On Nov. 8,


of Stow-Munroe Falls City School District will see a 1.99-mill Permanent Improvement (PI) levy on the ballot.

A PI levy allows a school district to make needed significant structural building repairs, such as roofing and equipment. By law, these dollars cannot be used for wages.

Our district has an average of more than $1.5 million in annual building, equipment and facility repairs, but less than $350,000 to pay for those repairs.

In order to maintain the district's high standard for safety, security and technology, a 1.99-mill PI levy will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. Currently, we have the second lowest millage in Summit County. Even with the passage of the PI levy, the district will still have the second lowest millage in Summit County.

By investing in our schools with this 1.99-mill PI levy, the district will be able to maintain and improve in a fiscally responsible manner. As such, we can begin modernizing our classrooms for innovative and modern learning, repave parking lots, address our fine arts facilities, repair roofs, purchase buses, improve technology and address our building infrastructures.

Tom Bratten,


Stow-Munroe City School District