Levy Information

This page is dedicated to sharing information with you regarding specific details of the levy. The information below will be continually updated with downloadable versions of our levy literature, including talking points, direct mailers and other literature outreaches. Thank you for taking time to visit this page.

  • The SEL Schools has placed a 6.9 mill levy on the ballot for additional funds after stretching the current levy more than 7 years, approximately twice as long as the average levy.
  • The levy will request 5.9 mills for current operating expenses and 1 mill for general permanent improvements, such as air conditioning in the buildings.
  • The last time the SEL Schools asked for additional operating funds was 2012, more than 7 years ago, and has STRETCHED EVERY DOLLAR in that time.
  • The last request for general permanent improvements was more than 20 years ago.
  • The levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home approx. $20/month.
  • The SEL Schools has saved taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last 7+years by being dedicated to responsible fiscal stewardship, including:
    • Performed many major projects with internal resources rather than outside contractors
    • Collaboratively worked with our unions to negotiate responsible contracts
    • Outperformed 5-year financial forecasts over the last several years
  • All 6 Buildings in the SEL Schools recently won the Energy Star Award from the Federal E.P.A., indicating that each uses 35% less energy and generates 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.
  • Funds associated with the general operations levy will go towards educational resources, technology, personnel costs and other classroom materials.
  • Funds associated with the general permanent improvements will go towards the installation of air conditioning throughout the District.
  • You can learn more by going to www.sel.k12.oh.us and visiting the Levy Information Page and also by liking our Facebook Page @citizensforSEL.