Elmwood Schools urge residents to renew levies - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Elmwood Schools urge residents to renew levies

BLOOMDALE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

ElmwoodSchool officials have been crunching the numbers and say things are not lookinggood. If voters decide to say no to an upcoming levy, district jobs may be onthe line.

Theschool is asking for a renewal of a half percent, and a three-quarter percentincome tax levy. The levies will generate $1.6 million. This time around,officials are trying a more aggressive campaign, but they say they don't havemuch money to do it.

"Ihave to do the mailings, the yard signs," said Superintendent Tony Borton. "Luckilyfor us, we have old yard signs we're re-using. I have to do all of that for 500bucks. One mailing is going to cost all of that."

Thesuperintendent says it's hard to tell which way people will vote.

"Youstill gotta wonder what's out there in the community," Borton said. "The fearof taxes is pretty strong right now across Ohio."

Hesays he's hoping that fear doesn't scare people into voting against the levies,which are responsible for 14 percent of the district's income. Borton says that'smoney they can't do without.

"Thegood thing for us is they're still on the books through all of 2014, so we'vegot some time, but we don't want to get to crunch time," he said.

Mobile users, click on the"Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here.

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Elmwood Schools urge residents to renew leviesMore>>

  • CONNECT WITH US

    CONNECT WITH US

    LIKE us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter -  Get Text & Email Alerts - Download our Apps - Send us photos & videoMore >>
    LIKE us on Facebook - Follow us on Twitter -  Get Text & Email Alerts - Download our Apps - Send us photos & videoMore >>
  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Dave & Buster's reopens Friday after Lucas Co. Health Department confirms case of Hepatitis A

    Dave & Buster's reopens Friday after Lucas Co. Health Department confirms case of Hepatitis A

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:05:24 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    A confirmed case of Hepatitis A has been diagnosed to a food handler who works at at Dave and Buster's near the Franklin Park Mall. The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department warns that anyone who consumed any food or drink from the restaurant between March 1 through March 29 has been exposed to the virus and should get tested.  Dave and Busters has set up a phone line for people with questions or concerns at  is 844-344-94-44. Follow WTOL:   Download our app he...

    More >>

    A confirmed case of Hepatitis A has been diagnosed to a food handler who works at at Dave and Buster's near the Franklin Park Mall. The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department warns that anyone who consumed any food or drink from the restaurant between March 1 through March 29 has been exposed to the virus and should get tested.  Dave and Busters has set up a phone line for people with questions or concerns at  is 844-344-94-44. Follow WTOL:   Download our app he...

    More >>
  • Woman suing Insane Clown Posse after being injured by bottle of Faygo

    Woman suing Insane Clown Posse after being injured by bottle of Faygo

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:57 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:57:05 GMT
    (Source: Faygo)(Source: Faygo)
    (Source: Faygo)(Source: Faygo)

    Andrea Walker attended the concert about 3 years ago at Headliners in north Toledo. Walker is now seeking several hundred-thousand dollars in damages after she claims a bottle of Faygo was hurled at her during the concert. 

    More >>

    Andrea Walker attended the concert about 3 years ago at Headliners in north Toledo. Walker is now seeking several hundred-thousand dollars in damages after she claims a bottle of Faygo was hurled at her during the concert. 

    More >>
  • The 42nd Annual Glass City Marathon is Sunday

    The 42nd Annual Glass City Marathon is Sunday

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:22:05 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    Toledo is just two days away from thousands of runners taking over the streets. The 42nd Annual Glass City Marathon takes off Sunday morning.  More than 9,000 runners have already registered but there's still spots available to sign up at the expo Friday and Saturday.   "It's grown bigger and bigger and people are coming from farther and farther away. Or they used to live in Toledo and they moved out, but they travel back," said Priscilla Timmons. She hersel...More >>
    Toledo is just two days away from thousands of runners taking over the streets. The 42nd Annual Glass City Marathon takes off Sunday morning.  More than 9,000 runners have already registered but there's still spots available to sign up at the expo Friday and Saturday.   "It's grown bigger and bigger and people are coming from farther and farther away. Or they used to live in Toledo and they moved out, but they travel back," said Priscilla Timmons. She hersel...More >>
Powered by Frankly