Collins Career Center levy is investment in futurePublished 9:53am Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) strongly encourages residents of the Collins Career Center Joint Vocational School District (JVS) to vote for the permanent improvement levy on March 6.
It is a renewal of an expired 0.50 mill levy, which will keep quality career-technical programs that prepare people for today’s jobs.
This improvement levy is a modest increase of $7.88 per year on a $50,000 home value. The career center will experience a catastrophic deficit that would require drastic cuts in 2014, is this levy does not pass.
It is the same issue that was passed in 1994, but went off of the tax books in 2010.
This improvement levy is needed to pay for upkeep, renovations and additions to aging school facilities, as well as equipment improvements.
Voting yes for this levy will help avoid dramatic cuts in district programs and layoffs. That’s why on March 6, OSBA urges residents of the Collins Career Center JVS District to vote FOR the permanent improvement levy. It is a much-needed investment in your schools and community.
Rick Lewis is the executive director of the Ohio School Boards Association in Columbus. He can be reached at (614) 540-4000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.