H-L vote encouraged
When my wife, Heather, and I were searching for our first home 15 years ago, we targeted the Hopewell-Loudon School District because of the school’s excellent academic reputation and the pride the community has in its school. It did not take us long to discover Hopewell-Loudon is filled with hard-working, passionate staff, along with an administration that really cares about the students.
In fiscal year 2011, the district spent $7,796.85 per pupil, placing it 10th lowest in the state, when the average was $9,575.29.
In fiscal year 2012, the district spent $7,732.56 per pupil, placing it 16th lowest in the state, when the average was $9,983.68.
This was with more than 600 schools reporting. In spite of a lower budget, the district was able to achieve an “excellent” rating from the Ohio Department of Education over three consecutive years.
I am proud to send my two children to Hopewell-Loudon knowing they are receiving a high-quality education and, in light of these facts, I strongly encourage district residents to vote “yes” May 6 to renew the 5-year levy that expires this December. It will not increase your current property tax. It also will not affect the 10 percent rollback, 2.5 percent homesite rollback or the homestead credit.