On November 7, the Woodridge Local School district will have an 8.71 mill emergency operating levy on the ballot.
The state of Ohio’s new biennium budget cut funding to Woodridge by 25.9%. Only nine other districts in Ohio receive less state funding per pupil than Woodridge. This, along with state funding to charter schools, forces us to rely more heavily on local tax dollars. The district must make up for the loss of this funding in order to maintain our vision of excellence.
- When Woodridge passed its last operating levy in 2012, we informed the community we’d be back on the ballot for new money in 5-7 years. The way school funding is structured in Ohio means districts have to generate new operating dollars every five years or so. This levy falls in line with that cycle.
- The Woodridge Local School District is committed to fiscal responsibility and being transparent with the use of taxpayers’ dollars. The operating levy is needed now for several reasons.