Rossford School District Levy Implementation (November 2010)

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A Rossford School District Levy Implementation measure was on the November 2, 2010 ballot in the Rossford school district which is in Wood County.

This measure was defeated

  • YES 1,721 (34.6%)
  • NO 3,255 (65.4%) Defeatedd[1]

This measure sought to implement a levy at a rate of 5.99 mills for a period of 37 years in order to help build a new high and junior high school buildings. The money generated from the levy would have funded the first phase of the building project.[2]

A citizens group had formed in opposition of this measure, stating that it was the wrong time to be adding more taxes and it was not a good plan for the district overall. The group noted that the plan would cost more than homeowners want to pay and the plan was not fully approved by all the school board members. They also noted that if the plan is defeated they would still want to work with the district to get a new measure on the ballot that would better add to the district.[3]

Proponents and school officials had noted that it was actually a good time for a new tax, approving it now would have been more beneficial and help build new school buildings quicker than if it was put off longer. Rates were lower to borrow and with the implemented savings plan the actual cost to build is much lower than would have been normally.[4]