Wednesday was Candidates Night at Tiffin Middle School, where the community was able to hear about local issues, including presentations on Tiffin City Schools' renewal levy and Mohawk Local School District's additional permanent improvement levy.
Tiffin City Schools' issue is a 1-mill permanent improvement levy that has been renewed the last six times, said Kelly Hohman, marketing director for North Central Ohio Educational Service Center.
The levy would generate $210,000 annually and be used for improvements to school facilities.
The levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $1.19 a month or $14.30 a year.
In the past, the funds have been used to pay for for building repairs, buses, playground equipment, kitchen equipment, resurfacing parking lots and tennis courts, and security devices. The levy is not for salaries, fringe benefits, teaching materials or day-to-day operations of the schools, Hohman said.
"The levy is important to have and to make sure students are well cared for and to make their learning environment safe as possible," she said.
Also on the agenda was a presentation by Ken Ratliff, superintendent of Mohawk Local School District.
On the ballot is a five-year, 1.5-mill levy to provide funds for permanent improvements, Ratliff said.
This levy would generate $176,392 annually, with $125,000 used for heating, cooling and roof repairs and the remaining for instructional technology.
The levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $45.94 per year,.
"This levy is not for salaries or benefits," Ratliff said.