Monroeville school voters could see levy renewal request in May

Levy brings in about $80,000 annually
Aaron Krause
Jan 19, 2013

 

Voters in May could be asked to renew a Monroeville Local Schools permanent improvement levy that's been in place since 1988.

The levy brings in about $80,000, Superintendent David Stubblebine said. School board members are considering placing the renewal request on the May ballot.

In November, voters approved a levy to pay for a new 30-year roof for the entire campus, 10 new classrooms to house grades pre-K to three, two new special education rooms, one new music/art room, offices for occupational and physical therapy services, new boys and girls restrooms, a 15-foot expansion of the cafeteria, including new floor and asbestos removal and an elevator to the second floor of the high school to make it handicapped-accessible.

Stubblebine said the permanent improvement levy is still needed for repairs to the older parts of the building.

A story about the school board's recent meeting was published in the Reflector.

 

Comments

hit the road jack

While your at it,why not ask for a 99 year levy for half of everyone's paycheck! I'm sure the misfits who pay no taxes and the seniors with one leg in the grave will go for it.

Estrella Damm

Monroeville should not even be a school district. Those in the village and to east should be in Norwalk SD, west of Williams road to Bellevue SD, north of 113 to Perkins SD, south of Pontiac to Willard SD.

hit the road jack

Agreed!

ladydye_5

So who decides what is a school district? YOU? If there is NO school, there is NO town. Not like there is a BOOMING industrial venture coming. Monroeville will becoming yet ANOTHER ghosttown. I would NOT want my children in ANY of those other districts. I would move WAY OUT of the area. No matter what you do people will not be happy. Wait till you decide to not have a police department. Wait till there is no gas station. There already is NO grocery store. Yet everyone complains because there is no new business. There are no new stores. NO new restaurants. Why come to Monroeville NOTHING is supported there. Heck, I doubt the Dollar General will last long.

hit the road jack

Gas stations,police dept. will not cost you your life savings like the school is! they just don't know when to bite their lip and move on,in the last 2 elections they have passed 1 1/2% income tax and a 34 year levy,not to mention the levy to let the seniors off the hook(that voted NO for 30 years on school levies) where does the madness stop? if they pass another levy they may as well close the school because their won't be anyone left that works in the district but a blowdick who works 40 hrs. and has 5 kids or someone who pays no taxes.

Estrella Damm

Watch the levies voted down time after time and the school left with a shell of education while the students and teachers could be doing much more with a solvent district.

KURTje

Shame on you "David." We want your income cut.

forkicksandgiggles

AGREED !!!!

luvblues2

"That was a great meal you gave us in November! What's for desert?"

Reva

Schools are the center of every community in rural America. Here is a prime example of you crabbing folks. You don't want to vest anything in the communities in which you live. In comparison to area communities-Monroeville has GREAT kids. Sure we have a few problems but all in all this is a wonderful place to raise children. You only get out of life what you put in it. Try giving of yourself to the school district and see how the rewards come back 10 fold to you!

hit the road jack

And how many of these great kids with the great jobs reside in Monroeville? not many,they move to Atlanta or wherever,if you figure out $ per student you'd be right up there with N.Y.C. or Chicago schools,way too much money spent for so few students.

KURTje

Reva you've got to be related to Zitner.

swiss family

I think I have to agree with "Estrella" on this one.I tried to find out on the Monroeville school's website, how many students were in their entire student body, and how many staff they employed to teach them, but I could not find that information. I did learn that there are 2 teachers for each grade, and an elementary school Principal, and a Superintendent. In my opinion, and based on the figures that I know of, I feel that they too might be "top heavy" like many of the other local school systems.

By appearance, the entire campus of the Monroeville schools does not seem to be too much larger that St Paul's entire campus, so for those numbers, does Monroeville really NEED a Superintendent, and several Principals as well.. I feel that if the Staff there feels that they do, then the taxpayers are paying out far too much to keep the system going, and it is probably time to eliminate the system, and blend them into school systems, like Estrella talked about

swiss family

OK I did some more checking, and I still do not have the enrollment numbers, but it looks like they have on their "campus?" 2 Principals, a"Director of students" and a Superintendent...it looks a little top heavy to me

hit the road jack

In 2009-2010 school year it looks like there were approx. 650 students in elementary and high school,I don't know if this includes the kids at St. Joe's or not.

Reva

And you all will be the first ones to complain about having to pay taxes to Perkins, Bellevue, Willard and Norwalk where you will have even less say about the system. Zitner hasn't been here for years kURTje. Wasn't even from Monroeville so your comment is ridiculous just as most of yours are. You are going to pay taxes for school kids like it or not. Get over it!

hit the road jack

When the cost of running a school by far outpaces one's income its time to do something,its like free lunches,I wonder what the percentage is in Monkeyville,at one time(about 5 years ago it was about half)someone's gotta foot the bill but OH WELL,right?

KURTje

Sweet. Thanks for the motavation reva. Glad you are watching. This is similar to the airport debacle. Oldsters need to pay in proportion. Many here do not forget. (your attitude is similar to z...) Paul Broud would be ashamed.

Kottage Kat

@ Kurt
You forgot del south and Mr
Holb

Lil DAB

"Fed and State elected people, nationwide, listen up…..You have taxed beyond belief. You have attempted education reform numerous times and failed. You are failing children and teachers in a way now that is reprehensible….... Stop lining the pockets of your lobbyists and start securing these schools. If you can fund the study of methane gas released by cattle, you can damn sure make these schools safer. And yes, it is on you. You have taxed at a federal and state level so much; you have caused the locals giant issues with passing ANY taxes." Chief Oliver,

https://www.facebook.com/Brimfie...

VOTE NO NEW TAXES!

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forkicksandgiggles

I THOUGHT, YOU DAVID TOLD THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU WOULD ELIMINATE THE PROPERTY TAX IF WE PASSED THE 1 1/2% INCOME TAX ISN'T THAT WHAT THE SENIOR CITIZENS WE'RE TOLD TO GET IT PASSED DAVID ? And to my acknowledgement this has NEVER happened and probably never will. Scare tactics, lying to the public and using our children as way's to keep putting it to the community for your spending habits. Also I remember not too long ago a levy that was put on the ballet for a roof replacement , and then the next thing I know there it is again in novembers ballot begging for MORE MONEY again for yet a roof replacement ? It really makes me wonder if the money that you are receiving through these passed levy's isn't being misapropriated because you keep going back repeatedly to the community everytime we turn around for more and more money ! Maybe it's time for the community to say enough is enough ! My suggestion would be start cutting from the top your salary as well as 2 Principals, a "Director of students" & guidance councelor, and close open enrollment which would eliminate over crowding , OH but I bet you'd NEVER consider that thou would you ? That might take money out of your pocket. This is a quiet community to raise children but it appears that you never consider the $$ amounts that you are taking away from their family's pockets.

swiss family

"forkicks".... very well said...how long as the taxpayers going to allow this tactic of "Lying" to us, by the school administration??? Not Just in Monroeville, but everywhere local?? I really do NOT begrudge anyone of enjoying their income.. BUT when someone is a position to be the "over seer" of 3 buildings on a "campus"with a total of around 600 students, and has 2 or 3 people under him in an authoritative position, before we even get to the "teachers" level...and then to see that they own several homes, and one is a prime island retreat... maybe some positions and some salaries need to be seriously looked into.. in my opinion