Renewal Levy with no new taxes and no holding parents hostage over things like busing and activities fees!Although I would love to comment on the recent teacher complaint, I will not.
As a Boro HS teacher with more than 15 years of experience, I fully support the School Board and in private, most of the teachers do as well.
A few teachers are attempting to hijack the District for selfish economic gain. We do not need another levy.
Rarely do we see elected officials get to work, doing what's right for our schools and community,just like they said they would put our children first if elected! But now it is proven that Mrs. Kohls, Mr.Rigano, and Mr.Petroni are among those rare elected officials who actually practice responsible spending, getting better each year in keeping Springboro both safe and affordable and a great place to live, work, learn and play sports!
Springboro Board of Education Votes in Favor of $9.2 Million Levy for Fall Ballot
Springboro, Ohio (June 20, 2013)—At yesterday evening’s meeting, the Springboro Community City Schools Board of Education (BOE) voted in favor of placing a $9.2 million levy on the November ballot, according to Kelly Kohls, board president.
“We want to underscore that this is a renewal levy, and we are not asking for new money. As a result, taxes will not be raised for residents,” said Kohls.“The renewal is necessary to continue to fund the academic programs that have helped our school district achieve an Excellent with Distinction rating. We are committed to operating the district within the budget that Springboro taxpayers have approved. With the renewal levy, the board believes the district will be sustainable until 2017.”
This renewal levy announcement comes while negotiations are in progress between the Springboro BOE and the Springboro Education Association (SEA), the union representing the teachers and support staff employees.
“The board and administration have worked diligently together to manage the budget,” Kohls added.“By applying fiscally prudent measures across the school district, we have been able to reinstate textbook purchasing, technology upgrades, bus replacements and facility improvements. We have also provided necessary intervention at the elementary grade level, as well as enhanced services for gifted children.”
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