Terra Goodnight · August 7, 2013
All ten attempts failed.Even by historical standards, this is a shockingly high failure rate. Typically 35% of requests for additional funds succeed. Most of these districts will be back on the ballot in November, which represents the last chance to get a tax change in effect for 2014. Unfortunately, their task will now be even harder. In November, the same levies will now cost homeowners up to 14% more thanks to a change — enacted in the state budget and signed into law by Governor Kasich — that eliminates Ohio’s longstanding property tax rollback. If these districts fail again in November, the consequences for some will be dire. As we outlined yesterday, three will no longer offer all-day, every-day kindergarten. Four will have eliminated non-core course offerings, eight will have reduced bus transportation and none will have imposed steep – as high as $750 per student – fees for activities and sports.
Tagged in these Policy Areas: K-12 Education