Voters say no to Ross schools tax hike

Voters say no to Ross schools tax hike

According to the district, the defeat of the levy will elevate the specific college activity “base participation fee” to $825 for every sport with no specific scholar or family members price cap per university year.

Voter approval of the new school tax would have witnessed person sports activities payment per university student charged at $150 per sport with an individual cap of $300 with a family fee cap of $450.

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The Ross Board of Education has by now voted to position the exact proposed tax increase on the November ballot.

Ross Educational facilities Superintendent Chad Konkle told the Journal-News Tuesday evening: “The Ross Community School District is upset in the end result of the August 2 levy.”

“We were being hopeful for a acquire but will continue on to combat for our learners in long run levy tries.”

Months in the past, the school board launched a statement justifying the tax hike request noting: “The district has substantially slice fees for the duration of the final two many years.”

“Last year $600,000 was slice, and this 12 months $700,000 was slice. Sad to say, we are not ready to reduce our way back again to monetary balance since this is not a paying out difficulty, but instead a profits trouble. The state of Ohio sights Ross as a rich local community. Simply because of that, they have diminished their contributions and hope residents to more aggressively fund their educational institutions.”

Konkle mentioned additional finances cuts will now arrive in the wake of the levy reduction.