Issue 3: The District's Levy Request
New Albany-Plain Local Schools has placed an 8.9 mill combination levy on the November 2014 ballot - listed as Issue 3. A combination of a 6.9 mill operating levy and a 2.0 mill permanent improvement levy, Issue 3 is necessary to maintain our current educational programming.
The Case for Issue 3
•The funds from this levy continue current class sizes, services, programs and needed repairs, and provide the current programming to a growing student population.•The 2012 levy covered the need for new funds for the past two school years, and this planned 2014 levy raises the funds needed for the next two years.•By law, levies collect a set dollar amount that does not increase with student enrollment or increased home values.•Additional funds are required over the next two years to cover the costs of 200 new students, more teachers and staff to keep class sizes at current levels, and increases in fixed costs, such as fuel and utilities.•NAPLS has contained $12 million in costs since 2011, while spending wisely. The district spends the average amount per student while receiving the lowest state support in Franklin County.
Learn More About...
... the cost of the levy to taxpayers.
... the basics of state and local funding for New Albany Schools.
... the necessary cuts and reductions that may occur.
... cost saving measures NAPLS has taken in the past three years.
... how state law forces school districts to return to the ballot.
... how levies work in the state of Ohio.
... the district's 10-year plan for permanent improvements.
... common answers to questions about Issue 3.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 4, 2014