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Substitute Emergency Property Tax Levy on November 2019 ballot

 On November 5, 2019, the Genoa Area Local School District will ask taxpayers to approve a $1,025,000 substitute emergency property tax levy.  It is important to understand this levy is a RENEWAL and will not increase taxes of current taxpayers. Current taxpayers would continue to pay the same amount of taxes per year.  Revenue generated from the levy will fund day-to-day operational expenses such as utilities, building supplies and maintenance, bus fuel and maintenance, purchased services and personnel. 

What is the Substitute Emergency Property Tax Levy?

·         The substitute emergency levy is not a new tax to the community.

·         It substitutes for the current emergency levy originally passed in May, 2015, that is set to expire at the end of December 2020.

·         It is essentially the same as the current traditional emergency levy but it will capture new revenue growth on new construction of real property (residential homes and businesses).

·         It is a renewal levy that is set to be renewed every 5 years.

What Are The Benefits?

·         It simply collects additional revenue on new real property construction without increasing the existing taxpayer’s tax obligation. (all other active levies currently do this) 

When there is new construction (residential homes or businesses) within our district, the new construction would bring in additional income.  NEW CONSTRUCTION WOULD ALLOW THE CURRENT VALUE OF THE EMERGENCY LEVY TO GROW, WHILE REDUCING THE AMOUNT NEEDED FOR FUTURE LEVIES.

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FY20-21 Biennial Budget Bill

Governor Dewine's biennial budget for FY 2020-21 House Bill 166 has been approved.

Highlights of the biennial budget pertaining to our district are the following:


  1. FOUNDATION FUNDING

NO INCREASE IN CURRENT PER PUPIL FUNDING AMOUNT ($6,020)

OUR DISTRICT CONTINUES TO BE PROVIDED A "GUARANTEED" SET AMOUNT OF FUNDING (NO INCREASE/NO DECREASE)


           2. STUDENT WELLNESS & SUCCESS FUNDING

           $91,376 IN FY20 & $130,290 IN FY21

          3. BUS PURCHASING

                                $20 MILLION SET ASIDE FOR BUS PURCHASES BETWEEN ALL OHIO DISTRICTS


Non House Bill 166 items of interest

                                CUPP/PATTERSON SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN INTRODUCED AS ITS OWN STAND ALONE HOUSE BILL 305.

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San-Ott Insurance Consortium meetings

San-Ott Insurance Consortium meetings are scheduled to be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. at Vanguard Vocational School administrative offices, 1306 Cedar Street, Fremont Ohio 43420.

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FY20 SPECIAL EDUCATION BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING
A public hearing on the fiscal year 2021 Special Education Part B-IDEA Federal grant funding will be held at 5:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday July 21, 2020 prior to the regular monthly board meeting.  At the hearing information on the annual special education budget will be made available for discussion and comments from the general public will be allowed.  

History of Charter/Community School Cost

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/04/13-questions-scare-charter-school-advocates.html