SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP –The Ashtabula Area City Schools Board of Education took the first steps to placing the Permanent-Improvement Levy on the November ballot.
The Permanent-Improvement Levy is a five-year, 2.5-mills levy that raises between $850,000 to $900,000 a year. The current levy expires in July 2015.
The Textbook and Technology levy is for 1.25 mills and raises $440,000. That levy would expire in July 1, 2016 and would likely need to go before voters in November 2015. There is also a Classroom Facilities Maintenance levy that is .5 mills that raises about $200,000 a year. That levy expires in 2029.
“This levy would not collect any new money but extend the existing P.I. levy,” Treasurer Jackie Miranda said. “It last passed in November 2010, and at that time it was reduced from a 3 mill to a 2.5 mill. We have the opportunity to put it on the November ballot.”