Posted: Wednesday, 31 July 2013 12:26PM

Indian Valley Looking to Renew Levy

Indian Valley Local Schools are hoping to have positive results with their upcoming renewal levy.
Voters will have the option in November to pass an existing renewal levy for Indian Valley Local Schools. Superintendant Ira Wentworth says the levy will not generate any new money.

The levy was originally passed in 1984, and voters have approved it the last five times. Wentworth says it’s important to continue to support the funds because it contributes so much to the schools.

Annually, the levy brings in just under $574,000 a year. Although property taxes have gone up since 1984, Indian Valley continues to only receive the amount that the original levy would have brought in. 
The renewal levy, which will go into effect the 2014-2015 school year, in November, will be on the ballot in November so that voters will have an additional chance if it doesn’t pass the first time.  Wentworth says it’s crucial for the schools to receive the money.

The original 5.0 mil levy in 1984 is now considered around a 3.4 mil levy. 

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