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Issue 3 - 3.9 mil Operating Levy

 
The Chardon Schools have an important tax levy (ISSUE 3) on the May 8, 2018 Ballot. State budget cuts, combined with the failed November 2017 operating levy, have forced the district to start spending more than it is receiving - drawing on its small reserve and forcing a return to the ballot in May, 2018. 
 
  • Beginning with the 2017-18 school year,  the state of Ohio has cut funding to Chardon Schools by $1 million per year by changing Ohio tax laws.  This funding cut will continue every year going forward
  • The district is reconfiguring grade levels and consolidating buildings in response to declining enrollment and loss of revenue.  We are eliminating two elementary schools beginning with the 2018-19 school year, which will save the district money over the long term by reducing the number of employees, while maintaining programs and services for students
  • Passage of the levy, combined with reconfiguration and consolidation, will ensure a stable fiscal and organizational future for the district

Details on the district's finances, enrollment data, and comparisons with other districts can be found HERE

 
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