10 Reasons to Vote YES on the School Levy
10. State cuts by the legislation ($
700,346 in 2003 and Phase-out of Inventory tax, $6.4 million at the rate of $500,000 per year for the next 12 years).
9. Since 1991,
an additional 1,750 students have enrolled without an increase in the tax rate.
8. Westerville City Schools spends below the state average
on per pupil expenditures:
Albany $ 9,106
Groveport $ 8,625
Hilliard $ 8,366
STATE AVERAGE: $ 8,073
Olentangy $ 7,902
schools maintain or increase property values. According to Joe Testa: Increase in home value in the Westerville City
School District was 4.3% each year, for 3 years, 1999-2001. A $100,000 home is projected to increase $4,300 each year.
6. Class sizes
at schools are growing and additional staff cannot be hired without additional funds.
of current buildings:
16 elementary schools
4 middle schools
3 high schools
Neglect of timely maintenance can result in higher costs
in the long run.
City Schools is the Westerville areas largest employer. Our schools support our district from employee taxes.
thousand students need quality education
2. The levy will raise $15.9 million a year for our children's
1. Community, Value, and Pride