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Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education Eyes 3-Mill Levy

The Board will decide in the weeks ahead on whether to put the proposed permanent improvement levy on the May 7 ballot.

The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education might put a new 5-year, 3-mill permanent improvement levy on the May 7 ballot.  

At its meeting on Monday, the Board unanimously passed a resolution, which will be sent to the Summit County Fiscal Office in order to calculate and certify how much revenue the levy would raise. 

Upon certification, board members will vote on whether to place the levy on the ballot. 

According to Cuyahoga Falls City Schools Treasurer David Hoskin, the levy would cost homeowners $91.88 per year for every $100,000 in property tax valuation.

"A permanent improvement levy would bolster the district's revenue stream and could be used for building maintenance, bus purchases and classroom technology," reports the Falls News Press.

Would you support a new Cuyahoga Falls City Schools levy? Tell us in the comments.

Geoffrey Watson January 23, 2013 at 03:34 AM
Kikki, I just read in the City Press that the schools get a payment from the casino every 6 months. This was their first payment.
Kellie Patterson January 23, 2013 at 03:45 AM
Actually the amount is per half, not quarter. I don't want to have to pay for a catastrophe that could have been prevented. These buildings are your investment too. Do you want them to deteriorate? They are old. They need maintenance. Buses need replaced. Some are 15 years old. Parking lots need paved. Classrooms need computers for the state mandated on-line testing. $200,000/year in casino revenue won't cut it. We have pay-to-play. We have class fees. Kids only go on field trips they pay for themselves. Kids share books in several subjects at the high school. Teachers have pay freezes in effect... We can give our kids a stripped down education if that's what the community wants. I don't think it is. The support for our schools has always been strong. A permanent improvement fund is sorely needed in our district.
Earl Elevant January 23, 2013 at 07:52 AM
Seems the community is telling you to do what you need to do to save the community money. We're broke and have no more to give. Strip it down if you have to, but we've already given at the office.
Geoffrey Watson January 23, 2013 at 11:08 PM
I know Earl. It gets to the point where a person can't pay anymore. Things are getting bad and are going to get worse unless the government gets it's spending under control. Inflation is already starting to kill us. Every time we go to buy a grocery item it has gotten smaller and the price has gone up too. I am sure the schools are having the same problem.
Nikki January 25, 2013 at 02:14 AM
As a parent in this school district, of course I want the best for our schools and students. I support the schools in every way I can by volunteering my time, donating, fundraisers, and all the fees that are due every year. I think we all want the best for our kids..our community.. and our future! It's just awful to keep kicking people when they're already down. The tax delinquencies will continue to grow and grow and the number of foreclosures will do the same if people can't afford to live. Then our kids will be homeless cause their parents couldn't afford their homes anymore...clearly, whatever happens I'll continue to pay my bills and work even more than I already do now to make ends meet. But there are some that don't have the ability to work more and make more..

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