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Leipsic schools to take renewal to voters

August 24. 2013 11:53PM
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LEIPSIC — Leipsic schools will take a renewal levy back to voters in November and hope for the same support it has had for the past 20 years.

The school board has taken the first vote needed to put an operating renewal on the ballot. The board will meet and vote again before the Aug. 8 deadline to officially get on the November ballot.

The levy raises $425,000 a year for operations. Treasurer David Miller expects the millage to be about 4 mills. The funds are critical to the district.

“It is very important,” Miller said. “It represents a little over 10 percent of our general fund revenue.”

The five-year levy first appeared on the ballot in 1993. The current levy expires at the end of 2014. The district is going to voters early to allow for two additional requests if needed.

“This is the first opportunity we have,” Miller said. “If it would ultimately fail, we would have to make whatever cuts were necessary.”

Miller said the district has never had trouble getting support for the levy request from voters.

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