Sunday, August 22, 2004

Greater Cincinnati school levies on ballot



The Enquirer

Nineteen Greater Cincinnati school districts will ask voters for money Nov. 2.

The "cost" is the additional annual expense for the owner of a $100,000 home:

HAMILTON COUNTY

 Cincinnati Public: Five-year renewal levy for operating expenses. Raises: $65 million. Cost: No increase over current $300.

• Deer Park: Levy for operating expenses and levy for building repairs and maintenance. Raises: $1.9 million. Cost: $264.

• Finneytown: Levy for operating expenses. Raises: $1.7 million. Cost: $234.

• Northwest: Operating levy and levy for building repairs and maintenance. Raises: $8.6 million. Cost: $170.

• Reading: Continuing operating levy. Raises: $1.4 million. Cost: Not available.

• Sycamore: Five-year operating levy. Raises: $8.7 million. Cost: $168.

• Three Rivers: Five-year operating levy. Raises: $2.3 million. Cost: $174.

• Winton Woods: Continuing levy for daily operations and continuing levy for building repairs, maintenance. Raises: $3.9 million. Cost: $243.

BUTLER COUNTY

• Edgewood: Continuing operating levy. Raises: $2.5 million. Cost: $211.

• Fairfield: Continuing operating levy. Raises: $6.5 million: Cost: $150.

• Lakota: Combination levy for new schools, expansions and operations. Raises: $80.3 million for construction; $12.4 million a year for operations. Cost: $236.

• Madison: 0.5-mill income tax for operations. Raises: $740,000. Cost: Varies by income.

• Monroe: Five-year renewal of emergency levy. Raises: $1.5 million. Cost: No tax increase.

• Ross: 0.5 percent income tax. Raises: $1.2 million. Cost: Varies by income.

• Talawanda: 1 percent income tax for day-to-day operations. Raises: $3.9 million. Cost: Varies by income.

CLERMONT COUNTY

• Clermont Northeastern School District: Continuing levy for permanent improvements. Raises: $1.2 million Cost: $150.

WARREN COUNTY

• Franklin: Operating levy. Raises: $3.9 million. Cost: $300.

• Kings: Operating levy. Raises: $3.2 million. Cost: $150.

• Little Miami: Bond issue for school construction. Raises: $37 million. Cost: $136.




ENQUIRER COLUMNS
Bronson: Resignations finally brought patients help
Crowley: Picnic energizes party
Bake sale helps hurricane victims
Crowley: Around Northern Kentucky

TOP LOCAL HEADLINES
Museum to get world's attention
1,500 on guest list for center's soiree
DNA registry offers tool for adoptees
Warehouse rubble smolders
Barrel Co. owner's Columbus firm sued
Church works to regain trust
Judge: Accepting Boehner phone tape illegal
Rare rhino needs a unique name
Local news briefs

KENTUCKY HEADLINES
Dig at Civil War site will include citizens
Benefit helps pay for boy's life-saving surgery
Jail guards against suicide
GOP doesn't stand for 'gay old party'
Soldiers' blood may be key to anthrax medicine
Kentucky news briefs

EDUCATION
Schools face addition by subtraction
Slimmer, trimmer school systems await students this year
Fairfield parents letter in funding
Pressure is off on N.Ky. schools
Greater Cincinnati school levies on ballot
Students get up to 10 days for field trips

NEIGHBORS
200,000 people get reacquainted at river
Dads go to bat for ballfield
Threatened barn owls near a record for chicks, nests

LIVES REMEMBERED
Faith Hunter devoted life to ministry
Simon Kinsella was writing his first book
Frank Gulley, 78, was church elder