Issue 11 Levy Facts
The District placed a combined 7.7 mill levy (4.7 mill) Permanent Improvement Levy and a (3.0 mill) Operating Levy on the November 7, 2023 ballot.
Based on current values, the 7.7 mill levy would cost a property owner $269.50 annually per $100,000 of appraised value. Due to property value changes resulting from the 2023 reappraisal process, the cost per $100,000 of appraised value will be less than this calculated amount. To determine the estimated levy cost for your property, please visit the Franklin County Auditor's Levy Estimator website.
The Columbus Board of Education passed a resolution during its September 19 business meeting that focuses on:
Advance Student Achievement
Modernize District Facilities
Enhance Whole Child Supports
“The federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds allowed us to propel this work at lightning pace. Now it’s time for us to reexamine and incorporate this into our everyday business functions,” said Columbus City Schools Superintendent/CEO Dr. Angela Chapman. “This would maintain our momentum. We want to make many of these improvements permanent. This ask represents one-third of the Operating funding the District received from ESSER.”
The District has been fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars, staying off the ballot for the past seven years.
During the September 19 Board meeting, the District’s Administration provided the Board with a statement of facts/information about the District’s needs and the implications for the School District of the levy passing or failing: