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Delaware schools seeking renewal levy for operations

Columbus Dispatch |

The original 11.73-mill levy approved by voters in 2010 would continue to collect about $9.4 million annually, and “therefore represents no increase in taxes for our residents,” according to the district.

Despite COVID-19 pandemic, Gahanna-Jefferson to ask voters for new high school

Columbus Dispatch |

The Gahanna-Jefferson school district hopes to receive enough “yes” votes on a three-pronged tax request on Nov. 3 to build a new high school, expand several other buildings and bolster its operating budget. Those leading a committee in support of Issue 22 say that waiting isn’t an option.

The total 10.69 mills sought would cost school district residents an additional $374 per year for every $100,000 in assessed property value.

It’s expected that 800 additional students will move into the district by 2025, and numbers will continue rising due to home construction in the area, according to an enrollment study.

Could coronavirus curb November levy plans for Columbus City Schools?

The Columbus Dispatch |

At its third and final online meeting Monday, the district’s “millage committee” unanimously recommended the Columbus Board of Education consider a 4.7-mill levy to fund such permanent improvements. But that’s as far as the committee was willing to go. It intentionally omitted a time frame for the levy — even though the board, which formed the group earlier this year, specifically asked it to contemplate a levy for the Nov. 3 general election.

Southwest Ohio schools see mixed results on ballot issues

Eleven districts in southwest Ohio were asking voters to increase or extend funding for schools. Below are the unofficial school levy and bond issue results as of 4:00am Wednesday, April 29th, 2020.

Edgewood Schools levy substitute – passed 

For                  1,503             56%

Against           1,202             44%

Kings School bond – failed

Against           4,012              51%

For                  3,785              49%


New Richmond Schools hoping voters to approve levy for first time since 1977

via WKRC |

In less than two weeks, voters will be heading to the polls and a local school district is hoping they’ll cast a vote on an operating levy. The New Richmond Board of Education voted 5-0 to place a 9. 4-mill operating levy on the March 17 ballot.

“This levy is crucial to the support of day-to-day operations of the district, including teachers, supplies and utilities. Included in this levy request is a half-mill that will be earmarked for curriculum, technology and safety [and] security — three areas identified in a recent survey as very important to parents and community members,” Superintendent Tracy Miller of New Richmond Schools said.

Ohio offices reviewing claims that Kings Schools committed levy campaign violations

via Journal-News |

An anti-tax group is accusing Kings Schools of using “strong-arm tactics” on school staffers and committing campaign violations to support a bond issue on the March ballot, allegations that are being reviewed by three state departments.

But Kings officials say they are following Ohio election laws in their pursuit of persuading residents to approve a 4.7-mill, $89.9 million tax hike to build a new junior high school and renovate classroom spaces.


New Richmond Schools trying to tackle financial crunch

via WLWT |

The last time New Richmond Exempted Village School District asked for an operating levy was around the time “Star Wars” hit the theaters – the first one – in 1977.

The district has cut more than two dozen positions to try to close the gap, and in mid-February found a million more in savings by trimming contracts and counting every dime.

A yes vote on the New Richmond Schools levy would mean an additional $329 in taxes per year for every $100,000 in home value.

Edgewood: Information about upcoming levy

via Edgewood City Schools |

A substitute operating levy for Edgewood City Schools will be on the March 17, 2020 ballot. This will appear as Issue 5 on the ballot. This levy is a continuation of the expiring 2015 levy and would mean no new taxes for district residents.