News and Editorials

Stay up to date with the latest news, editorials, and endorsements about the Granville Schools 2018 Levy. 

BOE President makes case for earned income tax

…please know that the choice facing Granville voters is not a binary one of a tax or no tax. Ohio’s school funding formula compels us to pass a new levy if we want to have the funding necessary to ensure the quality of Granville schools. The Board believes that the earned income tax provides the best funding mechanism to invest in and maintain excellent schools in the manner that our community expects and our children deserve.

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Anne Weinberg
School treasurer rebuts funding claims made in letter

Mr. Strogan suggested that the district “might” lower property taxes if the proposed earned income tax passes. In fact, if voters approve the income tax, the permanent improvement levy referenced above will not be put on the ballot for renewal, requiring it to end after 2019. In addition, the district’s classroom facilities levy by law expires after 2019.

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Anne Weinberg
Earned income tax ‘shifts burden from...seniors’

An earned income tax levy…offsets inflation and shifts the burden from our overtaxed seniors, to the actual consumers of our school services. For our schools, our children, our teachers, our seniors, and our community, we strongly encourage our neighbors to consider supporting this levy.

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Anne Weinberg
DU president supports Granville Schools earned income tax

I would encourage everyone to vote “Yes” for the levy. Nobody wants to pay higher taxes. Our taxes are already high, but schools are not the place to fight the tax battle. Granville is a strong community. Our generation is enjoying the strength of Granville. We owe it to the next generation to make sure we leave the community strong. No community stays strong without excellent schools. And none of our children are going to do well in life without a quality education.

— Adam Weinberg

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Anne Weinberg
Granville, other Licking County districts asking voters for tax issues

The new tax on earned income would raise an estimated $16.8 million over five years. Over that same time, however, the district would see a reduction of more than $12 million in its coffers, via a combination of the expiring property tax levies, expected capital costs and other spending.

Translated, Brown said, that means the new income tax would net the district about $4 million over five years to deal with unexpected costs.

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ACES
Earned Income Tax ‘Best Way’ to Sustain Schools

I don’t know that I will benefit personally from the proposed tax plan, at least not for a few years. But I do know that the community that I live in benefits greatly from top notch schools and passing the earned income tax is the very best way to ensure those benefits continue.

--Don R. Haven

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Anne Weinberg
How Granville School Will Use the New Money if an Earned Income Tax Passes

Over the next five years, projected spending to maintain current levels of services will exceed projected revenues to pay for those services by an estimated $12.1 million.  The revenue from the earned income tax will offset that shortfall so that educational services can be maintained at current levels.

-- Michael Sobul, CFO/Treasurer of the Granville Exempted Village School District

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Anne Weinberg
Ohio School Funding and the Need for a New Levy

Funding for schools in Ohio is intended as a 'partnership' between the state and the local taxpayers. How the overall funding for an individual district is split between these two partners is primarily driven by the district’s capacity to raise revenue locally.

-- Michael Sobul, CFO/Treasurer of the Granville Exempted Village School District

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Anne Weinberg