Franklin Local Schools Reaction to Failed Levy

by Miriah Turner on May 7, 2014 at 6:56 am

The Permanent Improvement Levy for the Franklin Local School District was voted down last night during the Primary.

The levy was placed on the ballot with the hopes that $327,581 dollars would be generated to provide repairs which would last five years or more.

"We sent home a letter to all of the parents that stated how our current permanent improvement levy of 2 mills has been reduced by the county auditors office to .644 mills," said Sharon McDermott, Superintendent for Franklin Local Schools. "So for the residential home owner the collection has been reduced over the years since 1980 when it first passed."

In order to keep children safe, plans were already in the works to repair a section of the Duncan Falls Elementary School roof as well as purchasing two buses.

"We’re going to have to renew in the fall our current levy…because we really need that to help with our expenses. So it may not purchase two or three buses a year, it might purchase just one bus a year. So we’re going to ask for a renewal of that, said McDermott.

To learn more about the levy you can visit the website