On both June 21, 2018 and July 30, 2018, the Lincolnview Local Board of Education unanimously approved resolutions to place a 2.5 mill permanent improvement renewal issue on the November 6, 2018 ballot.
Lincolnview Local Schools 2.5-mill Permanent Improvement levy is up for renewal on this fall’s November 8th ballot. This is NOT a new tax and will not increase property taxes.
By state law, Permanent Improvement funds only may be used to purchase items with a lifespan of five years or more. This includes items such as: technology, textbooks, buses, and facility improvements. Permanent Improvement dollars do not pay for salaries or benefits for an employee.
Since 1974 Lincolnview Local Schools has utilized a permanent improvement levy with approval/renewal period of every five years.
Forty-four years later the Lincolnview Local school permanent improvement needs continues to expand. Since 1974 the district has added a new elementary school building & bus barn (1999), a new Jr. High/ High School (2008), a new outdoor track complex, and new baseball & softball diamonds (2008) along with the utility and maintenance costs associated with those additions. It is the district’s obligation and responsibility to take care of what the public has provided the district over the years.
On Nov. 6th Lincolnview voters will again be asked to approve the 2.5 mill permanent improvement levy. If approved, it would result in no new taxes. It would cost a property owner of a $100,000.00 home today approximately $32 for the entire year.
The passage of the permanent improvement renewal levy on Nov. 6 provides the district the ability to take care of the continuous permanent improvement expenses without having to use general fund money to do so.
If you have questions about the levy call the Lincolnview District Office at 419-968-2226.
Sample ballot at the Van Wert County Board of Elections
Proposed Tax Levy (Renewal)
Lincolnview Local School district
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
A renewal of a tax for the benefit of the Lincolnview Local School District for the purpose of permanent improvements (building improvements, replacement of windows, wiring, roofs, boilers, purchase of busses and other improvements) at a rate not exceeding two and one-half (2.5) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to twenty-five cents ($0.25) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for five (5) years, commencing in 2019, first due in calendar year 2020.
For the Tax Levy
Against the Tax Levy
Frequently Asked Questions
We invite you to submit your Lincolnview Local School funding questions to the District Office at following e-mail addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Those of broadest interest will be published here.
Is this Permanent Improvement levy renewal subject to the 12.5 percent property tax reduction?
Yes. Lincolnview’s Permanent Improvement levy predates the State of Ohio’s elimination of the 12.5 percent rollback on new levies. If Lincolnview voters renew it this year, the cost of the levy on their tax bills will continue to be reduced by 12.5 percent by the State of Ohio.
However, if this Permanent Improvement levy is not renewed and expires at the end of 2019, it would have to go back on the ballot as a new levy. If passed as a new levy, it would cost taxpayers 12.5 percent more than it does today for the school district to collect the same amount it currently receives.
What items have been addressed the past five years from the last PI Levy?
- LED lighting of all parking lights
- New LED lighting in the Lecture Hall
- New LED lighting in the High School & Elementary gymnasium
- New tile flooring in the hallways of the Elementary Building
- New tile flooring in all restrooms in the Elementary Building
- New roofs installed of both vocational agriculture and industrial arts/technology rooms
- Purchase of a new tractor
- Purchase of a new school van
- Continued purchases of two new busses every two years
- Purchase of new security cameras in K-12 building
- New bus communication system (radios) in all busses
- Renovation of our sewage plant pumps
- Purchase of new hot water heater in the Elementary building
- Purchase and installation of a new electronic sign in front of the Jr./Sr. High School
- Installed a complete computer wireless system throughout the entire K-12 building
- Installation of new hand rails in the high school gymnasium
- Installation of a new softball scoreboard
- Installation of a new watering system on the girls varsity softball field
- Complete elementary classroom makeovers each year of grades K-6th (tile flooring, carpet, baseboard, and painting of walls)
- Installation of a new ceiling in the school cafeteria
- Re-striping and renovation of school parking lots every two years
- Refinishing of both the high school and elementary gymnasium floors each year
- HVAC upgrades
- Textbook replacements
What would the levy cost me as a home owner?
It would cost a property owner of a $100,000.00 home today approximately $32 for the entire year.
Can permanent improvement funding be used for bond retirement/debt associated with out buildings?
Permanent improvement funding cannot be used for bond retirement payments.
What is the school districts current debt amount?
The district's outstanding debt amounts to $7,740,000. The debt was last refunded (refinanced) in February 2015, which amounted to a savings for the district of nearly $3.0 million. The next time that our district debt can be refunded on a tax exempt basis is in December of 2024. We will continue to explore the options of refunding our debt when applicable and will discuss "paying ahead" on the debt in our financial planning for the district.
- The issue is a renewal NOT a new tax increase.
- The issue is a request to renew an existing levy.
- The issue will result in NO additional millage.
- The issue will cost you no more than you pay today
- The Board of Education continues to operate within the constraints set forth by the budget and demonstrates prudence and accountability with your tax money.
- School buildings and grounds are a major investment that requires ongoing maintenance and upgrading.
If you have ANY questions about the upcoming levy or any other school issue, please don’t hesitate to call the District Office at 419-968-2226.