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West Carrollton, Centerville City Schools Seek Additional Levy Funding

Oct 28, 2019

On Election Day this November, two Montgomery County school districts are asking voters to approve additional funding to maintain or improve school facilities.

West Carrollton City Schools is asking voters to help fund the construction of new schools throughout the district. The district says the state will cover 81 percent of construction costs, if voters approve the 5.6 mill bond issue. The bond would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an extra $147 per year.

Centerville City Schools officials are also contending with the costs of aging school buildings. For the first time in six years, the district is asking voters to approve a new levy to fund school maintenance and general operations. Officials say enrollment has grown by several hundred students since 2013, forcing the district to dip into reserve funds. The 6.9 mill levy would cost the owner of a 100,000 home an extra $240.00 annually.

School levies are also up for a vote this November in Brookville, New Lebanon, Northmont, and Miamisburg.