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Reynoldsburg Schools approves 15.6 mil levy request
Reynoldsburg Schools will place a 15.6 mil levy request on the May ballot.
The decision, reached at the Feb. 17 school board meeting, will cost the owner of a $100,000 home, value at current effective tax rates, $477.75 annually, $39.82 a month or $1.31 a day, if approved.
Anticipated maximum revenue collection will be just over $12 million annually. The request is for a continuous property tax and not an emergency tax levy.
"This is a bold move by the board responsive to the community," Assistant Superintendent Dr. Dan Hoffman said.
The district plans to move forward with planning, with budget plans set through 2013. Although plans for more than $11 million in cuts have been shelved for the time being, cuts that already have been made will not be reinstated, school officials said.
About 50 community members attended the meeting.
"They will be able to give the students what they need and help them reach their potential," said parent Amy Briski, who favors the board's decision to place a 15.6 mil levy on the ballot.
She added that the school board and the levy needs the community's support to succeed.
Superintendent Stephen Dackin noted that organizational plans are in place for the levy campaign and school officials were waiting for the board to make its decision to be able to move forward.
Board member Chip Martin said he is willing to come to any meeting of any size to answer questions. All board members made it clear they are available for meetings with any group of community members. Call the board office to make arrangements.
For additional information and updates visit the school board Web site at www.reyn.org.
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