4 Ohio Districts Now Have Levy on Fall Ballot

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Four Franklin County school districts plan to ask for tax increases this fall, including two that finalized levy and bond requests last night.

Worthington schools will ask voters for an incremental operating levy that would begin at 4.9 mills in 2013 and increase a mill each year for two years to 6.9 mills. In its first year, the request would generate $8.4 million and cost $150 more per $100,000 of home value.

In its third year, it would raise $11.8 million and cost taxpayers $211 per $100,000 of home value. Voters also will decide a separate, $40 million bond issue that would not increase what taxpayers now pay.

Board member Marc Schare deemed the incremental levy the “Goldilocks levy” because members previously disagreed on the millage amount, some thinking it should be lower and some saying it should be higher. Last night, board members approved the levy with a 5-0 vote.

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