The Cuyahoga Falls City School district will have a community meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 regarding Issue 6, the upcoming ballot initiative, in the Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium. The community is invited to attend.
District Superintendent Dr. Todd Nichols will be presenting the who, what, when, where and why regarding the issue including project plan, investment and sequencing. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions throughout the course of the presentation.
"Participants will be encouraged to submit questions using a 3-inch by 5-inch note card," Nichols said. "Questions will be added to our FAQ posts."
The first phase of the Master Facilities Project includes a proposed 9.83-mill tax issue that will be on the November ballot.
The tax issue would be divided three ways:
• A 4-mill levy for the district’s operating budget that would be effective for 10 years and would raise around $3.1 million a year.
• A 5.33-mill, 36-year bond issue that would generate about $80.6 million.
• A 0.5-mill continuing permanent improvement levy. The funds from this levy would be put in a maintenance fund for the new construction.
If the levy is approved, the entire issue would cost homeowners $344 per $100,000 of their home’s value each year.
The bond issue would go to pay for a $113.8 million plan to combine students in sixth through 12th grades into one school building.
The bond issue would fund both the local share of the co-funded part and the locally funded initiatives to build a new school building, Nichols said. The co-funded part of the plan totals $89.7 million — $56.5 million, or 63% of the cost, would be generated locally; $33.2 million, or 37% of the cost, would be paid for by the state. The locally funded initiatives are about $24 million, which brings the total cost of the facilities project to $113.8 million.
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