A school levy is a tax on property that is collected to support schools in Ohio. There are two basic kinds of levies or issues: operating levies, which support the operation of a school district; and bond issues, which support construction and maintenance of a school district’s real property.
Emergency Levy - funds go directly into the general fund to pay for day to day operations such as salaries, benefits, utlities, instructional material/supplies, academic programs, etc.
Emergency Levy #1
- First approved in May 1982
- Last passed November 8, 2016 for 5 years
Emergency Levy #2 & Emergency Levy #3 were combined in November 2019
- First approved in February 1987 and May 1995
- Combined total $2,106,398 ($791,000 + $1,315,398)
- Last passed on November 5th, 2019
- Renewal needed in 2024
Permanent Improvement Levy - funds go directly into the Permanent Improvement Fund and can be used to acquire, construct, or improve permanent improvements with an expected useful life of five years or more. Example: furniture, textbooks, buses, roof repairs.
- First approved in November 1990
- Not to exceed 4 mills (approximately $700,000 per year)
- Last passed November 4, 2014 for 5 years
- Renewal needed in 2019