Monroeville schools to request levy renewals

MONROEVILLE - School board members voted Monday to place two levy renewals on the November ballot. Renewals of the levies would not cost district residents additional money in taxes. One of the levies funds every-day school operations, and generates $250,000 a year, treasurer Susan Ammanniti said. The levy is 3.2 mills for five years would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $91.88 per year.
Aaron Krause
Jul 25, 2010

MONROEVILLE - School board members voted Monday to place two levy renewals on the November ballot. Renewals of the levies would not cost district residents additional money in taxes.

One of the levies funds every-day school operations, and generates $250,000 a year, treasurer Susan Ammanniti said. The levy is 3.2 mills for five years would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $91.88 per year.

The other levy raises $78,000 a year, and goes toward a permanent improvement fund for the purposes of adding to, renovating, remodeling, furnishing and equipping buildings. It is a 1.8 mills, five-year levy that costs the owner of a $100,000 home $28.18 a year.

In other news, school officials are considering leasing two school buses to infuse newer models into its fleet. School board members did not vote on the issue, but agreed the move is necessary to replace older busses. They will vote on a later date.

Terry Reed, the district's director of operations, said it costs $12,000 a year to lease a bus, compared to a buying price of $71,000. The district can lease the busses anywhere from four to six years, he added.

In other business:

Board members voted to adopt the preschool curriculum in line with Ohio's curriculum standards.

The board voted to accept a $3,500 donation from the athletic boosters for the purpose of resurfacing the elementary gym floor.

Elementary principal Bob Butler told the board his school's open house is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. today. The preschool orientation, meanwhile, will take place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 31.

"I think we're ready to hit the ground running," Butler said, referring to the start of school.

Superintendent Carol Girton commended Reed for sweeping water out of the school building after Monday's rainstorm.

"Today was a monumental effort on your part," she said.

Girton told board members school bus drivers will unload students on the south side of the building, as opposed to out front for safety reasons.

The board went into executive session to discuss a personnel issue.

Comments

smalltowner (An...

Okay here we go again. If the board really wants these levies to pass then they need to make some changes.
First get rid of GIRTON that will make a huge difference get someone who is more able to grow with the school not someone who should have retired years again. And look to replacing the members, who cost the citizens, who pay the taxes to this school by purchasing a piece of property and then just give it away(or they might as well have , What was the amount the Stang family paid for the house they moved I know it was not anywhere near the 100,000. plus that we paid for it. I have asked this same question numerous times and I still have not gotten a answer.Why is it such a big secret? We have said over and over again what needs to be done to get he funds we supposedly need but everyone on the board just seems to turn a deaf ear to us! Wake up and listen to the people who pay the taxes here, and you will be surprised at what can happen.

realtor (Anonymous)

As a real estate agent, I can tell you that home was not of much value on the open market. Now the property/lot, that has a lot of value. If you, smalltowner, actually were the owner of the property at one time and paid over $100,000.. you my friend overpaid. By a whole bunch!

smalltowner (An...

Thank you for your response, I am trying to find out facts and so far no one seems to be willing to give that information maybe as a realtor you can find out or tell me where to find out just how much the school paid for the house and then how much they sold it for I would just like to know those facts. Thank you

Monroevillite (...

I see the $ amount in this article they give for a $100,000 home a year for taxes.Well, what they are not saying is what we are already paying!Please don't think that I'm whining but the cold truth is we are finding it very difficult to keep owning our home here in the city.We own less than an acre of property& we are paying around 1600.00 a year to live here now,&1200.00 of that goes to the school.I also have several of my receipts from the Huron Co. tax papers over the past& the school's section keeps increasing.About a week or so ago,we were at the bank uptown & there were 2 boys collecting money for football, they were selling coupon books for $20.00.We said no thank-you & they were a little rude about it,so my spouse said:I cannot afford this-do you have any idea how hard that I have to work for this 20.00?Sometimes we just feel that we are being asked to give too much!