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Volunteers begin movement to support Lakota levy

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

WEST CHESTER TWP, OH (FOX19) - Still about two and a half months until voters head to the polls but the Lakota Levy Committee isn't wasting any time drumming up support for the district.

As parents like Pam Perrino and Joe Lindeman review what's on the chopping block: busing, arts, and Junior High sports, they worry what's at stake for their children's future.
"Two of the three of my kids actually had literacy problems, and they needed some of that help and they're going to make those cuts," Lindeman said.
That's why they've began a movement to bring the community on board, between now and November a host of events are in the works to support the levy.
"And what we want to do over the next two months is to be everywhere we can be, to make sure that people have the answers that they  need to feel good about supporting it," Perrino said.
It's a 7.9 mill emergency levy, it would last 10 years and cost $242 per every $100,000 in home value to offset the district's nearly $10 million deficit.
"That's less than a dollar a day, to help our education, to keep our community strong," Lindeman said.
Both Perrino and Lindeman are also both local business owners they say and understand the not everyone want to pay higher taxes.
"I don't want to pay more taxes either, but at some point, you have to sustain those things in your community, that make it a good quality place to live," Perrino said.
An incremental levy  for Lakota schools on the May ballot failed by a margin of 2 to 1.
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