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2018 Renewal Levy Information

Fairview Park City Schools will ask voters to renew (no new taxes) a long-standing operating levy in November of 2018.

Did you know? The passage of November’s renewal levy will be critical to helping us extend the current operating budget to the year 2020, effectively stretching the 5 Year Community Promise from the levy campaign back
in 2006 for over 14 years!

Passage of this levy will ensure that students continue to receive the same support they are currently receiving from:

• Classroom teachers, educational classroom aides and tutors

• Nurses, counselors, librarians and support staff

• Programs for students

• Student transportation

• Resources for addressing individual student learning needs.

Here are some of the key points: 

Renewing the levy (which has already passed four times since 1996) is critical to help extend the current operating budget to the year 2020.

The operating budget includes teacher and staff  salaries, benefits, maintenance and supplies, fuel, utilities, and instructional supplies.

This levy generates $2,690,000 annually for operating expenses of the district and equates to 17.25% of the total general property tax (real estate) revenue generated to operate the schools.

Passage of the renewal levy is crucial to maintain the current quality of teaching and continue to provide important educational opportunities for our students.

Failure of this levy would require drastic cuts in personnel (salaries and benefits are 80% of the district’s operating budget) and programs.

District Revenue and Expenditures

Tax Issues Voting History

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Didn’t the district just pass a levy in 2016? 
What was that for?

The 2016 levy was a bond and permanent improvement levy. These funds can ONLY be used for construction and
renovation. The district construction project is underway with an anticipated completion date of spring 2020.

Why is the levy called an Emergency levy?

This term “Emergency” is defined by the state of Ohio (that’s what you’ll see in the actual ballot language) but there is no emergency. “Emergency” levies raise a flat dollar amount instead of a specific millage rate.

How will renewal of the operating levy impact my
property taxes?

November’s ballot initiative will be a renewal, which means means “no new money” and therefore no overall increase in taxes.

 

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