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school leaders are calling it the most aggressive levy campaign ever. They
teamed up with dozens of volunteers Wednesday to start the fight to get a levy
renewed by voters.
Public Schools unveiled a new sign for the campaign. It reads, "For TPS – A new
beginning…Not a new tax."
also the theme of the campaign that was unveiled Wednesday night, when parents
and even students showed they're united to reverse the trend of levies failing
at the polls.
co-chairs were named: Rhonda Sewell of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
System and Denny Johnson, president of Brooks Insurance.
can tell you three things: We are going to work together, we are going to get
the word out, and we are going to win," Sewell said.
promised to get businesses behind the levy.
can tell you that schools are part of the economic backbone of a community, and
specifically our community," he said. "Good schools protect property values.
Good schools help create good jobs."
board member Lisa Sobecki said $7 million in cuts might have to be made if this
renewal levy fails in November.
was the first time a levy campaign kickoff was followed by a large
brainstorming session. Fifty volunteers joined the levy committee to begin to
is a prime example of individuals getting behind education and saying, ‘We're
here to serve. What role can we play?'" said Interim Superintendent Dr. Romules
leaders say this is also the earliest they've ever launched a renewal levy
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