PERRYSBURG, OH (TOLEDO NEWS NOW) - The current levy in Perrysburg Schools brings in $7 million. But with $3 million in state funding cuts, the district will now be asking for a four-year levy that brings in $10 million the first year and increases $975,000 each year after that.
The school board approved the next step for the levy on Monday, which is to send it to the Wood County auditor so a millage can be determined for each year.
Perrysburg Superintendent Tom Hosler says if the levy fails, it could mean larger class sizes, fewer extra curriculars, even a reduction in teachers and staff.
"When this levy went on in 2008, our expenditures have increased one half of one percent," Hosler said. "So the board has been very good about keeping the reigns very tight on spending. During that same time, we've grown almost 250 students and we've cut staff 6 percent"
The cost to the owner of $200,000 home is expected to be $26.08 a month.
The levy needs to be certified by the Wood County Board of Elections by August 8. Once the school board gets the millage amount from the county auditor, they will likely approve it just in time on August 7 at a work session.
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