“Our community has a strong record of supporting the school district. The use of renewable operating levies provides a system of checks and balances for our taxpayers. Approval of the May levy will not increase taxes, but will provide a continuation of revenue that the district currently relies on for operations,” Todd Yohey, superintendent of the Lebanon City Schools, said in a press release.
The levy was passed three years ago at 5.38 mills. The decrease in millage rate is an indication that property values in the school district have increased since 2014, according to the release issued after Tuesday’s vote.
“The district is in the process of developing campaign materials to clearly explain the May levy and its ‘zero impact’ on property taxes,” Yohey added.