Why does East Knox Local Schools need your help?
Why does East Knox Local Schools need your help? The last “new” operating money that is still collected by our school system was last voter approved in 1995. The Board of Education and administration diligently managed the district’s resources. In fact, they have balanced the budget the last three years. Despite that fact, the district’s five year forecast projects spending deficits in a few years. The School Board is focused on restoring crucial programs that have been cut in the past and being released from fiscal emergency and doing away with the state fiscal oversight commission.
What type of levy is this?
This is an emergency property tax levy for operating funds. The property tax levy is for 4.4 mills of property tax for a 10 year period that will generate 1.2 million dollars annually. The Board of Education and administration are proud to say that this is only 2/3 of what has been asked for in the past due to sound fiscal management.
4.4 mills of property tax costs $154.00 per year ($12.83 per month) for a $100,000 homeowner.
So what happens if the levy passes on November 8th?
The Board will restore music and art at the Elementary building. Also, the Board will increase advanced course offerings at the high school and increase the number of special education teachers. Pay-to-participate fees will be eliminated in 2017-2018. Other programs may be restored if and when funding is available.
Where can I find out more information about our school district and the levy?
You can access more information at: Our Kids, Our Future on FaceBook
VOTE “YES” ON November 8th. GO BULLDOGS!
Paid for by Our Kids, Our Future Committee, Laurie Gallwitz, Treasurer, 22162 Schenck Creek Road Howard, Ohio 43028