New Woodridge school levy on ballot

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As was posted in the West Side Leader on Aug 31, 2017:

PENINSULA — Voters living in the Woodridge Local School District will see a new school levy on the ballot in the Nov. 7 General Election.

The ballot issue, which has not yet been numbered by the Summit County Board of Elections, is a $4 million emergency levy, estimated to average 8.7-mills, that would be used for operating expenses, according to treasurer Tom Morehouse.

The district’s Board of Education opted to make the levy a five-year levy, he said.

“When the board looked at this, they thought a 10-year or continuing [levy] might be too much for the community,” Morehouse said.

The levy would cost the owner of property valued at $100,000 about $305 a year, Morehouse said.

If passed, the levy would fund nearly every expense in the district, the treasurer added, such as salaries, benefits, supplies, transportation and utilities. It would not go toward the district’s current building and renovation project.

“It’s not for the new building,” Morehouse said of the levy. Read more