Fairview Park City Schools will ask voters to renew an operating levy on November 8, 2022. This is not a tax increase.
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, school counselors, and support staff
- Programs for students
- Student transportation
- Resources for addressing individual student learning needs
Here's what you need to know:
- Renewing the levy is critical for our operating budget, providing key educational and extracurricular opportunities for our students.
- This levy generates $2,690,000 in revenue each year for the district’s general fund. This levy amount represents over 10% of the total general fund budget.
- The general fund operating budget includes instructional supplies and materials, student extracurricular activities, maintenance, fuel, utilities, and staff salaries and benefits.
- The term of this levy will increase from five to ten years. This will help with future financial planning and reduce the number of times the district appears on the ballot.
- Strong schools make strong communities. We are grateful for the continued support from our stakeholders.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Didn’t the district just pass a levy in 2016 & 2020?
- The 2016 levy was a bond and permanent improvement levy used only for new building construction and renovation. In 2020, residents passed a new operating levy supporting educational programs and activities.
Why is the levy called an Emergency levy?
- The term “emergency” refers to a specific type of levy, defined by the state. An emergency levy collects only the specific dollar amount initially approved by voters.
How will the renewal of the operating levy impact my property taxes?
- Because this is an emergency levy, if property values increase, the specific dollar amount generated by this “emergency” levy remains fixed. The county will reduce the effective millage to collect only the dollar amount for which it was approved in 2003.
Did you know?
Fairview Park voters originally passed this emergency operational levy in 2003. It has been renewed three times since then, most recently in 2018. Renewal of this levy is not a new tax.