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School Board To Consider Levy Again During Monday Meeting

The Twinsburg Board of Education will hold a special meeting Monday to discuss whether to put a renewal levy on the ballot in August.

The Twinsburg Board of Education will hold a special meeting Monday to discuss whether to put a renewal levy on the ballot in August.

The move comes after the board decided in March to withdraw the 6.9-mill renewal levy from the ballot in May because of confusion over the governor's education budget proposal, which at the time showed Twinsburg receiving a large increase in state funding.

Now the board is going to consider putting the levy on the ballot on Aug. 6, said Superintendent Kathi Powers.

At the time the board said it would likely consider putting the levy on the ballot later this year after the state budget picture clears up.

The 6.9-mill levy equates to about $4.4 million in revenue for the school board per year.

The special meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. April 22 at the government center.

Carl S April 18, 2013 at 11:12 AM
well, anyone surprised?
Carl S April 18, 2013 at 11:13 AM
utterly shocking! caught us all by surprise. ha
Rocco April 18, 2013 at 01:23 PM
The house budget lowered what Kasich had budgeted for Twinsburg by over $6 million so it's not surprising they are reconsidering.
Nassman April 18, 2013 at 06:39 PM
The meeting is at 7:30 AM. As in the morning! Please correct this patch!
Nassman April 18, 2013 at 06:42 PM
BTW Rocco, I'd like to know where you got your numbers from. Kasich's budget was only giving us $3 mill and now its only about $300,000. How is it over $6 million? Are you employed by the schools?
Rocco April 19, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Hi Nassman, innovation Ohio has the spreadsheet with the comparisons: http://innovationohio.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/House-v-Gov-Cuts.pdf $6 million total over two years. The budget is off now to the Senate so it will be interesting to see where the final numbers turn out. I don't work for the schools but have kids in the district. Not a fan of the Ohio education funding system at all. I'm just tired of Twinsburg getting the shaft when they have performed well and charters getting more with terrible results.

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