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Norwalk teacher appreciates 'all the hard work' from levy committee

Cary Ashby • Nov 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Norwalk Middle School science and engineering teacher Rod Thimke thanked the hard work of the levy committee and district teachers.

“We appreciate all the hard work that goes into it,” he said during Tuesday’s school board meeting.

Norwalk City Schools voters supported the levy, with 3,654 votes for it (or 60 percent). Thimke called the support an “overwhelming response.”

Speaking for his fellow teachers, Thimke said “we will do our best to make Norwalk City Schools shine.” 

The renewal of a 4.85-mill levy will bring in $1.54 million to the district each year. For the owner of house valued at $100,00, it will cost $169.75 per year and a homestead taxpayer will pay $127.32.

“It does mean we won’t be on the ballot for 10 years,” district treasurer Joyce Dupont said.

Schools can’t do much when they don’t receive much financial support from the state, she said, so the only alternative is to go to the local level.

In other action Tuesday, the board approved a $500 donation from Liberty Tax to NERD Nation, the Norwalk High School robotics team.

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