M-U levy on ballot Nov. 3

Staff reports

WEST MILTON — Voters in West Milton can expect see a renewal levy on the ballot Nov. 3.

Milton-Union Treasurer Kay Altenburger said the levy helps the school with operating expenses and as-needed items for students.

“The money generated from the levy is used primarily for technology and the replacement of buses,” she said.

The five-year 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 millage has remained the same since it was originally passed. It brings in approximately $380,000 per year.

The renewal money is also used to replace other district-owned vehicles, 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.

Though the levy does not raise more money than in 1991, the cost of buses has more than tripled and the need for technologically-savvy instruction is ever-increasing, school officials explained.


Staff reports