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Napoleon schools consider an income tax

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Dr. Stephen Fogo said the school district needs more revenue to prevent layoffs. Dr. Stephen Fogo said the school district needs more revenue to prevent layoffs.

NAPOLEON, OH (Toledo News Now) – The Napoleon school district is planning to put an earned income tax on a ballot for voters sometime in the future.

The district is looking at a 0.5 percent earned income tax, which is expected to raise over a million dollars for the school if approved. Superintendent Stephen Fogo said that money is needed to prevent severe cuts.

"That's where 80 percent of our money goes is [for] people," he said. "There's really no way to make cuts without effecting people somehow, so unfortunately, yes, that would mean teacher layoffs."

The idea of the levy is still in review, but the money it could potentially generate would be used solely for school operating costs.

Fogo said the plan to move forward with the  new elementary school building will be unaffected.

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