Invest in local schools

Voters in the Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District will be asked to support an emergency operating levy to avoid deficit spending in the coming years.

The levy would generate $1 million annually over the next 10 years for day-to-day expenses, such as personnel, school security, transportation and utilities. The owner of a $100,000 home would pay $147 per year.

The district has taken on significant expenses to enhance school security, including adding a school resource officer, installing emergency door locks and upgrading security cameras. It also has made significant investments in technology, including elementary computer labs and continuing the 1:1 Chromebook program.

It’s been 14 years since the district asked voters to approve new operating funds.

Continuing to invest in your local schools is a wise decision that ensures a strong community.

Rick Lewis, chief executive officer

Ohio School Boards Association