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Even though the calendar says June, Toledo Public School
officials are already planning for November.
Wednesday morning, the TPS
school board's finance committee is expected to
recommend a 6.5 mill renewal levy, to generate $13.3 million a year for the
next five years.
"The state has had to cut back, and even the
federal government has cut back, and so we have to count on all the money we
have," Board member Bob Vasquez said. "And to avoid further cutbacks, we are
depending on this renewal passing."
Adams, the chairman of the finance committee, says the district is already
counting on the levy renewal in its 5-year forecast. She thinks the district
could face a $13 million budget deficit in 2014, even with a November levy
"What ends up
happening is that you end up having to cut service to students," Adams said. "Our
primary goal is to make sure we are providing a quality education for the
students of Toledo Public Schools."
members want all voters to know that the levy would not cost them any more
money than they're already paying, and they'll likely launch a levy campaign in
"Whether they have children in the school
district or not, it's going to help us to have a better community," Adams
added. "It's going to help us to be stable."
bound to the finance committee's possible recommendation, the school board
could vote on June 25 to put the levy on the November 5 ballot.