Rossford levy to pay for new schools PDF Print E-mail
Written by DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Staff Writer   
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:32
ROSSFORD - The tax bite of a $32.2 million bond levy to build new elementary schools would cost taxpayers more because of the just passed state budget.
Monday afternoon the Board of Education took the final step to put the 37-year, 4.6-mill on the November ballot.
Treasurer Jamie Rossler said the levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $161 a year.
Because of the elimination of the state's homestead tax rollback in the just passed state budget, that's about $20 more a year than it would have been. That rollback had reduced the cost of levies by 12.5 percent, Rossler said.
"It would be a lot cheaper," he said.
The levy would fund the first stage of a two-phase plan that would result in almost all new school facilities in the district.
After months of study, public meetings and surveys, a district's master plan steering committee devise the plan.
The first phase calls for a new school for pre-kindergarten through second grade on the site of Eagle Hills Elementary School and a new grade 3 through 5 school on the site of Indian Hills Elementary.
If the money is approved, construction on the new Indian Hills site would begin next year. When that school is completed the new Eagle Point school would be built.
Once that's completed the plan calls for the construction of a new 6 through 12 facility. That secondary school will be built on the downtown site now used for the senior and junior high and would retain the building's historic façade and used some space from the existing building.
Separate financing would need to be secured for the secondary school.

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