Friday, October 09, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 5/6/2008

Anthony Wayne puts 2 levies on ballot

The Anthony Wayne Local Board of Education last night voted unanimously to place two 3.3-mill, five-year operating levies on the August ballot that would raise a total of $6 million annually.

One levy is a renewal of an emergency tax adopted in 2003 that generates $3 million a year and expires at the end of 2008. The other is a new tax that would raise an additional $3 million annually.

Board member Ronald Disher, who had opposed the second levy in favor of an income tax, announced he would support the additional 3.3-mill levy but would continue to work for an income tax for the school district.

Superintendent John Granger said, "If we want to maintain the quality we have in this school district, we have to pass two levies in August."

On March 4, voters in the 4,400-student district turned down a 6.5-mill levy request that would have produced $6 million annually. The new request comes to 6.6 mills because of a rounding requirement, Treasurer Kerri Johnson said.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.