Thanks to our Kirtland lobbyist for this article on Niles schools.
They need a 5.85 mill levy just to stay afloat. That means the citizens will be asked to pay out of pocket $204.75 annually (5.85 x $35.00/mill), but to meet their “housing affordability threshold” they will need $682.50 in annual income to pay the additional tax. ($204.75 / .3).
The votes had previously voted down a whopping 9.25 mill levy by 70% of the voters. That equates to $323.75 additional taxes (9.25 x $35.00) requiring $1,079.16 in additional income to cover their HAT. ($323.75 / .3)…Yikes!
Oh by the way, we check the 2016 – 2017 report cards for Niles (Trumbull County) schools. They earned a “D”.
There is trouble brewing in Ohio’s public schools!