Approximately 64% of Sparta residents annual real estate taxes go to the Sparta school district.  A major challenge facing our town is staying within the 2% budget cap while continuously improving our district for optimal student achievement. Sparta has a robust budget, and our school district and board OWE it to our community to be crystal clear and honest about where our tax dollars are being spent. 

I will NOT vote in favor of a district budget that lacks detail. I would support a line-item budget, where we will be able to see areas of redundancy and waste that can be addressed. I will support using our current budget to improve existing academic programs and opportunities. A clear and fiscally responsible budget provides accountability that our taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely and that we are looking out for the best interests of our students and teachers. If  elected I will make sure that we have oversight and accountability.
On November 3rd VOTE #1 CHRISTA SORENSEN for Sparta BOE