Tiffin City Schools is seeking renewal of a levy that funds permanent improvements.
A five-year, 1.0-mill levy for permanent improvements is to be on the Nov. 6 ballot, according to Seneca County Board of Elections.
Superintendent Donald Coletta said officials are asking people to continue to support the district's permanent improvement fund as they have since 1977. It is a renewal levy, he said.
"It is not going to change the existing millage or tax rates," he said.
Coletta said the levy first was approved in 1977 and has been approved an additional six times. The levy, which generates about $210,000 annually, expires at the end of the year, he said.
The annual cost to the owner of a $100,000 home is about $14.30.
Coletta said permanent improvement levy funds can be used for the maintenance of facilities, construction, capital improvements and equipment that has a life expectancy of more than five years.
"It cannot be used for salaries, fringe benefits, teaching materials or day-to-day operations of schools. ... The money from the PI funds maintain every school building in the district," he said.
Permanent improvement funds have paid for installation of security systems, the upgrading of art facilities, resurfacing of the tennis courts, repair and replacement of school buses and asphalt in parking lots, replacement of sidewalks and the purchase of computers, technology, food service's point-of-sale equipment, playground equipment, lawn mowers and musical instruments.
"Every department and every building has been affected positively with PI funds," Coletta said.
Coletta said Tiffin City Schools' buildings and land are valued at more than $50 million. The levy is an investment in maintaining the district's facilities and property, he said.
The levy would have to go back on the ballot if it fails, he said.