May 4 - Zero Tax Increase Ballot Issue
On The Ballot
Beavercreek is on the May 4, 2021 ballot for an 8.7 mill 5-year renewal levy.
How Much Will Taxes Increase?
This ballot issue, if passed, will result in a zero tax increase for residents.
What Happens If It Passes?
If it passes, funding provided by the passage of this ballot issue would continue to help fund the day-to-day operations of our schools, such as teachers, technology, utilities, and classroom supplies.
The ballot issue is a request that will help us to continue to create a student-centered, inclusive learning environment through innovative opportunities that inspire and empower all to lead and serve.
What Happens If It Fails?
The need does not go away and it only places our district closer to a funding cliff and we will have to prepare to make cuts and reductions in anticipation of another ballot request.
- With the funding expiring in 2021 and because planning for the next school year begins in early 2021, the district will have to enact millions of dollars in cuts if the May levy fails, drastically decreasing the level of educational programming and service ahead of the 2021-22 school year.
- School districts are not legally permitted to enact substantial cuts in the middle of the school year, which is why even though the current levy does not expire until December 2021, cuts will have to be made sooner.
How Much Is The Levy Worth
The levy is worth $18,517,600.00 - approximately 18% of the district's operating budget.
It Is A Renewal - Not Permanent
If the levy is passed on May 4, it will need to be renewed every 5 years by voters or it will expire.