Milton-Union asking for levy renewal

WEST MILTON — The Milton-Union board of education approved adding a renewal levy to the November ballot.

The levy was first passed in 1991 at a rate not exceeding 3.9 mills for each $1 dollar of valuation, which amounts to 39 cents for each $100.

“The levy generates approximately $387,000 per year,” superintendent Ginny Rammel said.

The renewal money is used to replace district-owned vehicles such as school buses, as well as hardware and software for technology.

Additionally, the money also pays for parking lot resurfacing, maintenance of the athletic fields and compliance software among other items needed by the district.

“While the levy does not raise more money than in 1991, the cost of buses has more than tripled and the need for technology-infused instruction is ever-increasing,” Rammel said.

Voters will decide on the renewal levy Nov. 3.