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back Elida school levy

We believe Elida Schools provide a solid educational experience. The Ohio Department of Education school report card supports our belief given they have rated Elida School District excellent three of the last five years. Delivering excellence requires ongoing support and resources. We cannot expect them to continue to perform at this level while simultaneously dealing with tremendous financial strain.

The district has lost millions in funding in both state aid and tangible personal property taxes.

The district has reduced many costs: energy conservation, paperless payroll, staff reductions, etc. We believe they have been responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. If their funds from the state had not been cut, they likely would not have to be on the ballot.

Letís demonstrate our continuing commitment to education. We are grateful for the support of peers and previous generations whose commitment to education provided our children with an excellent start in life. To senior citizens, empty-nesters, parents of older students, parents of private school students - itís our turn to provide that same unwavering support for the next generation. Please, go to the polls on Tuesday, May 7th and vote FOR the renewal and FOR the request for new funds. The children are counting on us!

We are local bankers that live in the district. We attended the 7th Annual Elida Schools Financial Summit held on April 5, 2013 where we were provided detailed information that deepened our support for the levies.

ó David Anderson, Steve Boroff, Jim Osmon, Max Stover

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