School Levy: How Will You Vote on It? (POLL)
Twinsburg City School District put a 4.9 mill levy on the Nov. 6 ballot. How will you vote?
Twinsburg schools has a 4.9 mill levy (Issue 69) on the ballot for the Nov. 6 election.
The school board approved the levy in June which will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $150.06 annually. That would generate $3.8 million for the district each year, alongside the $3.2 million in cuts and changes earlier this year.
But some residents have raised questions about asking the community for more money when teachers are still getting step increases each year and the district is paying into administrators' pensions, also known as "pickups."
Those issues mixed with the fact that the district has $25 million in its reserves, when it was originally projected to be around $23 million, have some voters concerned.
However, the school board and some in the community say this levy needs to pass in order to keep the school operating at a high level.
A fiscal consultant for the Ohio Department of Education recently said that if the Nov. 6 levy doesn’t pass, the district will only have $1.3 million at June 30, 2015. If it passes, the district will have $1.8M as of June 30, 2016.
How will you vote? Take our unscientific poll and share your thoughts in the comments section below.