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Voters to see school levy in November

By ELLEN SIMMONS • Mar 23, 2016 at 5:00 PM

NEW LONDON — The board of education passed a resolution Monday to ask the voters to approve an existing tax levy in November. It raises $152,000 each year and if approved would last for 10 years and add no new taxes.

This resolution goes to the Huron County auditor, comes back to the board for the approval of a second resolution and is then submitted to the Huron County Board of Elections.

In response to the current state report card for the district, Superintendent Brad Romano said, “New London did extremely well.” He said comparing it to schools in the area, “When you look at it as a whole, no district had a report card better than ours.”

He said the district made gains in a lot of areas such K-3 literacy and educating students with disabilities. He continued, “Even though we are one of the lowest spending schools in the district, we do an awful lot with a little bit.”

In other business the board:

• Hired Kristyn Downs to the position of accounts payable clerk, effective March 21. There were 40 applicants for the position.

• Decided to eliminate one science teacher position, effective June 30.

• Agreed to purchase a used handicapped 54-passenger bus with 48,000 miles from Cardinal Sales & Service in Lima. The current bus has over 250,000 miles and needs frequent repair.

• Approved the list of 82 graduating seniors.

• Approved FFA travel to the national convention in Indianapolis Oct. 18 to 26.

• Accepted $296 from DonorsChoose.org and $1,600 from BCC Ohio for the music departments.

• Approved a three-year contract with Frontier Business Edge for phone service for $380 a month, a savings of between $12,000 to $15,000 a year.

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