Voters in Old Fort approve income tax

OLD FORT – A 1 percent renewal income tax levy was approved for the Old Fort Local School District, according to unofficial results Tuesday.

Voters approved the levy 333-163.

The levy is to generate $435,000 a year. The money is to pay for the district’s current funding.

Superintendent Jude Meyers said from the unofficial results, the district is extremely pleased.

“There are still some tough decisions ahead, but this ensures us that we are to have the same revenue,” Meyers said. “Without it, it would have been a devastating hit for the district.”

Meyers thanked voters.

“Our report card is an indicator that we are doing tremendous things,” he said previously.

Old Fort Local School District received an “A” for overall value-added and an “A” for all indicators met. For graduation rates for four years and five years, the district also received “A”s.

The district also is working at being cost effective by sharing administrators and teachers with the Bettsville Local School District.

Meyers had said that they are continuing to look for ways to save money, such as a potential solar energy project.

“We are going outside of the box, we are not leaving any stones unturned,” he said.