have to be! We’ve worked with districts that have had similar experiences, and we know how to rebound. We will work with you to survey the stakeholders in your district to improve your chances of passing the next time around. We talk with students, teachers, community members, and parents to pinpoint what’s important to them as it relates to your school district—and then we use that information to create a compelling campaign that will resonate with voters. Here’s an example of what we did with Big Walnut Local School District:
Why School Bonds and Levies Fail—and How to Improve Your Chances of Passing the Next Time Around
School bonds and levies are essential for ensuring that our children have access to a top-notch education. But let’s face it, they don’t always pass. In fact, it’s common for school bonds and levies to fail multiple times before they finally gain approval from voters. So, how can we change this?
There are many reasons why school bonds and levies fail. Sometimes, it’s because the district doesn’t do a great job of explaining why the bond/levy is necessary. Other times, it’s because the economy is struggling and people are worried about their own finances—they don’t want to pay more taxes, even if it’s for a good cause. And sometimes, people just don’t understand how the bond/levy will impact them personally.
That’s where we come in. We work with you to survey the stakeholders in your district to understand their concerns and needs. We talk with students, teachers, community members, and parents to figure out what’s important to them as it relates to your school district—and then we use that information to craft a winning campaign that will resonate with voters. Check out an example of when we helped Gahanna Jefferson Public School District do exactly this:
If your school bond or levy has failed in the past, don’t give up. We know how frustrating and defeating it can be, but we also know how to rebound. With our expertise and guidance, you can improve your chances of success and secure the funding your students need. Contact us today for more information!