Plymouth-Shiloh voters don’t take away district funding

Cary Ashby • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

The Plymouth-Shiloh Local School District won’t have to worry about its funding taking a hit.

Huron County voters in two precincts voted 83 percent to 17 percent against repealing the 1-percent income tax approved in 1991. In Richland County, 496 people (or 60 percent) voted against, versus 332 voters (or 40 percent) voting for the repeal. That tax is worth $700,000.

Eighty-three percent of the Huron County voters said “no” to reducing a 10-mill tax originally levied in 1960 to one mill. Sixty-three percent of the Richland County voters gave similar decisions.

Superintendent James Metcalf believes Tuesday’s results means the district will maintain its funding level.

“Our five-year forecast shows we’re in good shape … barring anything the state would do to make that change. Hopefully we’ll be OK,” he said.

The superintendent said there was “a concentrated effort to protect district money.” Metcalf credited the levy committee with doing a good job of going door-to-door.

“We had a couple board members step up and make this go,” he said. “They (the committee) was instrumental in getting the word out to the community.”

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