The Greenon Local School District, a rural district in Clark County, will have two tax issues on the Nov. 4 ballot. School officials believe severe cuts to programs will have to be made if the voters reject the levies.
One of the issues is a renewal of an existing property tax levy that voters approved in 2010.
The second issue asks voters for new money. The 4.96-mill levy would generate over $1.2 million a year for operations for the next five years.
The Brookville school district is one of several with new or increased levies on the ballot for next Tuesday, May 6, 2014. This will be the third time in a row this tiny school district northwest of Dayton has tried to get an increase; in May 2013, the levy lost by two votes, and in November, it failed by 44 out of 2,642 total votes.
Michelle Landis has two kids in the schools and heads the levy committee—and she says it’s all about turnout.
Most ballot issues and candidates have been confirmed for the May 6 primary election, and as usual, there are a lot of tax and levy questions coming up, although many are renewals, which means they won’t affect current tax rates.
Here’s the list of new or additional levy and tax issues WYSO will be covering running up to May 6, 2014, based on county board of elections' preliminary information:
Brookville Local School District (LSD) will be seeking a 5.25-mill additional levy for operating expenses.