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SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -
In January, the Springfield
Local Board of Education revealed plans to put a new 5.9 mill operating levy on
the May ballot, but now the board is backing down and reconsidering its original
A couple of factors have
come into play.
Ohio Governor John
Kasich's new budget calls for a 38 percent increase in state funding for
the district. That amounts to $1.2 million.
"We're waiting to make
sure the full budget increase is approved by the general assembly, and then
watch tax revenue come in and decide if we need to pursue [the levy] again,"
said District Treasurer Ryan Lockwood.
Then there's a staff
audit, which will reveal if the Springfield district is okay as is, overstaffed,
"If we increase
staff, we'll need more money to do so," Lockwood explained.
The staff audit should
be complete by early April.
Toledo News Now talked to support the board postponing any levy action until
the financial picture is a little more clear.
"If I have to pay
taxes to have my son have a good education, I'm all for it," said Jill Puhlman.
"If they're going to throw money away, then no."
Lockwood said if the
district decides to go to the voters for money, the earliest that could occur