Little Miami School District seeks 16.95-mill levy

By Tiffany Teasley bio | email

MORROW, OH (FOX19) - After building closures, program cuts and a major deficit, the Little Miami School District is on its last leg.

"I'm very concerned as a parent," said Little Miami parent Melinda Briggs.

Briggs has two kids in the district, and she says the cuts are affecting the classroom more than ever.

"We as a family, have suffered a lot as far as educationally things that we're missing out on," Briggs said.

"This is the only opportunity that we have to save our schools," said Little Miami Superintendent Daniel Bennett.

Bennett says voters must approve the 16.95-mill levy that would cost someone with a $100,000 home about $520 per year.

"We have nothing left cut, so 16. 95 mills is the answer to keeping us away from fiscal emergency for state receivership," Bennett said.

"It is a large amount to vote on, and to pass but we realize that that's a sacrifice we're willing to make to make sure our children get a great education," Briggs said.

But, some taxpayers in the Little Miami district believe 16.95 mils is just to high a price to pay, but the Superintendents say it's the only option.

"It divides communities, but this what we need to stay alive," Bennett said.

The school board with take up the final vote to put the levy on the ballot Tuesday.

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