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March 17 Substitute Emergency Levy

I am providing information about Beavercreek City Schools' ballot issue to substitute a 9.85-mill levy for an existing 9.85 mill emergency levy on March 17, to continue funding the daily operations of the district. There are NO new taxes or increases with the passage of this levy. The existing levy was last approved as an emergency operating levy in 2015 and the taxes are already being collected.

This critical levy would continue to generate approximately $18.5 million annually for the district. We are asking for this levy to be continuous due to the increasing burden of unfunded state and federal mandates placed on the district. In addition, we are experiencing rising student enrollment and we recognize that the cost to educate our children will not decrease in the foreseeable future. The conversion of this levy to a substitute levy allows the district to capture new revenue growth in our community without negatively impacting current residents and business owners (NO increase i…

Giving Thanks

The district is a little quiet this week as our students enjoy time off with their friends and family. Modified exam schedules, testing windows, and adjustments to daily class schedules await when school resumes on December 2nd. As a father with three children in the district, I am encouraging my family to relax and enjoy Fall Break as much as possible - next month will be a whirlwind!
Even with busy times ahead, we should pause to think about the things we are thankful for. Each and every person in this community is blessed with something that gives life purpose and brings meaning to every day. Family, friends, good health, and a career that allows me to experience the successes of our students each and every day, are just a few blessings on my list, what about you? Take time this week to reflect upon your life and all the outstanding people in it who mean so much. I bet you’ll be surprised how many there are.
I would be remiss if I didn’t express gratitude toward the Beavercreek co…

Looking Ahead to March 2020

The Beavercreek City School district will place a substitute emergency levy on the March 17, 2020 ballot. The levy will be worth approximately $18.5 million, which represents a little more than 18% of the school district’s entire operating budget. If approved by the Beavercreek community, the levy would begin collecting January 1, 2022.

This levy was originally passed in 2015 as a typical emergency operating levy, meaning that it would have to be renewed every five years. The Board of Education has decided to ask the community to approve it as a substitute emergency levy, which would make it permanent. The levy would require newcomers to pay the same tax rate as current residents, which creates revenue growth for the school district over time. 
If passed, revenue collected from the levy would pay for operational expenses, such as utilities, instructional supplies, bus fuel, and salaries. Passage of this levy will help keep the district on solid ground financially, which will allow our s…