Rocky Fork Enterprise

Permanent improvements

Gahanna-Jefferson board poised to move forward with November levy


The Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education on Aug. 4 is expected to move forward with putting a permanent improvements levy on the November ballot.

The board took the first step Aug. 1 to place a levy on the Nov. 4 ballot, voting unanimously to approve a resolution of necessity for a 2.16-mill levy that would generate about $3 million annually.

District treasurer Julio Valladares said he estimates the levy would cost homeowners an additional $75 per $100,000 of assessed property value.

If approved, funds from the permanent improvements levy could  be used only for items with a life expectancy of five years or more, such as building repairs, buses and technology.

For more on this story, read the Aug. 7 edition of ThisWeek Rocky Fork Enterprise.