Levy renewed for Upper schools

UPPER SANDUSKY – Voters approved a renewal income tax levy for the Upper Sandusky Exempted Village School District Tuesday.

The levy, a 1.25-percent income tax renewal, is to generate $2.6 million.

Votes for the levy totaled 1,784 in favor and 1,207 against, according to unofficial results.

The levy was originally passed in 2005 for the purpose of going into the general funds.

Superintendent Mike Eaglowski had said the funds are to go towards building repairs, buying computers and other technology, salaries, textbooks, and other ordinary operating costs a school might need.

“The money that this levy generates is a significant portion of our budget, and it is extremely important to our operation of the district,” Eaglowski had said in a district newsletter. “Like many other industries, we are experience large increases to our expenditures such as health insurance, and transportation costs.”

In the last fiscal year, the deficit spending was about $800,000, according to the newsletter.

Eaglowski could not be reached for further comments Tuesday.