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
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.