On March 17, 2020, we will have a 7.3 mill emergency levy on the ballot. Sidney City School District’s most vital need is stabilization to protect and continue the current level of programs and services.
Here are a few facts about the levy:
- It has been over 10 years since the community has passed a new operating levy.
- Passage of this levy will help fund day-to-day operations of our schools–such as staffing, utilities, and supplies.
- This operating levy would cost $23.32 a month for a $109,500 appraised home.
- Our local combined effective millage (school taxes) is the lowest among Piqua, Troy, and Vandalia, and even if this levy passes, we would remain the lowest.
- By reducing staff and transitioning to a high deductible health plan only by 2022, the district has been able to save $1,560,000 a year.
Should this levy not pass, our district will have to reevaluate the current staff and programs to justify their necessity and make adjustments. Any cuts will have a direct impact on our students, classrooms, and community.
Thanks for your support of our kids,
Bob Humble, Superintendent