The Olmsted Falls Board of Education held another work session last week to continue strategic discussions regarding the district’s future. Board members reviewed a summary of results from the recent parent survey, and explored the 2.8 mill drop-off scheduled to occur in 2012.
The School Board is considering a capital issue for the May 2011 ballot. The board previously pledged to make the February 2010 operating levy last for a minimum of three years. May 2011 issue would be used to maintain a funding stream dedicated to facilities, materials and maintenance needs.
Input on this topic has also been received from a number of parents involved with our recent operating levy campaigns. A capital issue that would not raise taxes for our residents is something that many would be receptive to and willing to support. Several have noted that, in this current economy, a “no new tax” issue that would maintain funds to protect our community’s investment in our school facilities would likely make sense to voters – as they face the same maintenance challenges with their own homes.
This discussion about the drop-off will continue at the next regular Board of Education meeting scheduled for Dec. 15.