The Superintendent from WLS stops by to talk about their levy

CREATING modern and safe schools, using local labor, paid for with 80% of the $228 million construction costs from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (State of Ohio).

$50 million Bond leverages $178 million from the State of Ohio ($228 million in total).

Updating safety and security for students and staff.

Most of our schools are more than 60 years old. Shoreland, Jackman and Wernert are a combined 255 years old.

Building Projects that will support local labor and the local economy

Support from Organized Labor

International Association of Iron Workers Local 55, Northwestern Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council, United Association Local Union No. 50 Plumbers and Steamfitters, Local Union No. 8 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 351, Local 886 Cement Masons & Plasterers, Teamsters Local 20, OAPSE, TAWLS, Piping Industry Professionals & Employers, and the Labor Management Cooperation Committee.

The district has done a good job of maintaining property and buildings, but additional updates are needed to provide safe, up-to-date learning environments necessary in today’s world and that our community expects and can take pride in.

CLASSROOMS for all Washington Local students that support 21st-Century learning and prepare our students for meaningful careers.

A generational upgrade for our students, schools, and community.

Continuing career readiness through a variety of electives and advanced placement programs.

Maintaining and Improving Career Tech Workforce Development Programs to encourage our students to stay local when they graduate due to excellent job opportunities

Keeping high-quality programs and educational opportunities.

CARING for the Washington Local community by maintaining continued high-quality staff and services for our students.

Day-to-day operating expenses are exceeding revenue due to the state cap on our funding.

The cap means that Washington Local Schools currently serves 7,000+ students but only receives funding for 5,000 students.

Keeping and attracting quality teachers and staff.

Investing in our schools protects property values and community’s quality of life.

If the quality of our schools declines, it impacts our entire community.

Without Issue 7, our schools will have to make cuts to staff and educational programs, and any significant facility construction will be put off possibly affecting the amount of money the state will contribute to building projects.

Passing Issue 7 keeps our schools and community Strong and Independent.

Issue 7 spreads the expense of restoring Washington Local Schools facilities over generations, ensuring a legacy for our children and grandchildren.

Issue 7 is a combined 3.0-mill bond levy and 3.9-mill operating levy for Washington Local Schools for a continuing period of time. The cost of this levy is about $18 a month for an average Washington Local homeowner.

 
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