Inside Bay Schools July 2016

Our monthly news roundup... July 2016
Bay Village Board of Education approves levy request

The Bay Village Board of Education has voted unanimously to put a 5.9 mill operating levy on the November 8 election ballot. The request reflects careful fiscal management that stretched a 2010 levy two years beyond its original four-year projection.

Homeowners would see a tax increase of approximately $17.21 per month (about $207 annually) for each $100,000 of home valuation if the levy passes. It would generate an estimated $3.1 million in additional revenue annually for the school district.

The 5.9 mill levy is to cover increasing costs for utilities, supplies, salaries, transportation, etc. The millage level also reflects the addition of increased instructional technology support and foreign language instruction starting at the elementary school level.

“We were able to make our 2010 levy stretch to six years through conservative management practices,” said Superintendent Clint Keener. “Lead time built into any levy cycle requires we ask for an increase well before we get far into spending down our reserve fund. We are at that time now. If the levy doesn’t pass this year, we’d have to come back with a higher millage request next year to maintain the same program. If we took it even closer to the end of our reserve fund, we’d be looking at some serious reductions.”

Board president Amy Huntley said the board looked at several levels of requested millage. “We’ve kept this request as low as we can while still protecting our educational program,” she said. “We hope to make this increase last at least four years. We certainly don’t want to come back to our community sooner than that. And we won't ask for more than we really need to run our district effectively for a reasonable amount of time.” [Read on . . . ]


Bay Village Board of Education
Left-to-right: Steve Lee,
Lisa Priemer, Beth Lally,
President Amy Huntley,
Vice-President Gayatry jacob-Mosier

Also available online:
Recent letter to Bay Village Residents
School Levy Online Cost Calculator

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First day of school for students is Monday, August 29!


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Savings for parents . . .
Ohio again offers sales tax holiday for school supplies

Shopping for school supplies? You may want to wait for next weekend. Ohio is once again offering a sales tax holiday for school supplies. The holiday starts on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. and ends on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

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For more information about the sales tax hoiday, visit the Ohio Department of Taxation's Frequently Asked Questions page on the program.




Support Bay Music Boosters August 17!

Wednesday, August 17, 5-8 p.m.

Bay band, orchestra, choral, jazz and Rockettes students will be going door-to-door asking for your support on Wednesday, August 17, from 5-8 p.m. Help support our schools' wonderful music program!
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