Norwalk school board split on levy options

Board members will meet Tuesday in hopes of reaching a unanimous decision.
Cary Ashby
Jul 22, 2013
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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.

Comments

swiss family

In school , the teach that "NO" means "NO"......what part of that doesn't the school board get???? do we need to look at the salaries that are being paid out again... NOT teachers salaries, but so many of the others???lets just keep in mind, that when they pay yearly salaries...BEFORE they get to the level of teachers, they have paid out nearly A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS !!!!! maybe the public would be more willing to believe that you need money for the schools, when you address that situation..in my opinion

JACKEL

The chances are pretty slim now that the 2.3% Bozo Health Care Tax is in effect.Whoops, we aren't supposed to know that, but some dummy read the bill,finally.Then a retailer exposed it on his register tape.But it only applies to selected items like,sporting goods,coal,gas guzzler cars.vaccines,medical devices.of course the rich people's limos are exempt.Now before you go all crazy go to IRS Chapter 5,510.IRS.gov/publications