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Maumee Schools to put 3.9 mill levy on ballot

MAUMEE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

At their last meeting, the Maumee school board approved to place a 3.9 mill levy on the November ballot.

According to school officials, this is a dual-purpose levy, with 2 mills going toward operating revenue and 1.9 mills for permanent improvement needs. This equates to approximately $800,000 for operations, and $770,000 for permanent improvement needs.

Those improvements include roof and parking lot repairs, buses, safety and security improvements, and installation of air conditioning at three elementary schools.

Without passing a levy, expenses for the 2015-16 school year will exceed revenue by more than $1.5 million.

Maumee resident Bob Boggs says he supports the levy.

"If you let your school district go down, your housing value goes down, the community is going to go down," he said. "We need to educate the kids, and the best way is to keep the schools well funded."

The levy is expected to generate approximately $1,580,000 for the school district. It will cost the owner of a $100,000 home approximately $137 a year. If passed, revenue would be collected beginning in January 2015.

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