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Hamilton County, OH November 3, 2009 Election
Issue 52
Proposed Tax Levy (Renewal)
Cincinnati City School District

Majority Approval Required

Pass: 50,293 / 60.68% Yes votes ...... 32,583 / 39.32% No votes

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Shall a levy renewing an existing levy be imposed by the Cincinnati City School District, County of Hamilton, Ohio, for the purpose of EMERGENCY REQUIREMENTS, in the sum of $65,178,000 and a levy of taxes to be made outside of the tenmill limitation estimated by the county auditor to average nine and eleven-hundredths (9.11) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to ninety-one and one-tenth cents ($0.911) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five (5) years, commencing in 2010, first due in calendar year 2011?

Summary Prepared by League of Women Voters:
Explanation: This levy proposes a renewal of an existing levy for the Cincinnati City School District. It will raise $65,178,000 each year for general operating expenses for the Cincinnati Public School District and run for a period of five years. The tax levy of 9.11 mills renews an operating levy that was first approved by voters in 1980 and has been renewed five times since its original passage. Although the current levy does not expire until the end of 2010, the Cincinnati Board of Education is seeking renewal now so that the Board and Administration can plan for the 2010-11 school year budget which must be finalized by the end of June, 2010. The $65.2 million raised by the levy comprises 14 % of the district's total budget of $467 million. The money will continue to pay for district operating costs including classroom teachers, staff, books, transportation and supplies for the district's 34,000 students. The Cincinnati Board of Education placed this renewal levy on the November ballot.

  Official Information

County Auditor

  • What will this levy cost me? - Information from the Auditor is available for this proposed tax levy. Go to the website, then to "Property Search." Input your address and then click on "Levy Info" on the left side of the page.
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Just a Renewal
A website in support of Issue 52
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