Bethel OK’s school levies

By Cecilia Fox -

BETHEL TWP. — Voters in Bethel Township approved two renewal levies for the Bethel Local Schools District.

Both levies passed with nearly 60 percent of the vote; 837 total votes were cast.

“Once again the Bethel community has stepped up and shown their support for their students, teachers and staff. Providing a quality education for their children has always been one of their highest priorities

The first of the renewal levies, an operating levy, will generate about $1 million for the general management of the school district, including costs associated with curriculum, supplies, furniture, maintenance, transportation and staff salaries.

The $200,000 acquired through the capital improvement levy is used for building repairs, which are costly due to maintaining a 100-year-old building.

“These financial resources will enable us to efficiently manage the day to day operations of our growing district,” Potter added. “As the superintendent, I am humbled and encouraged by their financial sacrifice and commitment to ensure that Bethel Local Schools is ‘A Great Place to BEE!’”

While the district is nearing the completion date for its new high school wing, it has also been putting capital improvement dollars to work on its older buildings. Money from that levy has been used to upgrade the elementary school library, replace crumbling lintels and repair sub-floors, improve the baseball fields and refurbish the high school gym.

By Cecilia Fox

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