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Levy Question of the Day

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April 29

Why doesn't our district receive more money from the state?
A major factor is district income and property wealth. The Beavercreek City School District is ranked 562, that is among the top ten percent in terms of wealth. The current school funding formula gives less money to schools in communities considered to be more wealthy.

 
April 26
What will the district use the new money for if the May 7 operating levy is approved?
After implementation of approved reductions, the new revenue would sustain services and programs offered to our students and community starting with the 2019-2020 school year.
April 24
The permanent improvement levy is 1 mill but collects at .45 mills, why?
Since the levy is a renewal, it keeps the same ballot language from when it was first passed in 1989 - 1 mill. 
It collects at .45 mills because growth creates rollback, the millage rate decreases slightly for each taxpayer in order to collect the same dollar amount approved in 1989.
April 20
How much do district administrators make per year?
The average administrator salary is $94,307, the lowest among our most similar districts. The average in these districts is $95,242 with the highest being Dublin City Schools at $97,426.
April 18

How much do Beavercreek teachers make per year?
The average teacher salary is $69,440. Compared to our most similar districts, that is below the average of $71,722. Dublin City Schools is the highest at $85,063, Milford Exempted Village is the lowest at $67,647.

 
April 17
When is the next public meeting about school funding and the May 7 levies?
May 2 starting at 6p in the Beavercreek High School auditorium.
April 16th
When are the polls open on May 7th?
6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
April 15
I hear there are new school funding formulas being discussed by lawmakers. How will they affect our district?
It is too early to tell. Each proposed formula would provide our district additional money over a period of time. It is important to remember that we will know what a new funding formula means to our district only when and if it is signed into law.
April 14
How much growth does the district expect? How many students?
According to research firm Planning Advocates, projections indicate we will most likely see enrollment at 8,583 in ten years. Projections on the high end indicate 9,218 in ten years.
April 11
Salaries and benefits account for 83% of expenditures, how do other districts compare?
Among our most similar districts, Dublin City Schools is on the high end at 88% while Milford Exempted Village Schools is on the low end at 73%.
April 4
How much did the district spend on state mandated gifted services in 2017-2018?
$555,625.14...the state of Ohio only provided $330,813.44 for those services.
April 3
I cannot attend any of the public meetings that discuss the levies and school funding. Where can I find the information presented at those meetings?
Each meeting is recorded and posted with the presented information, click here.
April 2
In 2017 - 2018, how much did the district spend on state mandated special education services?
$19,515,425.06...the state of Ohio only provided $3,574,912.24 in funding for those services.
March 31
Can I vote early? If so, where and when?

Early voting begins April 9th at each county Board of Elections Office.

For more voter information including absentee voting:http://ow.ly/SgkK50oJHbH

March 30
I live in the district but need to register to vote. Where can I do that? Is there a deadline?
You have until April 8th to register or update your voter registration information for the May 7th election.
For more information: https://olvr.sos.state.oh.us/
March 29
Why do teacher salaries and benefits consume 83% of the district’s budget?
Public schools are people intensive organizations - our district is no exception. It requires a large number of highly trained professionals to meet the needs of our students.
March 28
How much is the May 7 permanent improvement levy worth? How much will it collect from taxpayers?
If renewed by voters, the levy will collect $861,193 per year.
March 27
Where are details about the district such as demographics, financial status, expenditure data, property valuation?
The Cupp Report is a comprehensive compilation of useful data from Ohio school districts...click the link below.
http://ow.ly/Feb950oiM7S
March 26

Why should I support the schools? My children graduated long ago.

As the schools go - so goes the community. Housing values and economic growth reflect school quality. Look at surrounding communities - housing values and economic growth declined as level of educational opportunities decreased. The viability of schools lead to qualified, dedicated employees. Schools improve a community's reputation, and resident retention.

March 25
When was the May 7 permanent improvement levy originally passed?
1989
March 24

How much does College Credit Plus cost our district?

In 2017-2018 the College Credit Plus program cost our district $539,000. In 2015-2016 it cost our district $129,000.

 

March 23

What is the difference between a permanent improvement levy and an operating levy?

Revenue from a permanent improvement levy can only pay for something that has a minimum five year life span such as asphalt, buses, paint, etc.
Revenue from an operating levy pays for items needed to run the district on a daily basis such as utilities, fuel, salaries, etc.

March 22
What percentage of the district's funding comes from our community, the state of Ohio, federal government?

Support for our district is 74.59% local, 25% state of Ohio, 0.41% federal.

March 21

How much aid do our schools receive from the state of Ohio?

Beavercreek City Schools receives $2,990 per pupil. Similar Ohio school districts receive $3,319 per pupil.

March 20
How much does it cost Beavercreek City Schools to educate a child?
On average, it costs Beavercreek City Schools $11,647 to educate one child every year.
March 19
How does House Bill 920 affect our district financially?
Click here for an excellent look at the impact House Bill 920 has on Ohio school districts - thank you to our friends at Kettering City Schools!
March 18
When was the last time Beavercreek City Schools asked voters for NEW money?
2013
March 17
How are the schools spending money? What is it being used for? Our district maintains and updates a Five Year Forecast for the purpose of projecting expenditures and revenues. You can access the Five Year Forecast by clicking here.
Also, Beavercreek City Schools is part of ohioceckbook.com that monitors and reports detailed budget information to the general public. You can access this service from the Ohio Treasurer, Robert Sprague, by clicking here
March 16
If the operating levy is approved, when will I begin paying? Residents that live within the Beavercreek City School District would begin paying in 2020.
March 15
Would the May 7 operating levy be permanent? - No, if approved by voters, the levy would collect for a period of five years. 
March 14
On average, how do my school taxes compare with districts in our area?
You can access and download that information by clicking here.
March 13
My home value is not $100k, how do I calculate how much the operating levy will cost me? The Greene County Auditor, David Graham, has provided an online tax tool to calculate estimated cost of the district's operating levy.
March 12
How much will the May 7 levies cost me? 
The 6.15 mill operating levy will cost $215 for every $100k of valuation.
The 1.0 mill permanent improvement levy is a renewal and passage will not raise your taxes.
March 11
Has the school district made any reductions or cuts before putting these levies on the ballot?
Yes, reductions were finalized and approved by the Board of Education during its February public meeting. Approximately $1.1 million in reductions have taken effect for school year 2018 - 2019 and $2.7 million dollars in reductions will take effect for school year 2019 - 2020. Please see the below PDF for specific reductions.