CLYDE - Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District is seeking passage of a renewal levy to fund permanent improvements.
According to information from Seneca County Board of Elections, the district is seeking renewal of a five-year, 1.5-mill permanent improvement levy.
"It's a renewal and not a new tax," Superintendent Gregg Elchert said.
Elchert said the levy generated $230,000 last year, and he thinks it will be slightly less this year. The money is used for school bus and van purchases, instruments for high school band, textbooks and maintaining up-to-date technology, he said.
Elchert, who is retiring effective Dec. 31, said the annual cost to the owner of a $100,000 home is $21.79. The cost to a person who is 65 or older with the homestead exemption is $16.49, he said.
"(The levy) goes back into the 1980s," he said.
The levy expires at the end of the year.
Elchert said if it doesn't pass in November, the district will lost about $30,000 in state reimbursement because as long as it is a renewal, the state continues to reimburse the district for some of the loss of tangible personal property tax. If it fails in November and the district has to put it back on the ballot next spring, it will have to go on the ballot as a new levy, he said.
"If it's new, we lose that state reimbursement," he said.