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Issue 03: Bay Village City School District Tax Levy (additional)

Issue 3 on the Nov. 8 ballotBAY VILLAGE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICTProposed Tax Levy (Additional)A majority affirmative vote is necessar for passage.An additional tax for the benefit of Bay Village City School District for the purpose of current expenses at a rate not exceeding 7.2 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 72 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2022, first due in calendar year 2023.Propuesta para Recaudación de Impuestos (Adicional)Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Bay VillageSe requiere un voto afirmativo por mayoría para su aprobación.Un impuesto adicional que beneficiará al Distrito Escolar de la Ciudad de Bay Village con el fin de cubrir los gastos actuales a una tasa que no exceda los 7.2 milésimos por cada dólar de valoración, lo cual representa 72 centavos por cada cien dólares de valoración, por un período continuado de tiempo, comenzando en el 2022, con su primer vencimiento en el año calendario del 2023.Explanation: The Board of Education says that this levy would cost $252 per year for each $100,000 of home value and would generate $5,342,330 annually. Funds from the operating levy would be used to support programs to maintain the programming Bay Village School District offers its students. The district’s expenses have been higher than revenues for the past three years. Revenue shortfalls can be an indication of the need for additional revenue or budget cuts in order to balance the district’s budget. The last year the district had a levy on the ballot was in 2016.

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According to the Board of Educatio, the district spends nearly 74% of its funds directly on classroom instruction, placing it third (ahead of Orange, Chagrin Falls, Rocky River, Solon, Westlake and Beachwood) out of 22 Northeast Ohio area school districts. With a 97% graduation rate and more than 80% of students participating in athletics, activities and arts, the district is consistently among the top 1% of Ohio’s 924 public school districts, according to Public School Review. Funds from the operating levy would be used to support continuation of district programs and to continue to support classroom instruction. And the school system’s high national and state ranking is a strong selling point for prospective homebuyers.
Passage of this levy would increase property taxes in Bay Village by about $252/year for each $100,000 of home valuation. And this levy is continuing, not limited in its time period. The levy could be delayed by cutting costs, including increasing class size and cutting staff and programs.