It happens to all of us from time to time. It happened to us this summer ... three unexpected expenses - two entrance doors and a lawn mower. No matter how well you plan, unexpected expenses crop up.
The same is true for our school system. Unexpected expenses come about and with a school system investment of over $50,000,000 in buildings and land, and the safety and well-being of 2,800 students, those expenses can be formidable.
For those reasons, Tiffin City Schools has a permanent improvement levy, which supplies approximately $210,000 a year to cover these expenses. A permanent improvement levy can only be used for permanent improvements - investments that last five years or longer. Funds from permanent improvement levies cannot be used for salaries or benefits, teaching materials or day-to-day operations.
This permanent improvement levy first was passed in 1977 and has been renewed six times since then. This is a not a new levy and will not add any expenses to a resident that they aren't currently paying. The renewal of this levy is necessary for Tiffin City Schools to continue to fund those unexpected expenses. It is not a new tax.
Won't you join me and vote "yes" for the renewal of the permanent improvement levy? You just don't know when our schools will need to replace a school bus, a bank of computers, or an entrance door and a lawn mower.