The West Muskingum Board of Education will be hosting two public meetings in January to talk about school funding. Superintendent Marvin Wourms says the meetings will address the emergency operating levy that expires at the end of next year. Wourms says the levy generates 600-thousand dollars a year. It was first passed in 1993 and renewed in 1998. Wourms sys the board has discussed placing the renewal of the levy, currently at two-point-six mills, on the May ballot. Or, the board has discussed replacing it with an income tax that would raise 600-thousand dollars a year. Either way the board wants the public’s input. The first public forum is Monday January 6th at the Hopewell elementary building. The second meeting is Monday January 20th at Richey elementary. Both meetings start at 7 p.m.