Clark-Shawnee residents will vote Tuesday, August 2, 2022, on a proposed substitute levy that would combine two existing levies and would not raise taxes.
The Clark-Shawnee Board of Education has placed a substitute levy on the August 2 ballot to renew the two existing levies. This substitute levy will maintain current funding for the district by combining the two existing levies without adding new taxes for current residents.
The August 2, 2022, substitute levy is a continuing 12.1-mill levy that would continue to generate $4.7 million for district operations. Because taxpayers are already paying on these existing levies, taxes will not increase as a result of approval of the substitute levy. The approval of the substitute levy does not increase the amount of local funding the district receives.
The two existing levies are:
An Emergency Levy first approved in 2012 by voters that generates about $2,463,333 million annually.
An Emergency Levy first approved in 2014 by voters that generates about $2,257,998 million annually.
Both levies are used for operating costs for the district, including materials, supplies, salaries, benefits, programs, classes, and more.
The substitute levy is different from a typical operating levy because it allows the district to capture new revenue from future growth in the district from new residential or business development. This means that as new residents and companies move into the district, they will help fund the costs of educating kids in our community.
This substitute levy accounts for $4.7 million per year in funding that helps pay for programs, classes, teachers, supplies, staff, materials, and more for Clark-Shawnee schools.