Norwalk school board split on levy options

Cary Ashby • Jul 22, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Norwalk City Schools is under the gun to get it done.

Board members at last week's regular meeting weren't able to come to a unanimous decision about choosing a levy option for the November ballot. A motion to choose an earned income tax failed to get a second, so the board will meet again at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The proposed 1.25-percent earned income tax would generate slightly more than $3.7 million total. A replacement for the present half-percent tax, it would last a "continuing amount of time."

Earned income is defined as wages, salaries, tips, other employee compensation and self-employment income from sole proprietorships and partnerships, according to state tax information.

Residents of the school district would not pay school district income tax on any other types of incomes such as retirement, unemployment compensation, worker's comp, lottery winnings, interest, dividends, capital gains, profit from rental activities, distributive shares of profit from "S-corporations, received alimony, distributions from trusts and estates and all other types of income that aren't earned income but are part Ohio adjusted gross income.

Stories about the levy options, including comments from school board members and area residents, were published last week in the Reflector.

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