Ohio School Districts Seeking Levies Tell Voters State Aid Uncertain

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Monday, April 8, 2013

The Groveport Madison school district is appealing to voters, telling them that an emergency levy in May that raises $5.5 million a year will help solve long-term financial needs.

Voters also are being told not to count on $4.1 million in state money the district is slated to get under Gov. John Kasich’s school-funding plan.

“It is a challenge,” Superintendent Bruce Hoover said. “Our taxpayers will think, ‘I thought the state is giving us $4.1 million. Why do you need $5.5 million?’ But this issue is: Are they really giving us$4.1 million?”

Groveport Madison, like many other districts with requests on the May ballot, isn’t banking on the state money.

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