Substitute levy: May 2, 2017 –>NO additional taxes
At the Monday, January 23 board meeting, our Board of Education unanimously passed the Resolution to Proceed with a 4.82 mill substitute levy in the May 2, 2017 election.
The Resolution to Proceed is the final step to place this issue on the ballot.
Frequently Asked Questions – click here to download a PDF version
- Will the substitute levy increase my taxes?
- No (assuming property valuations remain stable).
- Why does the District need the substitute levy?
- The community supported a 5-year Emergency levy in 2013. Funding from the emergency levy will expire in 2018. The substitute levy will begin collection in 2019 on a continual basis and will provide a seamless transition in District funding as the 2013 emergency levy expires.
- How will the District allocate resources generated from the substitute levy?
- Resources from the substitute levy will be used for operational needs of the District and shall not be used for capital improvements or infrastructure needs.
- What will happen if the substitute levy passes?
- Passage of the levy will enable the District to continue to provide the highest quality of education within our current funding levels.
- What will happen if the substitute levy fails?
- The District will need to reevaluate all areas of operations including staffing levels, curricular programs offered and extracurricular programs offered.
- How does my tax rate compare to other school districts?
- Over 85% of school districts in Hamilton County assess a higher tax rate than Oak Hills.
- What percentage of funding benefits the District’s students?
- 73% of Oak Hills’ expenditures go directly to classroom instruction (67% is the State average).
For additional financial information, including stewardship components, please visit ohlsd.us, or contact Steven R. Bain, Treasurer at 513-574-3200.