Monday, April 22, 2013
The Twinsburg Board of Education voted Monday to put a 5-year renewal levy worth 4.9 mills on the ballot during the Aug. 6 special election
In a divided 3-2 vote, the Twinsburg Board of Education voted Monday to put a 4.9-mill renewal levy on the ballot during the Aug. 6 special election. School board members were united in their belief that the renewal levy is needed but had disagreements on the timing. Board President Kate Cain-Criswell and members Stephen Shebeck and Ron Stuver voted to hold the levy in August. Vice President Paul Crosby and Board Member David Andrews voted no because they believed the levy should be in November. The district administration supported putting the levy on the ballot in August. The 4.9-mill levy was last approved in 2007 and brings in about $4.4 million annually for the district. School officials say the district would have to make cuts and …
The Twinsburg Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 7:30 a.m. this morning to discuss whether to put a renewal levy on the ballot in August.
The Twinsburg Board of Education will hold a special meeting this morning to discuss whether to put a renewal levy on the ballot in August. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. today at the government center. 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 …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Discuss the Twinsburg Board of Education's decision to cancel a levy vote scheduled for May.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Twinsburg Board of Education has canceled a May vote on a 6.9-mill renewal levy, citing confusion over the state funding plan
The Twinsburg Board of Education has canceled a levy vote scheduled for May, citing confusion over the state funding plan. The board approved the cancellation by 4-1 vote, with Board Member Stephen Shebeck voting to keep the levy on the ballot. Twinsburg school officials have been considering whether to continue with plans for the 6.9-mill levy since Gov. John Kasich's school funding proposal showed a large increase in state funding for Twinsburg's school district. Board members said that the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the budget picture makes it perilous to ask voters to vote on a levy until after the state budget is clarified. Board Member David Andrews said the board will still have "a time or two" to put the levy on the …
Uncertainties at the federal and state levels and the school board's decision to cancel a levy vote in May led Superintendent Kathryn Powers to say she is concerned about the state of the district's finances.
Twinsburg Superintendent Kathryn Powers says she is concerned about the school district's finances because of funding uncertainty on the state and federal level. Her statement comes as the school board decided Wednesday to cancel a 6.9-mill renewal levy vote scheduled for May. The board canceled the levy after public input and after Gov. John Kasich unveiled an educational funding plan that, if approved as is, would dramatically boost Twinsburg Schools' state funding. But Powers and many school officials are leery that the state funding boost won't come to pass. That coupled with the decision to cancel the levy has caused Powers to be concerned that the school district will lose the $4.4 million the expiring levy provides the district each…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Twinsburg Board Of Education will vote tonight on a resolution to cancel a levy vote scheduled for May.
The Twinsburg Board of Education will vote tonight on a resolution to cancel a levy vote scheduled for May. If the resolution passes, then residents will no longer be voting on a renewal levy on May 7. Twinsburg school officials have been considering whether to continue with plans for the 6.9-mill levy since Gov. John Kasich's school funding proposal showed a large increase in state funding for Twinsburg's school district. Here's a breakdown of the state funding increases in the governor's proposal: School board members held a public forum last week to hear from residents their opinions on whether the board should proceed with the levy. The school board meets at 7 p.m. tonight. Twinsburg Patch will be there to bring you coverage of the …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The renewal levy would not ask for new money from taxpayers. But without voter approval, Twinsburg Schools would lose $4.3 million annually.
Editor's Note: The original story had incorrect information. The levy will be put to voters in May. Twinsburg voters will likely head to the ballot boxes in May to decide whether to renew a school tax levy. The Board of Education approved a resolution setting the date for the 6.9-mill levy vote during Wednesday's meeting. A second resolution still needs to be approved by the school board. The renewal levy would not raise new money from taxpayers, it would simply continue taxes they are already paying. Without the levy, the schools would be out $4.3 million annually and would have to again discuss operational and instructional cuts. The schools have already cut positions and raised fees to improve the district's budget picture. "If this …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
A 4.9-mill tax levy to support the Twinsburg schools would cost property owners annually about $150 per $100,000 of property value, according to the district.
Voters in Twinsburg will decide in November whether to endorse, with their tax money, a levy to support the Twinsburg City School District. The district is asking residents to support a 4.9 mill continuing operating levy. If approved it will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $150.06 annually, according to the district's data. If Issue 69 is approved, it will create $3.8 million each year for the district, in addition to the recent $3.2 million in cuts and changes. Combined they will fill the $7 million hole in district operating expenses. This continuing levy would commence in 2012 with taxes due in 2013. Read more:
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Recent data from community surveys about the Twinsburg schools provided new insight to district administrators and the school board
The community has spoken and while it's happy with the quality of education in Twinsburg, more transparency and communication is a must. The Impact Group, a marketing firm in Hudson, revealed data from phone and online surveys and community forums asking parents' thoughts on the Twinsburg school district. In total, 767 people took either the phone or online survey and 24 people participated in the focus groups. Superintendent Kathryn Powers said this information is vital as the schools move forward. "It's very helpful on several fronts," said Powers. "With the operational change plans coming this year, we wanted to be on the money with what the community was saying about it." One thing the survey revealed is that the community believes the…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Summit County voters could see a 2.25-mill renewal levy for the Children Services Board.