Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Read a statement from the district here.
Shortly after voters approved two levies for Mentor Schools, administrators thanked residents helping secure 18 percent of the budget. The district said the following in a statement emailed Tuesday night to members of the media: The Mentor Board of Education and district administrators are pleased that once again our community has voted to support a high quality education for students in Mentor Public Schools. The district is extremely grateful for the renewal of the no tax increase permanent improvement levy and the no tax increase levy to avoid an operating deficit, known throughout the campaign as Issues 1 & 2. “We would like to extend a large thank you to everyone who showed their support for Mentor Schools at the polls today,” said …
The passage does not increase taxes for residents
Voters in the Mentor School District on Tuesday approved improvement and renewal levies by a combined 6,393 votes. The levies will cost residents the same combined $38.13 per $100,000 of property valuation they already pay. Voters favored both the 8.84-mill renewal levy and the 1-mill permanent improvement levy by nearly 73 to 27 percent. 5,051 The larger levy generates about $15 million per year for the district. Originally passed in 1988, the permanent improvement levy brings in $1 million per year. Neither levy raise taxes for Mentor residents. By law, the district can only spend improvement levy money on upgrades for grounds and equipment at the district's 15 buildings. Examples include parking lots, heating and roofing. Voters first …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The issues and voting information that will affect Mentor.
As the May 7 special election approaches, Mentor Patch will bring you the information you need about the races in town.
Friday, January 18, 2013
As renewal levies, they would not raise taxes if passed
The Mentor Schools Board of Education decided to put two renewal levies on the May 2013 ballot during a work session Thursday afternoon. The renewals, which would not raise taxes if passed, are for an operating levy that brings in about $15 million per year and a 1-mill permanent improvement levy that brings in about $1 million per year. The permanent improvement levy is set to expire at the end of this year. The operating levy would expire at the end of 2014. The Mentor Public Schools district has previously said that, according to the its 5-year financial projection, it needs to pass three levies in the next three years -- two renewals and a new one -- or it will face a $30 million deficit by the 2015-2016 school year. Consequently, it …