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Franklin City Schools looks to replace old, ‘inefficient’ buildings with new ones in 2020 bond issue


Families in Franklin will vote in November on whether the current high school will be renovated and turned into the middle school and four more new buildings will be built to accommodate the other grades.

Superintendent Mike Sander says some of the buildings are 100 years old and the “newest” was built in the 60s.

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.

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%

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.

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