2020 Levy Information


Facts About Issue 72 (PDF)

 

To keep our schools strong and moving forward, the Fairview Park City Schools Board of Education voted to place a new, continuing operating levy on the ballot this November. 

Here’s What You Need to Know:

  • Voters will see a 7.9-mill continuing operating levy on the ballot for Fairview Park City Schools on November 3, 2020.
  • This levy will generate $3.2 million per year in operating revenue, and will allow the district to:
    – Continue athletics and student activities
    – Avoid double-digit reductions of teachers and support staff
    – Maintain smaller class sizes
    – Avoid bus cuts
    – Sustain academic improvements
    – Keep technology up to date.
  • The district has not requested new operating dollars for 14 years — the last operating levy requested and approved by voters was in 2006.

    We thank the community for the support of the bond issue/permanent improvement levy in 2016 which was fully dedicated to the recently-completed district facilities project (on time and on budget), and the operating renewal in 2018, which maintained prior levels of funding (did not generate an increase in taxes or revenue for the district).

  • The budget has been stretched as far as possible.  In the past year alone, nearly $1 million dollars in operating costs have been cut to offset recent shortfalls and keep this request to taxpayers as low as possible.
  • Fairview Park property owners will see an increase of $23.04 per month per $100,000 of home valuation on their tax bill.

Opportunities to Learn More: 

Community Presentations via Zoom

Hosted by Fairview Park City Schools Superintendent Dr. Bill Wagner and Treasurer Kim Sperling

September 30, 7 p.m.

October 14, 7 p.m.

Submit Your Questions in Advance of the Event

 

 

In the News:

 

September 14, 2020 – Cleveland.com – Fairview Park City School District begins Issue 72 Information Campaign

July 14, 2020 – Cleveland.comFairview Park City Schools planning for new money levy on fall ballot

Quick Links: 

Understanding School Funding

Board of Education Meetings Video Archive

Board of Education Meetings Agendas and Minutes
The 2020 levy information and options was presented to the board on June 6, 2020.
The first resolution to place a 7.9-mill levy was passed on July 14, 2020, and the final resolution on July 30, 2020. 

 

What You Will See on Your Ballot

Issue #72

Proposed Tax Levy (Additional)

Fairview Park City School District

A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.

An additional tax for the benefit of the Fairview Park City School District for the purpose of current expenses at a rate not exceeding 7.9 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 79 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2020, first due in calendar year 2021.

For the Tax Levy
Against the Tax Levy